1954 – The year underwater warfare changed forever



1954 – The year underwater warfare changed forever.

I’ve always found it interesting that I was born in the same year the Nautilus was brought on line. I have a close family member (now deceased) who worked for Westinghouse and was part of the team that worked on her propulsion. Living in Western Pennsylvania, I constantly run into people who had a Dad or Uncle that also contributed to her development at the Bettis Atomic Facility near McKeesport.

This is the 65th year since she first sailed. The technology would forever change the way we looked at submarine warfare. But in January, even those who knew about her development were still not sure what the future of submarines would look like. I found this article from the January ALL HANDS magazine pretty interesting.

There is a link to a video at the end of the story. Its 13 and…

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