Unknown Waters: A First-Hand Account of the Historic Under-ice Survey of the Siberian Continental Shelf by USS Quee by Alfred S. McLarenUnknown Waters: A First-Hand Account of the Historic Under-ice Survey of the Siberian Continental Shelf by USS Quee by Alfred S. McLaren

Unknown Waters: A First-Hand Account of the Historic Under-ice Survey of the Siberian Continental…

byAlfred S. McLarenForeword byWilliam R. Anderson

Hardcover | January 22, 2008

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Charting the Siberian continental shelf during the height of the Cold War
 
This book tells the story of the brave officers and men of the nuclear attack submarine USS Queenfish (SSN-651), who made the first survey of an extremely important and remote region of the Artic Ocean. The unpredictability of deep-draft sea ice, shallow water, and possible Soviet discovery, all played a dramatic part in this fascinating 1970 voyage.
Alfred S. McLaren is a retired U.S. Navy Captain, recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal and two Legions of Merit, President Emeritus of The Explorers Club, Senior Pilot of the SAS Aviator submersible, and Director of Sub Aviator Systems, Redondo Beach, California. He and his wife reside in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado. ...
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Title:Unknown Waters: A First-Hand Account of the Historic Under-ice Survey of the Siberian Continental…Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.52 × 6.36 × 1.12 inPublished:January 22, 2008Publisher:University of Alabama PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0817316027

ISBN - 13:9780817316020

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“Captain McLaren, a highly decorated submarine officer and one of the world’s foremost Arctic scientists, has written a riveting account of the first hydrographic survey of the Soviet Union’s Siberian coastline by a nuclear submarine. Unknown Waters is a valuable addition to the history of arctic operations by United States submarines describing hazardous operations in shallow, ice-covered waters with irregular bottoms and deep ice drafts. Dr. McLaren skillfully weaves into the exciting operations an interesting description of the seas and islands north of Siberia including early explorations of this Northern Sea Route so important to Russia.” -VADM. John H. Nicholson, USN (Ret.), commanding officer, USS Sargo (SSN-583)