Edward Beach Jr.
Edward Beach Jr. traces the route of the first undersea circumnavigation by the United States Ship "Triton" in 1960.
Edward Beach Jr. on the United States Ship "Triton" on 17 February 1960.
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Edward Beach Jr. at the dedication of Beach Hall, the new headquarters of the United States Naval Institute in 1999.
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Edward Beach Jr. studied at United States Naval Academy. He got a Bachelor of Science.
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Edward Beach Jr. studied at American International University. He got a Doctor of Science.
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Edward Beach Jr. studied at the George Washington University.
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Edward Beach Jr. studied at the University of Bridgeport. He got a Doctor of Laws.
Edward Beach Jr.
Edward Beach Jr.
Edward Beach Jr.
(For the World War II submariner, every day was a life-or-...)
For the World War II submariner, every day was a life-or-death trial: going to sea for months at a time, existing in dank, claustrophobic conditions, enduring long stretches of monotonous silence punctuated by adrenaline-spiked episodes of paralyzing fear and victorious elation. It was a duty few men could handle - and even fewer would survive. This is the true story of those brave men who served and too often died under the ocean surface. Part action-packed combat chronicle, part testament to the courageous sacrifices made by those who never came back, this is a compelling eyewitness account of the war as few have seen it.
(This is a story of the silent service - the submarine cre...)
This is a story of the silent service - the submarine crews which destroyed the Japanese merchant marine.
(When the nuclear-powered submarine the United States Ship...)
When the nuclear-powered submarine the United States Ship "Triton" was commissioned in November 1959, its commanding officer, Captain Edward Beach Jr., planned a routine shakedown cruise in the North Atlantic. Two weeks before the scheduled cruise, however, Beach was summoned to Washington and told of the immediate necessity to prove the reliability of the Rickover-conceived submarine.
(This is a vivid, minute-by-minute account of one of the w...)
This is a vivid, minute-by-minute account of one of the worst shipwrecks in naval history. Based on Beach's father's reminiscences and private papers, official documents, and interviews with survivors, his reexamination of the disaster and his father's court-martial ranks among the finest analyses of the responsibilities and demands placed on the commanding officer of a United States Navy ship.
(Tense, dramatic and rich in technical and tactical detail...)
Tense, dramatic and rich in technical and tactical detail, the book draws on Beach's experience as a submariner in the United States Navy.
(The book focuses on the United States Ship "Cushing," who...)
The book focuses on the United States Ship "Cushing," whose sixteen missile silos carry more explosive power than all the munitions used in both world wars. The submarine is on a secret mission to the Arctic Ocean to determine whether her missiles are effective when fired from beneath the ice.
(This comprehensive dictionary reflects the accurate curre...)
This comprehensive dictionary reflects the accurate current usage of naval terms.
(This book has discussed the operations, training programs...)
This book has discussed the operations, training programs, and tactics of the United States Navy and portrays its warships, aircraft, and submarines.
(The author presents proof that authorities in the Army, N...)
The author presents proof that authorities in the Army, Navy, and State Departments, as well as the White House, knew through special intelligence that Japan was planning an attack on December 7th, and blames these agencies for not informing field commanders. He argues that the official findings against Kimmel and Short failed to take into account shortages in aircraft and anti-aircraft ordnance that made the attack inevitable.
(With characteristic warmth and humor, Beach Jr. relates t...)
With characteristic warmth and humor, Beach Jr. relates the many highlights of his career as a submariner that began in World War II with the Battle of Midway and included 12 war patrols in the Pacific.
(Not only was Beach Sr. a good storyteller but he also was...)
Not only was Beach Sr. a good storyteller but he also was an astute observer of history in the making, and his naval career spanned the sailing and steam navies. Written in the 1930s but never before published, the book is as much about the United States Navy as it is about Beach.
Edward Beach Jr. was appointed to the United States Naval Academy in 1935 by Senator Hiram Johnson of California. He graduated second out of 576 men in his class in 1939 and got a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. In September 1941 Edward Latimer Beach underwent accelerated training at the Submarine Training School at the New London Submarine Base in Connecticut. He completed training, graduating first in his class, in December 1941. In 1961 he graduated from American International University and got a Doctor of Science. In 1963 Edward Beach Jr. graduated from the George Washington University. In the same year, he graduated from Bridgeport University in Connecticut and got a Doctor of Laws.
After the United States Naval Academy, Edward Beach Jr. was initially assigned to the heavy cruiser United States Ship "Chester." Then he joined the newly-re-commissioned destroyer United States Ship "Lea."
Edward Beach Jr. participated in the Battle of Midway and 12 war patrols that damaged or sank 45 enemy vessels. He served aboard the United States Ship "Trigger" and United States Ship "Tirante," and he took command of the United States Ship "Piper." Onboard "Tirante," Beach Jr. was Executive Officer to Captain George Levick Street.
In December 1945, Edward Beach Jr. was the personal aide to Vice Admiral Louis Emil Denfeld, Chief of the Bureau of Naval Personnel at the Department of the Navy. In May 1948, he was given command of the United States Ship "Amberjack," a Greater Underwater Propulsion Power II modified submarine. And in March 1951, Beach Jr. was a Commanding Officer of the new United States Ship "Trigger," the first submarine to be completed in a new class after World War II.
From 1953 to 1957, Edward Beach Jr. was Naval Aide to President Dwight David Eisenhower. During the work at the White House, Beach Jr. was the coordinator on the White House staff for all plans to protect the President in case of a nuclear attack. He spearheaded the effort at a time when First Lady Mamie Eisenhower christened the United States Ship "Nautilus," the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, in 1954.
On 1 October 1956, Edward Beach Jr. was promoted to Captain. On 15 March 1957, he assumed command of the United States Ship "Salamonie."
In November 1959, Edward Beach Jr. took command of the United States Ship "Triton," the first and only American nuclear-powered submarine. In February 1960, "Triton" began a circumnavigation of the earth in 84 days without surfacing, covering over 41,000 statute miles. The route of "Triton" followed roughly that of Ferdinand Magellan in 1519-1522.
For completing the mission, Edward Beach Jr. was presented the Legion of Merit by President Eisenhower. Beach Jr. wrote about that cruise in his book "Around the World Submerged: The Voyage of the Triton," published in 1962.
After his tour in command of "Triton," Beach Jr. commanded Submarine Squadron Eight from July 1961 to August 1962. From July 1963 to December 1966, Beach served in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
Edward Beach Jr. had terminated his service in 1966 with the rank of Captain.
After retirement, Beach Jr. was appointed as the Stephen Bleecker Luce Chair of Naval Science at the Naval War College in Newport. He the first person to hold that position. Also, he was the editor of the "Naval War College Review."
From 1969 to 1977 Beach served as Staff Director of the United States Senate Republican Policy Committee. And from 1980 to 1981 he was a Chief of Staff for Senator Jeremiah Denton.
After World War II, Beach wrote extensively. His first book "Submarine!" was a compilation of accounts of several wartime patrols made on his own. "Time" magazine called "the liveliest and most authentic account of undersea combat to come out of World War II."
Beach is best known for his first novel, "Run Silent, Run Deep." Beach penned two sequels to "Run Silent, Run Deep: Dust on the Sea," and "Cold is the Sea," set in 1961 aboard a nuclear submarine.
In addition to "Submarine!," Beach wrote several more books on naval history, including "The Wreck of the Memphis," "United States Navy: 200 Years," a general history of the Navy, "Scapegoats: A Defense of Kimmel and Short at Pearl Harbor," and "Salt and Steel: Reflections of a Submariner." His last work, "From Annapolis to Scapa Flow: The Autobiography of Edward L. Beach Sr.," is Captain Beach, Sr.'s account of the Navy from the age of sail to the age of steam.
In addition to his books, Edward Beach Jr. was an author of articles and book reviews for ranging such as "Blue Book" magazine, "National Geographic," "Naval History," and "American Heritage."
(For the World War II submariner, every day was a life-or-...)1952
(The author presents proof that authorities in the Army, N...)1995
(The book focuses on the United States Ship "Cushing," who...)1978
(When the nuclear-powered submarine the United States Ship...)1962
(This book has discussed the operations, training programs...)1983
(Tense, dramatic and rich in technical and tactical detail...)1972
(This is a story of the silent service - the submarine cre...)1955
(This is a vivid, minute-by-minute account of one of the w...)1966
(This comprehensive dictionary reflects the accurate curre...)1978
(With characteristic warmth and humor, Beach Jr. relates t...)1999
(Not only was Beach Sr. a good storyteller but he also was...)2002
Edward Beach Jr. was married to Ingrid Beach in Palo Alto in 1944. They had four children: Inga-Marie Beach, Edward Beach, Hugh Beach, and Ingrid Alice Beach.