From: Michael Dillard
Location: Pearl Harbor Hawaii
Thanks for responding to my e-mail. It was the first e-mail that I opened when I got to work this morning. All of my boats have been 688 Los Angeles Class Fast-Attack submarines. BTW,a great submarine non-fiction book to read is "Blind Man's Bluff" by Sherry Sontag, Christopher Drew, & Annette Drew. It's the real deal about subs. After reading it during a six-month deployment, I walked away with a much greater appreciation & fascination for submarines and the work that I do. Have a great day!
From: Greg Bear
I've visited Trident-class big boomers in Bremerton, but never had the privilege of going aboard Los Angeles class vessels. They all seem incredibly huge compared to pre-nuke boats!
From: Andrew Carpenter
Interestingly enough..the Spanish lay claim to the first serviceable submarine which is on stocks by the port in Cartegena in southern Spain.
I stood and scoffed at my Spanish partner who took huge offence and rattled off that not only did the Spanish invent the first submarine, but also tv, radio,heart transplants, automatic rifles and so on and so forth!..I learned at a very young age to keep quiet with Spaniards and just agree that they invented EVERYTHING.
Well Chris Columbus was Spanish wasn't he? round Earth and all..or was he Welsh and followed in the footsteps of Maddock the Welshman who discovered America (apparently)
Going back to submarines..my faves were the French "Monitor" subs that when surfaced deployed two twenty two inch cannons on a turret concealed within the nascele..almost as cool as EBoats.
Cheers Tout le monde