Beach, Jr., Edward, CAPT

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112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1963-1966, CNO - OPNAV
Service Years
1939 - 1966

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Home State
New York
New York
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New York

Date of Passing
Dec 01, 2002
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To submariners, he was a superb Naval Officer who is arguably best known for his command of the USS Triton during her monumental circumnavigation of the oceans. Other shipmates may say that it was his influence via the book Run Silent, Run Deep that pointed them in the direction of service in submarines. Still others will note his contributions to the preservation of submarine history through tireless appearances in numerous quality submarine documentaries following his retirement.

Surprisingly to some, Captain Beach, while proud of his book, was not a fan of the motion picture Run Silent Run Deep.  In an interview for All Hands magazine, Beach was asked:  "How involved were you in the making of the movie? Did you have any input in that?" Beach responded, "None whatsoever. I was unhappy with the movie. If you read the book and look at the movie carefully - one right after the other - you'll see that the movie has little resemblance to Run Silent, Run Deep. I mean, I think they had the script pretty well written before they even read the book. They only wanted the title - they simply bought the book for the title. Now, Ingrid, that's my wife, says I shouldn't talk like this. She thinks I should say "Oh, it was a great movie. Go see it!" Because the more they see the movie, the more they'll want to buy the book. But I really can't say that, because it's not true to the Navy that I saw and tried to describe."

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavySubmarine School Officers Basic CourseUSS Trigger (SS-237)
USS Tirante (SS-420)USS Piper (SS-409)Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)USS Amberjack (SS-522)
Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)USS Trigger (SS-564)Amphibious Force Flagship (AGC)USS Salamonie (AO-26)
  1935-1939, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1939-1940, USS Chester (CA-27)
  1940-1941, USS Lea (DD-118)
  1941-1941, Submarine School Officers Basic Course
  1941-1943, USS Trigger (SS-237)
  1943-1945, USS Tirante (SS-420)
  1945-1945, USS Piper (SS-409)
  1945-1948, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1948-1951, USS Amberjack (SS-522)
  1948-1951, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
  1951-1953, USS Trigger (SS-564)
  1953-1953, USS Williamsburg (AGC-369)
  1953-1957, The White House
  1957-1958, USS Salamonie (AO-26)
  1959-1961, USS Triton (SSN-586)
  1961-1962, COMSUBRON 8, COMSUBGRU 6
  1962-1963, CNO - OPNAV
  1963-1966, CNO - OPNAV
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNational War CollegeGeorge Washington University
  1935-1939, United States Naval Academy
  1962-1963, National War College
  1962-1963, George Washington University
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