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Product Details

  • Series: Bluejacket Books
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (April 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557502153
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557502155
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,218,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Edward L. Beach, Captain, USN (Ret.), is the best-selling author of Run Silent, Run Deep and a dozen other books about the Navy. His book Around the World Submerged describes his record-breaking 1960 circumnavigation of the globe in the USS Triton.

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Job well done.
Thomas Erickson
If you want to get the feel of day to day activity onboard a nuclear submarine, Around the World Submerged:The Voyage of the Triton,is good reading.
Cecil Elliott, Jr.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves the water, ships and true stories of adventure and triumph.
Byron Schluter

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 9, 2001
Format: Paperback
This is a work to bring feelings of nostalgia to any former sailor. Especially a former submarine sailor such as myself. I recognized old shipmates in the antics of the crew of mostly very young men on the Triton. The operational, mechanical and navigational problems faced during the voyage of the Triton are similar to and will be recognized by any experienced submarine sailor. The technical information in the book is very "lite", but it reflects the era of restricted data in which this book was authored. Ned Beach is a wonderful narrator. His other books of fiction and non-fiction are outstanding. This book is no exception.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cecil Elliott, Jr. on January 20, 2009
Format: Paperback
Around the World Submerged: The Voyage of the Triton, is an accurate, first hand account of the Around the World shakedown cruise of the USS Triton. The book was written by the only man who could tell the story, her Captain! At the time, the USS Triton was the longest nuclear submarine in the United States Navy. At 447.5 feet in length, the Triton was only submarine to be equipped with two nuclear reactors. Due to improved reactor design, today's submarine require the use of only one nuclear reactor. In today's Navy, the longest submarines in the fleet, are the Ohio-Class Trident Missile Submarines. Each sub is 560 feet in length.
The man telling the story of the Triton's Around the World Cruise, is Captain Edward L. Beach. Captain Beach was the author of Run Silent, Run Deep and Dust of the Sea. Before assuming command of the Triton, Captain Beach was the Naval Aide to President Dwight Eisenhower.
In the book, Captain Beach describes his training in Nuclear Power and the familiarization of the Nuclear Reactor Design that would power the Triton. He tells about the encounters with Admiral Hyman Rickover. Captain Beach was a 'Plank Owner" of the Triton. He was the first commanding officer. The shakedown cruise would take the Triton and her crew, Around the World. They were retracing the course taken by Magellan. They would make the cruise, totally submerged and hopefully, undetected. A nuclear submarine can make its own heat, air, water, steam and electricity needed for ship operations and for crew comfort. During the cruise, Captain Beach describes the day to day routine onboard the Triton. He describes what the watchstanders were required to complete and what the crew done during their off-duty hours.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Byron Schluter on February 13, 2007
Format: Paperback
I first read this book in jr. high school (1970) and loved it yet didn't finish it. Years later I tried to find a copy to check out or possibly purchase and none were availible as the book was no longer in print. I even contacted the author to see if he had any copies availible with no luck. To my great suprise a recent search online revealed that this book had been rereleased in paperback. The day it arrived I started reading it and could not put it down (I finished it in 4 days). Admiral Beach did a great job of taking the reader along on this history making journey. The reader feels the excitement of the first dive, the incredible acceleration of the nuclerar powered engines, the worry over failing navigation equipment and a fellow seaman who becomes very ill. Then when they complete their record and history making journey you feel the pride of their accomplishment and a sense of pride in what the human spirit can accomplish even under extreamely challenging conditions.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves the water, ships and true stories of adventure and triumph.
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I have read a number of books by this author about his life experience in the Navy. He is a good writer and has lead an exciting life worth writing about. This book deals with a very important event in the history of the submarine navy and is worth reading.
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By Fred J Foerster on February 3, 2014
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I as there,Made the trip in the engine room and ATR, I had slightly different perspective as enlisted , but still petty accurate
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By Abdulaziz Almodahka on January 6, 2014
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Truly epic team spirit plus second to none professionalism . I would recommend this book to all those considering a career in the
Military whether in naval service or in any other branch .
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Capt. Beach gave a lot more than staying submerged for this trip; he gave plenty of his experiences in WWII. And description of some of major players in the submarine navy during the war. He seems to the kind of skipper I would have liked to ship with.
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