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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New York
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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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 USS Trigger (SS-237) Details

USS Trigger (SS-237)
Trigger (SS-237) underway off Mare Island Navy Yard, 6 April 1942.
Builder: Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Laid down: 1 February 1941
Launched: 22 October 1941
Sponsored by: Mrs. Walter N. Vernou
Commissioned: 31 January 1942
Struck: 11 July 1945
Fate: Sunk by Japanese vessels in the East China Sea, 28 March 1945
General characteristics
Class & type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine
Displacement: 1,525 long tons (1,549 t) surfaced
2,424 long tons (2,463 t) submerged
Length: 311 ft 9 in (95.02 m)
Beam: 27 ft 3 in (8.31 m)
Draft: 17 ft (5.2 m) maximum
Propulsion: 4 × Fairbanks-Morse Model 38D8-⅛ 9-cylinder opposed piston diesel engines driving electrical generators
2 × 126-cell Sargo batteries
4 × high-speed General Electric electric motors with reduction gears
two propellers
5,400 shp (4.0 MW) surfaced
2,740 shp (2.0 MW) submerged
Speed: 21 kn (39 km/h) surfaced
9 kn (17 km/h) submerged
Range: 11,000 nmi (20,000 km) surfaced at 10 kn (19 km/h)
Endurance: 48 hours at 2 kn (4 km/h) submerged
75 days on patrol
Test depth: 300 ft (90 m)
Complement: 6 officers, 54 enlisted
Armament: 10 × 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes
 (six forward, four aft)
 24 torpedoes
1 × 3-inch (76 mm) / 50 caliber deck gun
Bofors 40 mm and Oerlikon 20 mm cannon

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USS Trigger (SS-237)

Beach, Jr., Edward Latimer, CAPT, (1939-2002) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Benson, Roy, RADM, (1929-1969) OFF 112X Commander
Dornin, Robert Edson, CAPT, (1935-1965) OFF Lieutenant Commander
Schneider, Earle Caffrey, LCDR, (1929-1943) OFF Lieutenant Commander
Irish, Charles Butler, LT, (1941-1945) OFF Lieutenant
Sincavich, John William, LT, (1939-1945) OFF Lieutenant
Weeks, John Richard, CPO, (1941-1945) TM TM-0000 Chief Torpedoman
Fiste, Harold Leroy, CPO, (1939-1945) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Williams, Charles Arthur, CPO, (1939-1945) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
McDonough, G. W., PO1, (1942-1945) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Johanson, Lester Arne, PO2, (1942-1945) RT RT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Schless, Leon Lloyd, PO1, (1940-1943) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Davis, John Edward, PO2, (1941-1945) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 3rd Class
Beach, Edward Latimer, CAPT, (1939-1966) Lieutenant Junior Grade

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