[Terminal Run]
Terminal Run
[Threat Vector]
Threat Vector
[Piranha: Firing Point]
Piranha: Firing Point
[Barracuda Final Bearing]
Barracuda Final Bearing
[Phoenix Sub Zero]
Phoenix Sub Zero
[Attack Of the Seawolf]
Attack Of the Seawolf
[Voyage of the Devilfish]
Voyage of the Devilfish

[Michael DiMercurio / terminalrun.com]
Welcome to terminalrun.com, the Cyberspace Home of
author Michael DiMercurio.

Terminal Run:
The final stage in the flight of a submarine torpedo as it increases speed to reach attack velocity.

Terminal Run:
The new techno-thriller featuring the dramatic, final undersea showdown between Admiral Michael Pacino and his most hated nemesis, Alexi Novskoyy.


[IMAGE] Naval Submarine School
Submarine Officer Basic Course (SOBC) is an 8 week curriculum for all junior officers reporting to division officer tours aboard submarines. Division officers will also attend the Basic Officer Leadership Continuum for the two weeks prior to SOBC. Supply Corps officers reporting to submarines as department heads attend SOBC as well as the Submarine Officer Indoctrination Course, which is a one week course, prior to SOBC.

[IMAGE] Submarine games and sims - SUBSIM Review
For those who served on board submarines deep inside enemy lines in the Pacific War, or against the massive convoys of the Atlantic War, or under the desolate ice caps in the Cold War, survival was no game. There was the real possibility that a few well-placed ash cans or an ASW torpedo could hole your boat and you would be crushed in the cold, dark depths. Computer submarine simulations are as close to undersea warfare as most people will ever reach.

[IMAGE] Through the Looking Glass
Graphic Heavy! Be Warned! These pages now contain over 1200 photos and each page may take some time to load. To get the best viewing please wait for pages to fully load. The boats are grouped by classes except in the "Fleet Boat" section where each boat has its own page for faster loading of images.

[IMAGE] Neal Steven's Deep Domain - Submarines
This website began in 1996 as a tribute to the Submarines of America's Silent Service. In the last eight years the Deep Domain has branched out to include several other Kossler & Cavallawebsites, including Cavalla.org, SUBSIM Review, Wolfpack League, USS Lionfish, USS Becuna, and many others. The Deep Domain features profiles of the USS CAVALLA and other submarines in the USA that serve as memorials/museums. Each profile is packed with information about the boat and crews, historical and current photos, war patrols, and links to other home pages. Were you on the boats? Check the Shipmate Message Center for reunion information; one of your shipmates may be looking for you. Don't go before checking the CyberSub Flotilla page; there you'll find stories, links, the Golden Torpedo award, contests, update info about this website, and general topics of interest.

[IMAGE] Poseidon - Nuclear Submarines
I, Poseidon, have dominion over and under all the oceans of the World. I choose nuclear submarines to represent my Realm of Influence. They glide through the oceans of the World, silent; menacing; deadly. They are the the Kraken of your time - more powerful than any other thing in the oceans, guarding the peace of your Mortal World.

[IMAGE] Operating a Nuclear Submarine
More than a hundred men eat, sleep, work and take time off in a steel tube for months at a time. Work is focused around several different areas and activities of a nuclear submarine; the attack center—the underwater equivalent of a surface ship's bridge—is the brain, where all of the decisions are made and passed along to the crew. The sonar room represents the ears and eyes of a submarine, where outside sounds are heard, processed and interpreted. The maneuvering room controls the nuclear reactor and converts its heat to energy for powering the submarine's systems and propulsion through the underwater environment.

[IMAGE] USS Hammerhead (Mike's former boat)
Throughout her 26 year history USS HAMMERHEAD, SSN663 has continued to maintain the high standard of excellence set by her predessor, SS364. Since commissioning, HAMMERHEAD has been on the leading edge of submarine operations, completing 20 deployments and seveal other highly classified operations.

[IMAGE] Alabama SSBN 731 (From the movie Crimson Tide)
The officers and crew of USS ALABAMA (SSBN 731), take great pride in extending to you the hospitality of the United States Submarine Force. It is indeed a pleasure to have you on board as our guest. USS ALABAMA is--your ship--and we are simply the caretakers. We have compiled some general information on this website which we hope will be of interest to you. You will find that our crew members are proud of their ship and are eager to show it off. Any suggestions or recommendations you may have as to how we can better serve you are welcome. As your hosts, we want your visit on board to be informative, interesting, and enjoyable! Have fun browsing. . .

[IMAGE] The Golden Rivet Submarine Humor
The following were taken off various BBS's. Names have been removed to protect the innocent/or guilty. Any resemblance to the boat you were on is strictly coincidental.

[IMAGE] FleetSubmarine.com
The American fleet submarine may arguably be called the most successful naval weapon of World War II. The aircraft carriers got all the publicity, but it was the submarine fleet that destroyed most of the Japanese merchant fleet, isolating the home islands, crippling Japanese industry, and preventing resupply and reinforcement of Japanese island garrisons.

[IMAGE] Submarines, Fast Attack Nuclear Submarines, Fleet Ballistic
The submarine USS SCORPION (SSN-589) sank May 22, 1968 in more than 10,000 feet of water about 400 miles southwest of the Azores. SCORPION is in two major sections.

The forward hull section including the torpedo room and most of the operations compartment is located in a trench that was formed by the impact of the hull section with the bottom. The sail is detached. The aft hull section including the reactor compartment and engine room is located in a separate trench that was formed by the impact of the hull section with the bottom. The aft section of the engine room is inserted forward into a larger diameter hull section in a manner similar to a telescope.

[IMAGE] NOVA Online: Submarines, Secrets, and Spies
Originally broadcast in January, 1999. Along with celebrated oceanographer and explorer Robert Ballard, NOVA goes in search of clues to two tragedies of the Cold War, the wrecks of the nuclear submarines Thresher and Scorpion. Here's what you'll find online... Lead yourself on a virtual tour through an active nuclear submarine with these 360-degree views. (QTVR) Find out why the U.S. Navy has been loaning out its nuclear attack submarines. What does it feel like when your submarine launches a ballistic missile? When you accidentally go below test depth? When you earn your "Dolphins?" Hear about life underwater from former submarine sailors.

[IMAGE] Submarine Recycling Program
When a ship/sub is selected for recycling, it is first "Inactivated". This means the process of scrapping is started. It is placed in dry dock and fuel is removed from the Nuclear Reactor. The ship/sub is still in commission (even though inactivated) and is referred to as USS (Name). Once the fuel is removed, the ship is decommissioned and referred to there after by name only, or ex-name. (i.e. Ex Ray, Ex James Madison) Presently, submarines are completely scrapped once they enter the dry-dock. They are no longer refloated. Once a submarine enters the dry dock, their fate is sealed. Only scrap metal leaves the dry-dock. No surface craft have been recycled yet, but four are waiting in line with everything above the main deck removed.

[IMAGE] Fast Attacks & Boomers: Submarines in the Cold War
From the end of World War II in 1945 to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Cold War dominated international affairs. It was a global struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. Although the Cold War was sometimes fought on the battlefield, it involved everything from political rhetoric to sports. Overshadowing all was the threat of nuclear war. The United States adopted a policy of deterrence. It threatened any would-be attacker with nuclear annihilation. To make the threat credible, the United States developed what came to be called the "Strategic Triad" of nuclear forces—long-range bombers, land-based missiles, and submarines. Each force independently could inflict catastrophic damage and devastating casualties on an enemy.

[IMAGE] Electric Boat Corporation Internet Home Page
With more than a century of experience, ELECTRIC BOAT has established standards of excellence in the design, construction and lifecycle support of submarines for the U.S. Navy. Primary operations are the shipyard in Groton, CT, and the automated hull-fabrication and outfitting facility in Quonset Point, RI, with a current workforce of 10,200 employees.

[IMAGE] Royal Navy
The SSBN: The Vanguard Class SSBN (Ship Submersible Ballistic Nuclear) provides the United Kingdom's strategic and sub-strategic nuclear deterrent.

The first Vanguard class submarine was launched in 1993 carrying Trident II D5 missiles and is now the cornerstone of our Defence policy and significantly contributes to the Alliance's deterrent forces.


Michael DiMercurio
E-Mail: readermail@terminalrun.com

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