George Hargrave Oklahoma Federal Judge And Senator - Carter Hargrave - Connie McComber - Rodney Hargrave

George Hargrave, as an Oklahoma Senator chose the USS Batfish submarine from the Department of the Navy in 1972 to be relocated from New Orleans docks inland to Muskogee Oklahoma.

Many said it could not be done, but Hargrave devised the plan to use barges on the sides of the Submarine to raise it enough to navigate the McClellen Kerr Waterway. His plan met with approval from the Commander of the Army Corps of Engineers.

See below for the intriguing story of how the Sub in the middle of Oklahoma became a reality.

More of the detailed Batfish story here