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Arthur Clark Bivens

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Captain Arthur Clark Bivens, USN (ret.) “was born in 1929, in Tampa, Florida. He enlisted in the Navy in 1947. Two years later he won a fleet appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. He graduated in 1953, served on a destroyer, a diesel-electric submarine, and five nuclear powered submarines including command of the USS Sam Houston (SSBN 609). He worked 11 years for the commercial nuclear power industry, most of that time with the Atomic Industrial Forum as Manager, Reactor Construction and Operations.” (The One MC, 12/2004) Captain Arthur Clark Bivens is the author of Of Nukes and Nose Cones: A Submarine Story and From Sailboats to Submarines.


According to the book description of From Sailboats to Submarines, it “is a personal account of the U.S. Navy submarine fleet during the 1950s and 60s, which was the height of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. It was a time when our submarine force was changing from diesel to nuclear powered submarines, when voyages were limited only by the endurance of the crew. It is an informative and personal account of those magnificent naval achievements that were so vital to winning the Cold War-An absorbing adventure story, with humorous anecdotes and disastrous events, spiced with romance and the experiences of a Navy family.”

From Sailboats to Submarines
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Of nukes and nose cones: A submarine story
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