It was with great sadness that I learned of the sudden and unexpected passing of Steve Juden, his knowledge of all things submarine was truly remarkable,as was his sense of humour, Steve was editor of the AMS magazine when I first joined the association many years ago and was well known for his cartoon's and articles ,both within the association and in the general press,he was responsible for the submarine hand book which is still widely used,he also wrote the first chapter of the traplet publication simply submarines.
In recent years He suffered health issues which kept him away from many events,but he still put in the occasional appearance when he was able.
When Steve lived in London he used to get about on a little motor scooter,and I remember being in fits of laughter when he described to me how he would take his six foot LA down to regents park for a sail, he use to tie it to the seat and sit on it,the image that came into my mind is still there to this day and would require therapy to remove it.
On another occasion we where at a show can't remember where but I was watching Steve sailing his LA and I noticed he was towing something so I got nearer to the boat and saw that it was a small plastic frog,so I walked over to him and asked him why was he towing a frog,he looked at me and said it's not a frog it's a toad, I said to Him I don't get it!, he looked at me like I was an idiot sighed and said have you never heard of a towed array!!.
He was a remarkable man and a good friend.
I and many other will morn his passing,but treasure the memories he has left behind.
My thoughts and condolences go out to Jean and his family.
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