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“Authors on Deck” – Silent and Unseen: On Patrol in Three Cold War Attack Submarines

10/23/2015 12:00:00 pm
The United States Navy Memorial’s “Authors on Deck” book lecture series proudly welcomes Alfred Scott McLaren as he discusses his new book SILENT AND UNSEEN:  On Patrol in Three
Cold War Attack Submarines (Naval Institute Press, 2015)
Silent and Unseen is a memoir of a submariner’s life on a U.S. attack submarine during the Cold War by Capt. Alfred S. McLaren, an experienced submarine officer and nuclear attack submarine commander. He describes in riveting detail the significant events that occurred early in the Cold War during his seven years, 1958–65, on board three attack submarines: the USS Greenfish (SS 351), USS Seadragon (SSN 584), and USS Skipjack (SSN 585). He took part in the first submerged transit of the Northwest Passage, a Baffin Bay expedition, and, as commander of USS Queenfish (SSN 651), a North Pole expedition that completed the first survey of the entire Siberian Continental Shelf. McLaren’s stories and anecdotes offer a look at the development of attack-boat tactics and under-ice exploration techniques.
Following the presentation the author will be available for a Q&A session and book signing.
WHEN: Friday, October 23, 2015
COST: Free and open to the public 
Capt. Alfred Scott McLaren, USN (Ret.), PhD is a veteran of more than twenty Cold War missions and three Arctic expeditions. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and two Legions of Merit as a Cold War submarine commander. President of The American Polar Society and former president of The Explorers Club, he is the author of Unknown Waters: A First-Hand Account of the Historic Under-Ice Survey of the Siberian Continental Shelf by USS Queenfish (SSN 651). He is a resident of Nederland, Colorado.