Several decades ago, when the fleet ballistic missile submarines were first commencing their patrols, copies of a certain seascape were distributed. Subtitled "Polaris on Station," it showed an empty ocean and a gull wheeling above the gray waves. The painting was a favorite of Admiral Arleigh Burke, then CNO, who saw to it that it came to the attention of many.
Smith, Robert H.
"The Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine-An Irresistible Future,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 35
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol35/iss2/2