Talk:USS Barbero (SS-317)

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The article is unclear about where the first missile mail was delivered to. Did Barbero take the mail aboard in Florida and fire the missile to a Naval station somewhere else, or did it launch the mail from somewhere else to a station in Florida?

Does this rewrite answer your question? --the Epopt 05:39 10 Jun 2003 (UTC)
It is such a strange concept, delivering mail by missle. I think if you rewrote the paragraphs that deal with "Missle Mail" to make the concept a little clearer. In the first paragraph you simply state that the warheads had been replaced by mail containers. But you don't state *why* (to deliver mail of course!, but are we to assume this?) In the second paragraph you state what is in the containers. This is a bit unclear at times. what are these "covers". why are all the letters addressed to the president (to the president or from?) why would the president be sending letters (or receiving them) by missle. In the third paragraphy you finally clear up the issue and finally state that, yes, they were delivering mail by missle. Was this a symbolic gesture, or did they expect this to be a practical way to deliver mail? Were any of the letters carried by the missle letters by private citizens? The whole concept is quite mind boggling and I think the paragraphs could use a rewrite. Also consider introducing the topic of 'missle mail' at the very begining of the article. -- smp