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Offline JTheotonio

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October 15 - School of the Boat - history question
« on: October 15, 2009, 08:50:31 AM »
 ;)  This may surprise a few of you - so let's try something a bit different.

What submarine was the first to successful launch a guide missile off it's deck?  I'll need the name of the boat, the date of the launch and the type of missile that was launched.

As I said this may be a bit of a surprise for many people.  8)
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Re: October 15 - School of the Boat - history question
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 02:39:25 PM »
Hmm. I'll take a guess: SSG-348 USS Cusk launched a Loon guided missile from its deck on February 12, 1947. The Loon was an American-built version of the German V-1.

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Re: October 15 - School of the Boat - history question
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2009, 08:11:32 AM »
 ;D 100% correct FER!  Well done.

Yes looking back at the event in 1947 - Cusk was considered the original "Boomer" far before the keel was laid for the first USSBN.  To think that an old Fleet-type submarine would be launching missiles.

Now see that was easy.  From the hit count a lot of people looked at my question and FER's answer so I know you are out there looking over posts in this forum.  Don't be shy - post, ask questions, or try answering some of these SOB questions.
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