Saturday, July 21, 2007
A Fox trots o'er the conning Tower
In Oct 1962 4 Soviet FOXTROT class [diesel] subs left Murmansk for Mariel in Cuba. Unbeknown to them the US had recently set up a Submarine tracking system called SOSUS which picked them up mid-atlantic and tracked them until they felt the need to get them to surface. The US succeeded with 3 out of 4, The 4th apparently hid within the noise of the Aragon, a Liberian merchant vessel.
Photos were taken of the subs and one had the Conning Tower number 911.