Captains and Executive Officers of the USS Cusk
This page honors the Cusk's 15 commanding officers. No words can adequately describe life at sea, or the relationship between a submarine's captain and his crew. It is also unlikely that our beloved Captains will ever really know the amount of respect, loyalty and admiration that each crewman feels for him. It transcends understanding, except for those of us who sailed under his command.
Over the years, we'll forget many of our shipmates - but we'll never forget our Cap'n.
Apologies to Mr. Walt Whitman for this paraphrased and slightly adapted version of his wonderful poem,
"Captain, Oh My Captain!
O CAPTAIN! My Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
O Captain! My Captain! we rise and hear the bells;
We Rise—for you the flag is flown—for you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the grateful men their eager faces turning;
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;
Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
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This page was last updated: 11/17/16