Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Jimmy the Sub

Cartoon From Cox & Forkum, The Yellow Submarine by the Beatles
The USS Jimmy Carter entered the Navy’s fleet Saturday as the most heavily armed submarine ever built, and as the last of the Seawolf class of attack subs that the Pentagon ordered during the Cold War’s final years.The $3.2 billion Jimmy Carter was commissioned Saturday, the first submarine named after a living ex-president. Carter, a submariner during his time in the Navy, was on hand for the ceremony signaling the end of an era in submarining.
Does that last statement mean the death knell of US Naval Submarining because Jimmy Carter was there, or because the Navy has named a submarine for him?

The USS Jimmy Carter in Pictures

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