>Yes, I realize it's been a while, but I love historical references. On
>a 2nd reading, I've noticed one that I wanted to make note of, since
>others may be interested, and it's not been noted here earlier. (this
>thread's not in the archive, according to the search engine)
Unless it's specifically done by hand, threads get pushed into the archive by the number of newer ones in the board above them. It doesn't have any direct relation to their age, just the traffic level. (The reason the Featured Documents board has so many archived threads is because they were originally on the UF General board, and had been "naturally" pushed to the archive before they were moved over here.)
Anyway, delay or not, I'm pleased somebody spotted this one (just as I was when someone twigged to Captain Haddock of the Unicorn). :)
>>At 1933 hrs local time, the Federation starship USS Charles B.
>>Momsen NCC-23295 entered the system and hailed both Task Force
>>TRIDENT and Government House. Captain Olivia Naquin informed us of
>>the destruction of USS Danzig and the death of Federation
>Captain Naquin of the Momsen, eh? Very fitting - although I hope her
>career has been a little less "exciting" than her namesake.
Well, so far so good on the main induction valves, anyway. :)
>For those who'd like to know more, I suggest researching
>Lt. Cdr. Charles Momsen,
>Lt. Oliver Naquin, and
>the events surrounding the submarine
>USS Squalus (SS-192) during
>the summer/fall of 1939.
The book you see listed as a reference on the pages for Naquin and the Squalus, Peter Maas's The Terrible Hours, is also recommended reading.
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