Vice Admiral Allan Rockwell McCann was not one to tout his remarkable record as an officer in the U.S. Navy, yet submariners know well one aspect of that legacy—his invention of the submarine rescue chamber. McCann personally directed the use of that chamber in the unprecedented rescue of 33 trapped officers and men of the sunken USS Squalus (SS-193)240 feet down on the floor of the Atlantic off New Hampshire in 1939.
Operation Blue Nose
In July 1947, Admiral Allan McCann led a submarine expedition to go where no U.S. Navy vessel had successfully gone before—under the Arctic ice cap. The dangerous mission is recounted in this excerpt from the Naval Institute Press’ new release Pushing the Limits.
By Carl LaVO