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Submarine Missions

Nuclear power and other technical advances enabled submarines to undertake three especially important missions during the Cold War: nuclear deterrence, antisubmarine warfare, and special operations.
 
 

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play videoSubmarine Strategic Weapons:  This video on the weapons of nuclear submarines is part of the Covert Submarine Operations Exhibit, located in the Cold War Gallery, Washington Navy Yard.

play videoMissile Exercise: "Pride Runs Deep" (1978):  This short segment from the 1978 CNO SITREP "Pride Runs Deep" follows the crew of a U.S. Navy ballistic missile submarine as it conducts a simulated missile launch. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section UMO-40.

play videoFast Attacks: "Pride Runs Deep" (1978):  This short segment from the 1978 CNO SITREP "Pride Runs Deep" follows a fast attack submarine through a torpedo firing exercise. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section UMO-40.

play videoContact: "The Submariners" (1967):  This segment from the 1967 Navy documentary "The Submariners" follows the nuclear attack submarine USS Shark (SSN-591) as it tracks a simulated enemy contact. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, UMO-41.

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