The Silent Service in World War II

It also contains a brief history of the submarine and a discussion of patrol routines. This is the most complete technical guide to the boats that won WWII in the Pacific. Nothing close to it was ever assembled before, or since.

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ISBN: 9781411677531

Category: Transportation

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Originally published by the U.S. Navy in 1946, The Fleet Type Submarine uses the USS Perch SS313 to explain operating principles, technologies, and systems. It contains numerous diagrams and photos and offers definitions of components and terminology. It provides descriptions of various systems such as ballast tanks, trim, ventilation and steering. It also contains a brief history of the submarine and a discussion of patrol routines. This is the most complete technical guide to the boats that won WWII in the Pacific. Nothing close to it was ever assembled before, or since. Periscopefilm.com's affordable reprint comes in a soft bound edition with attractive covers. Although some of the book has been reformatted, and color images are reproduced in black and white, all of the original content is preserved. (A color supplement is also available). This is a must-have for anyone interested in submarines and an important reference for any historian, docent, or modeler.
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The Silent Service in World War II

The Story of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force in the Words of the Men Who Lived It Michael Green (Ed). target's course. ... “Maybe she'll blow ballast in thirty minutes,” someone ventured. ... I 210 • THE SILENT SERVICE IN WORLD WAR II.

Author: Michael Green (Ed)

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612001258

Category: History

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When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, the U.S. Navy had a total of 111 submarines. However, this fleet was not nearly as impressive as the number suggests. It was mostly a collection of aging boats from the late teens and early twenties, with only a few of the newer, more modern Gato-class boats. Fortunately, with the war in Europe was already two years old and friction with Japan ever-increasing, help from what would become known as the Silent Service in the Pacific was on the way: there were 73 of the new fleet submarines under construction. The Silent Service in World War II tells the story of AmericaÕs intrepid underwater warriors in the words of the men who lived the war in the Pacific against Japan. The enemy had already begun to deploy advanced boats, but the U.S. was soon able to match them. By 1943 the new Gato-class boats were making a difference, carrying the war not just to the Japanese Imperial Navy, but to the vital merchant fleet that carried the vast array of materiel needed to keep the land of the Rising Sun afloat. As the war progressed, American success in the Solomons, starting with Guadalcanal, began to constrict the Japanese sea lanes, and operating singly or in wolfpacks they were able to press their attacks on convoys operating beyond the range of our airpower, making daring forays even into the home waters of Japan itself in the quest for ever more elusive targets. Also taking on Japanese warships, as well as rescuing downed airmen (such as the grateful first President Bush), U.S. submarines made an enormous contribution to our war against Japan. This book takes you through the war as you learn what it was like to serve on submarines in combat, the exhilaration of a successful attack, and the terror of being depth-charged. And aside from enemy action, the sea itself could prove to be an extremely hostile environment as many of these stories attest. From early war patrols in obsolescent, unreliable S-boats to new, modern fleet submarines roving the Pacific, the forty-six stories in this anthology give you a full understanding of what it was like to be a U.S. Navy submariner in combat.
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The Silent Service in World War II

From the naval battle of Guadalcanal to rescuing George Bush Sr. in the Pacific, here are the stories of US submariners in WWII.

Author: Edward Monroe-Jones

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612001371

Category: History

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From the naval battle of Guadalcanal to rescuing George Bush Sr. in the Pacific, here are the stories of US submariners in WWII. The Silent Service in World War II tells the story of America’s intrepid submarine warriors in the words of the men who served and fought in the Pacific against Japan. When Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941, the enemy had already deployed naval forces, but the United States was soon able to match them. By 1943, new Gato-class submarines were making a difference, carrying the war not just to the Japanese Imperial Navy, but to the vital merchant fleet that transported essential resources to the island country. Starting with the American victory at Guadalcanal, US submarine forces began to constrict the Japanese sea lanes. Operating independently and in wolfpacks, they attacked convoys operating beyond the range of American airpower, making daring forays even into Japanese home waters. Taking on Japanese warships, as well as rescuing downed airmen—including the grateful first President Bush—US submarines made an enormous contribution to our war against Japan. Aside from enemy action, the sea itself could be an extremely hostile environment—as many of these stories attest. From early war patrols in obsolescent, unreliable S-boats to modern fleet submarines roving the Pacific, the forty-six stories in this anthology offer a full understanding of life as a US Navy submariner in combat.
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United States Submarine Operations in World War II

The complete and dramatic story of how the U.S. Navy's "Silent Service" helped win the most extensive underseas war in history.

Author: Theodore Roscoe

Publisher: Annapolis, U.S. Naval Institute

ISBN: UOM:39015003479170

Category: History

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The complete and dramatic story of how the U.S. Navy's "Silent Service" helped win the most extensive underseas war in history.
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The Silent Service in Wwii

The definitive technical guide to the submarines of World War II, "The Fleet Type Submarine" was originally published in 1946. Originally classified secret, this legendary book has never been available to the public until now.

Author: United States Navy

Publisher: Periscope Film LLC

ISBN: 1935327852

Category: Transportation

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The definitive technical guide to the submarines of World War II, "The Fleet Type Submarine" was originally published in 1946. Originally classified secret, this legendary book has never been available to the public until now. The Fleet Type Submarine uses the Balao-class USS Perch SS313 to explain submarine operating principles, technologies, and systems. It contains numerous diagrams and photos and offers definitions of components and terminology. It provides descriptions of various systems such as ballast tanks, trim, ventilation and steering. It also contains a brief history of the submarine and a discussion of patrol routines. This book is the most complete technical guide to the boats that won WWII in the Pacific. Nothing close to it was ever assembled before, or since. This affordable reprint comes in a soft bound edition with attractive covers. Although some of the book has been reformatted, and color images are reproduced in black and white, all of the original content is preserved. (A color supplement is also available). This is a must-have for anyone interested in submarines and an important reference for any historian, docent, or modeler.
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Everest Media,. Insights on Edward Monroe-Jones & Michael Green's The Silent Service in World War II Contents Insights from Chapter 1 Insights from Chapter 2 Insights Front Cover.

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Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9798822539532

Category: History

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I went to Submarine School, New London, where I underwent physical and psychological tests to determine my aptitude for submarines. I was certain I had failed. The tests were far above the average for the Navy. #2 The submarine escape-training tank was similar to the rescue bell. It could rescue eight people at a time. The equipment used in the tank was similar to the bell. #3 The fleet-type submarine is a 312 foot, welded, double hull vessel. It is sixteen feet wide in the middle. The pressure hull is inside the outer hull. Between the two hulls are the water and fuel tanks. There are eight compartments inside the pressure hull and one, the conning tower, attached above the control room. #4 I was eventually qualified to serve on a submarine, and I enjoyed the experience. I was excited to go to sea on a real submarine, the USS Sargo.
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United States Submarine Losses in World War II

This enhanced, softbound edition features the entire original text and includes an official appendix of Axis submarine losses.

Author: United States Navy

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781935327097

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Originally printed in 1946 at the order of Vice Admiral Lockwood, Commander of Submarines, Pacific Fleet, United States Submarine Losses memorializes the 374 officers and 3131 men lost at sea between 1941 and 1945. It also chronicles the gallantry and persistence of these men, who under the most difficult conditions possible, performed critical missions and almost single-handedly decimated Japan¿s merchant fleet. ¿To those whose contribution meant the loss of sons, brothers or husbands in this war,¿ Admiral Lockwood noted in a speech given on Navy Day, 1945, ¿ I can assure you that they went down fighting and that their brothers who survived them took a grim toll of our savage enemy to avenge their deaths. May God rest their gallant souls.¿ This book is a testament to all those, living and dead, who served in the Silent Service in WWII. This enhanced, softbound edition features the entire original text and includes an official appendix of Axis submarine losses.
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