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The Resource Arctic mission : 90 North by airship and submarine, William F. Althoff

Arctic mission : 90 North by airship and submarine, William F. Althoff

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Arctic mission : 90 North by airship and submarine
Title
Arctic mission
Title remainder
90 North by airship and submarine
Statement of responsibility
William F. Althoff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Artic Mission recounts two concurrent Navy Department penetrations of the Arctic in 1958, one an unclassified project, the other absolutely secret. Sailing under the direct orders of the Commander in Chief, the nuclear submarine Nautilus would, if successful, reaffirm U.S. technological prowess with a stupendous demonstration; an under-ice transit of the Arctic Basin via the North Pole. The airships unclassified mission was an Office of Naval Research project, with the objective to assess the suitability of non-rigid airships for support of field parties deployed throughout the North, ashore and afloat. That August, BUNO 126719 crossed the Arctic Circle, the sole military airship ever to do so, en route to rendezvous with a U.S. Air Force ice-rafted camp in the Arctic Ocean. As 719 pressed north, Nautilus pierced the geographic pole, then without changing course logged the first-ever transit of the deep-ocean Arctic, Pacific to Atlantic. Based on interviews and correspondence with dozens of participants, and on Navy Department reports, the work presents first-hand material throughout, and is a distinct contribution to naval literature."--from Amazon
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Althoff, William F
Dewey number
910.911/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
VG93
LC item number
.A867 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Airships
  • Arctic regions
  • Underwater exploration
  • Arctic regions
  • Nautilus (Submarine : SSN-571)
Label
Arctic mission : 90 North by airship and submarine, William F. Althoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn724704414
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xviii, 264 p.
Isbn
9781612510101
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011024314
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)724704414
Label
Arctic mission : 90 North by airship and submarine, William F. Althoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn724704414
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xviii, 264 p.
Isbn
9781612510101
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011024314
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)724704414
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