Aircraft Carriers and Submarines

The Door County Maritime Museum’s popular Maritime Speaker Series continues Thursday, Jan. 8, with a program presented by Rick O’Farrell, the museum’s new executive director.

For anyone who hasn’t had the opportunity to meet O’Farrell, the program will present the opportunity to meet him and hear of his background, more specifically his diverse service in the U.S. Navy which spanned assignments on both an aircraft carrier and nuclear submarine.

O’Farrell spent 10 years in the Navy as a Supply Officer. He attended both the Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island and Supply Corps School in Athens, Georgia. He was assigned as the Food Service Officer on the Dwight D. Eisenhower, the second of the ten Nimitz-class aircraft carriers currently in service. He later served as the Disbursing Officer.

O’Farrell then transferred into the submarine service and attended Submarine School in Groton, Conn. and was assigned to the USS Atlanta as the Supply Department Head. Later he was assigned Squadron Supply Officer for Squadron 10 until September of 1991 when the Los Angeles-class sub was decommissioned and he was transferred to Development Squadron 12 in the same capacity. He resigned his commission in March 1994 haven risen to rank of Lieutenant Commander (LCDR).

This program is free to attend, and begins at 7 pm at the Museum. For more information call 920.743.5958 or visit