Beach, Jr., Edward, CAPT

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112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
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Line Officer
Primary Unit
1963-1966, CNO - OPNAV
Service Years
1939 - 1966

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New York
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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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From July 1963 to December 1966, Beach served in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations preparing annual budget reports for Congress and prepping the Secretary of the Navy (Fred Korth, Paul B. Fay, and Paul H. Nitze) and the Chief of Naval Operations {George W. Anderson Jr. and David L. McDonald) for hearings before Congressional committees.

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621 Members Also There at Same Time

Anderson Jr., George, ADM, (1930-1963) Admiral
Connolly, Thomas, VADM Vice Admiral
Holmes, Ephraim, ADM, (1930-1970) Vice Admiral
Ramage, Lawson Paterson, VADM, (1931-1969) Vice Admiral
Thach, John, ADM, (1927-1967) Vice Admiral
Aurand, Evan Peter, VADM, (1938-1972) Rear Admiral Upper Half
Holmes, Ephraim, ADM, (1930-1970) Rear Admiral Upper Half
Zumwalt, Elmo, ADM, (1942-1974) Rear Admiral Upper Half
Craighill, Richard Starr, RADM, (1932-1967) Rear Admiral Lower Half
Claggett, Bladen, CAPT, (1935-1966) Captain
CLARK, Asa, CAPT, (1937-1967) Captain
Enright, Joseph, CAPT, (1933-1963) Captain
King, Jerome H. Jr., VADM, (1941-1974) Captain
Snyder, Edwin Knowlson, VADM, (1943-1977) Captain
Snyder, Edwin Knowlson, VADM, (1943-1977) Captain
Thurmon, Norman, CAPT, (1942-Present) Captain
Eckhouse, Morton, CDR, (1950-1977) Commander
Eckhouse, Morton, CDR, (1950-1977) Commander
Taylor, Edmund Battelle, CAPT, (1953-1972) Lieutenant Commander
Snyder, Stephen, CAPT, (1959-1982) Lieutenant
Gschwend, David, CDR, (1957-1992) Petty Officer First Class
Dispina, Ron, PO3, (1962-1965) Petty Officer Third Class
Pitman, Steven, (1966-1970) AME 8323 [Other Service Rank]
Anderson, George Whelan, ADM, (1927-1963) OFF 131X Admiral
McDonald, David Lamar, ADM, (1928-1967) OFF 131X Admiral
Nimitz, Chester William, FADM, (1905-1966) OFF 110X Admiral
Benson, Roy, RADM, (1929-1969) OFF 112X Rear Admiral Upper Half
Daspit, Lawrence Randall, RADM, (1927-1967) OFF 112X Rear Admiral Upper Half
Gayler, Noel Arthur Meredyth, ADM, (1935-1976) OFF Rear Admiral Upper Half
Ward, Robert Elwin M., RADM, (1931-1965) OFF 112X Rear Admiral Upper Half
Wendt, Waldemar Frederick A, ADM, (1933-1971) OFF Rear Admiral Upper Half
Abbot, James L., RADM, (1935-1974) OFF 131X Rear Admiral Lower Half
Abbot, James L., RADM, (1935-1974) OFF 131X Captain
Anderson, Edward Lee, CAPT, (1938-1968) OFF Captain
Gadow, John, CAPT, (1954-1990) OFF 163X Captain
Hathaway, Amos Townsend, CAPT, (1935-1965) OFF Captain
Kidd, Jr., Isaac, ADM, (1941-1978) OFF 111X Captain
McKenzie, Robert Palmer, RADM, (1941-1982) OFF 131X Captain
McNees, Richard Brown, CAPT, (1940-1972) OFF 9421 Captain
Robinson, Rembrandt Cecil, RADM, (1944-1972) OFF 111X Captain
Smith, Joseph, CAPT OFF 131X Captain
Swanson, Eugene Samuel, CAPT, (1945-1976) OFF 410X Captain
Tyree, Alexander Kelly, CAPT, (1936-1966) OFF Captain
Vejtasa, Stanley Winfield, CAPT, (1938-1970) OFF 131X Captain
Cauble, Lawrence, CAPT, (1942-1968) OFF 131X Commander
Hipp Jr., Ronald Nickolas, CDR, (1951-1971) OFF 131X Commander
Krejcarek, Donald James, CAPT, (1944-1977) OFF 111X Commander
Leahy, John Patrick, CAPT, (1947-1979) OFF 112X Commander
Ryder, John, CAPT, (1948-1973) OFF 161X Commander
Schaufelberger, Albert Arthur, CAPT, (1949-1975) OFF Commander
Stafford, Ken, CAPT, (1953-1980) OFF 131X Commander
Tsantes, George, CAPT, (1955-1983) OFF 111X Commander
Black, Cole, CAPT, (1949-1979) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Black, Henry Clay, LCDR, (1954-1979) OFF 00X Lieutenant Commander
Caldwell, Charles, CDR, (1953-1973) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Cassani, Henry, CAPT, (1948-1976) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Ellison, John Cooley, CAPT, (1952-1967) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Ford, Gerald Rudolph, LCDR, (1942-1946) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Gleim, James M., RADM, (1954-1987) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander

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