Beach, Jr., Edward, CAPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary NEC
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
Year of Birth
1918
 
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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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  1961-1962, COMSUBRON 8, COMSUBGRU 6

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COMSUBRON 8 Unit Page

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COMSUBRON 8, COMSUBGRU 6

Wednesday, May 04, 2011
 
Goodbye SUBRON 8

Submarine Squadron 6 absorbed Submarine Squaron 8 in a ceremony held on April 28. Excerpts:

COMSUBRON 6 will be the immediate superior in command for the six Los Angeles-class attack submarines homeported in Norfolk: USS Albany (SSN 753), USS Boise (SSN 764), USS Montpelier (SSN 765), USS Newport News (SSN 750), USS Norfolk (SSN 714), and USS Scranton (SSN 756). The COMSUBRON 6 staff will be responsible for preparing and certifying their submarines and crews for operations and warfighting in support of the combatant commanders’ objectives.

COMSUBRON 8 was originally commissioned in February 1946 in Groton, Conn. It was decommissioned in December 1969 and re-commissioned in August 1979 in Norfolk, where it has remained until the consolidation.
 

 



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Existing

Parent Unit
COMSUBGRU 6

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Air Squadron

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Last Updated: Jun 20, 2007
   
   
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3 Members Also There at Same Time
COMSUBRON 8

Beach, Edward Latimer, CAPT, (1939-1966) Captain
Beach, Jr., Edward Latimer, CAPT, (1939-2002) Captain
Shea, Edward, SN, (1956-1962) SN SN-0000 Seaman

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