Beach, Jr., Edward, CAPT

Deceased
 
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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
Captain
Captain

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Last Address
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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  1945-1945, USS Piper (SS-409)

Lieutenant Commander

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- / 1945

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- / 1945

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Rank
Lieutenant Commander

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USS Piper (SS-409)
Piper (SS-409), after Fleet Snorkel conversion.
Career
Builder: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine[1]
Laid down: 15 March 1944[1]
Launched: 26 June 1944[1]
Commissioned: 23 August 1944[1]
Decommissioned: 16 June 1967[1]
Struck: 1 July 1970[1]
Fate: Sold for scrap, June 1971[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Balao class diesel-electric submarine[2]
Displacement: 1,526 tons (1,550 t) surfaced[2]
2,401 tons (2,440 t) submerged[2]
Length: 311 ft 8 in (95.00 m)[2]
Beam: 27 ft 3 in (8.31 m)[2]
Draft: 16 ft 10 in (5.13 m) maximum[2]
Propulsion: 4 × Fairbanks-Morse Model 38D8-?? 10-cylinder opposed piston diesel engines driving electrical generators[2][3]

2 × 126-cell Sargo batteries[4]
2 × low-speed direct-drive Elliott electric motors [2]
two propellers [2]
5,400 shp (4.0 MW) surfaced[2]

2,740 shp (2.0 MW) submerged[2]
Speed: 20.25 knots (38 km/h) surfaced[4]
8.75 knots (16 km/h) submerged[4]
Range: 11,000 nautical miles (20,000 km) surfaced at 10 knots (19 km/h)[4]
Endurance: 48 hours at 2 knots (3.7 km/h) submerged[4]
75 days on patrol
Test depth: 400 ft (120 m)[4]
Complement: 10 officers, 70–71 enlisted[4]
Armament: 10 × 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes
 (six forward, four aft)
 24 torpedoes[4]
1 × 5-inch (127 mm) / 25 caliber deck gun[4]
Bofors 40 mm and Oerlikon 20 mm cannon


Type
Sub-Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Submarines

Strength
Submarine

Created/Owned By
ET McPhillips, Thomas, Jr. (Mac / ET3(SS)), ET3 276
   

Last Updated: Jun 20, 2007
   
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Chain of Command
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3 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Piper (SS-409)

Beach, Jr., Edward Latimer, CAPT, (1939-2002) Lieutenant Commander
Ramirez de Arellano, Marion, CAPT, (1935-1961) Commander
Beach, Edward Latimer, CAPT, (1939-1966) Lieutenant Commander

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