The Trident Deception

CDR Rick Campbell has authored a followup to The Trident Deception called Empire Rising which will be released on February 24th.
You can find out more by clicking the links above and by visiting Deception at Maxium Depth! or

He has also graciously contributed a signed copy of Empire Rising to the Reunion Association for our next reunion.
Thank you Rick!

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B&N has selected Empire Rising as one of their Top-12 February Thrillers and is offering a 20% discount on Empire Rising the next 3 weeks.  Also, the paperback version of The Trident Deception, hailed by Booklist as "The best submarine novel since Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October", is currently carried in B&N and all major bookstores, including Sam's Club and most Walmarts and military Exchanges.

Empire Rising


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Links to Preble's sister ships

USS Farragut (DLG-6/DDG-37) USS Luce (DLG-7/DDG-38) USS MacDonough (DLG-8/DDG-39)
USS Coontz (DLG-9/DDG-40) USS King (DLG-10/DDG-41) USS Mahan (DLG-11/DDG-42)
USS Dahlgren (DLG-12/DDG-43) USS William V. Pratt (DLG-13/DDG44) USS Dewey (DLG-14/DDG-45)

Links to the rest of the Cold War Era DDG's

USS Gyatt (DDG-1) USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2) USS John King (DDG-3)
USS Lawrence (DDG-4) USS Claude V. Ricketts (DDG-5) USS Barney (DDG-6)
USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8) USS Towers (DDG-9)
USS Sampson (DDG-10) USS Sellers (DDG-11) USS Robison (DDG-12)
USS Hoel (DDG-13) USS Buchanan (DDG-14) USS Berkeley (DDG-15)
USS Joseph Strauss (DDG-16) USS Conyngham (DDG-17) USS Semmes (DDG-18)
USS Tattnall (DDG-19) USS Goldsborough (DDG-20) USS Cochrane (DDG-21)
USS Benjamin Stoddart (DDG-22) USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG-23) USS Waddell (DDG-24)
USS Decatur (DDG-31) USS John Paul Jones (DDG-32) USS Parsons (DDG-33)
USS Somers (DDG-34) USS Mitscher (DDG-35) USS John S. McCain (DDG-36)

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Want a great drawing of our USS PREBLE like the one above (or as DLG-15)?  Then go to Ian Hall's website for the information.  He is selling 100 numbered copies of the print, so get them while you can.  I got mine within a week of sending the check.  It's the most lifelike print I've seen of her and well worth the price.  Ian now has Preble #4 in her DM-20 configuration if you're interested.

Looking for a Preble Baseball Cap (or any other ship you served on for that matter)?  While it's not one of the original ones, this is a very nice cap that includes a silhouette of the ship on it.  They can put either DLG-15 and DDG-46 on the hat depending on your preference.  They go for $24.95 and can be found at  You can also buy Polo Shirts, T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, and Satin Jackets with the same embroidery. 

Ltjg John B. Worcester
LTjg John Worcester

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