USS Nautilus - good Radio 4 programme

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  1. Today's Archive Hour, presented by the excellent Charles Wheeler:

    You can listen again for the next week:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/archivehour/pip/3op23/

    Apparently Eisenhower stipulated that Nautilus' first port of call after going under the pole should be British.
     
  2. Read the book written by the Captain, a very entertaining read. Particularly liked the bits about the relationship with Adm. Rickover who origionally was viwed as a crusty old git , but gradually got to be seen as more of a 'father figure'. A boss who fought his ground, both personally and for his subordinates, and didn't care if he upset anyone!
     
  3. Just found about about another current Radio 4 prog. about submarines. A miniseries called People of the Abyss.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/peopleoftheabyss/pip/ff6o7/

    Heard a clip of a sailor describing a fatal accident with the reactor on board an early Soviet nuclear sub.