Nuclear Vessel Causes Some Damage
N.H., Oct 6 (AP) – The nuclear-powered submarine Seadragon hit a whale during a test run last night.
The Seadragon, second nuclear submarine
built at the naval shipyard here, left yesterday for four days of builders’
sea trials. The boat came back to port today with a report that she struck a
whale while running on the surface last night.
was reported to a propeller and shaft.
Aboard the submarine in charge of the
test was Vice Admiral Hyman G. Rickover. The Seadragon’s skipper is Lieut. Comdr. George P. Steele.
This reference: The
New York Times, Oct 07, 1959, p. 84, c. 1
UFOCAT PRN 141797
UFOCAT URN – NONE The New York Times, Oct 07, 1959, p.
84, c. 1
UFOCAT URN – 141797 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by
George Eberhart, #0994, © 1980
UFOCAT Text: USO - Unidentified submerged object, detected from
UFO Location (UFOCAT): Latitude 43.05 N, Longitude 70.78
[Based on Portsmouth, N.H.]
Note: Nowhere in the account is “unknown”
or “mysterious” invoked. It is simply mentioned that the sub had “struck a
whale.” Therefore, I do not feel that this really should be given any further
consideration – barring more information from Mr. Eberhart’s account.