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- Indeed it should. Sorry, I don't know why I left that off. --the Epopt
Actually the USS X-1 is improper the USS is only used to commissioned ships with the US Military. The X-1 was never commissioned as as such shouldn't be USS. Instead it should be "X-1 Submarine" or something similar. PPGMD
- I believe you're thinking of WW2 X-craft? - The Bushranger One ping only 22:37, 14 January 2012 (UTC)
There was a crappy movie from the 60's or 70's with James Caan that featured this submarine heavily (infact I believe the movie title was Submarine X-1). Also highly inaccurate as I recall, taking place during WWII which is before the X-1 came out I read in this article and the crew is British (except James Caan I think). Should it be mentioned or at least linked to (and a stub like article on the movie made, no account so I can't do it myself)? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 19:57, 29 June 2008 (UTC)
What's My Line?
The December 18, 1955 episode of the CBS game show What's My Line? featured the 5-man crew of the X-1. They signed in as "Kevin Hanlon + Friends" and the audience was shown their occupation as "THE ENTIRE CREW OF U.S.SUBMARINE X-1". Panelist Dorothy Kilgallen correctly guessed that they were a submarine crew. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 07:40, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
Fairchild X-1 Midget Sub Built in East Farmingdale, NY
The Fairchild X-1 midget submarine was actually built in the Fairchild Engine hangar in 1954 on New Highway in East Farmingdale, not in Deer Park, NY. Fairchild Engine (Ranger Aircraft Engine division of Fairchild: 1934-1946) was sold to Republic Aviation in mid-1954 but it took over a year for Fairchild Engine to relocate Deer Park. The 1942 Ranger Aircraft Engine hangar where the X-1 was built was demolished in the late 1990's when the Fairchild Republic industrial complex was razed to make way for a shopping center. The property that the Ranger hanger stood on is now part of the Republic Airport safety zone north of runway 1-19.
Leroy Douglas, president: LI-Republic Airport Historical Society