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The Resource 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, edited by Edward Monroe-Jones and Michael Green

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, edited by Edward Monroe-Jones and Michael Green

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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
Title
The silent service in World War II
Title remainder
the story of the U.S. Navy submarine force in the words of the men who lived it
Statement of responsibility
edited by Edward Monroe-Jones and Michael Green
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 America's 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 material 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."--Publisher's website
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UKMGB
Dewey number
940.54510973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1952-
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  • Monroe-Jones, Edward
  • Green, Michael
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  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
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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, edited by Edward Monroe-Jones and Michael Green
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Part 1: Prewar and early war stories (1941-1942). Submarine school / Cornelius R. Bartholomew ; Sea Dragon's prop wash / J. Killin ; A vanishing day-dream / Cornelius R. Bartholomew ; Operational readiness on December 7, 1941 ; Frank E. Perry ; Rest and recreation / Frank Kimball ; The first and only patrol of S-27 (SS-132) / George J. Herold ; S-37's voyage home / Robert B. Lander ; Bob rose and Sargo's Australian welcome / Doug Rhymes ; Escape by submarine / Lucy I. Wilson ; The doubtful tale of the S-36 / Alfred Sims ; Rivets in the O-2 / Stanley Lambkin ; Aground on a reef / Frank Bowman. -- Part 2: Mid-war stories (1943). Pompon evades torpedoes / Charles Foskett ; Gun boss pay / Edward Crawfoot ; Loss of the USS Grenadier (SS-210) / Robert W. Palmer ; Midway, our refuge of 1943 / Jack Quade ; Loose torpedo at Pearl Harbor / James H. Allen ; Second patrol of the USS Bluefish (SS-222) / Edwin J. Shepherd Jr. ; S-48, My first boat / Churchill "Jim" Campbell ; The Ryuho's last stand / John M. Good. -- Part 3: Late war stories (1944-1945). Submarine on the loose / William Dreher ; USS Ray's great conning tower flood ; Hal Moyer ; Ambush on Borneo / Ken Harrington ; Pogy's stowaway / W.E. Battenfield ; The battle of the Philippine Sea / Ernest J. Zellmer ; Penny picked me / Bill Gleason ; Story of the USS Flier second patrol and its survivors / Alvin E. Jacobson ; Left on the bridge / John Paul Jones ; Dying of the emperor on Palau / Norman R. Direy ; Picking up the left-overs off Palauig Point / R. C. Gillette ; A total loss / Farrell Stearns ; The sape strait shooting incident of November, 1944 / H.E. Miller ; From the prospective of an aviator / C.B. Smith ; A submarine home ; Myron Alexander ; My first war patrol ; Joseph Corneau ; Bucket brigade / Hank "Nate" Henderson ; Three submarines in three days / Hughston F. Lowder ; Bing is missing / Bill Gleason ; Absence without leave, March 1945 / Joe O'Rourke ; From Kamikaze attack to typhoon / K.F. Welty ; The sinking of Hatsutaka / Worth Scanland ; The man who never made a mistake / Jack Blumeberg ; Gabilan's aviator ; Robert Talbot ; The capture of I-401 / Alex Leitch ; From Perch to prisoner / B.R. Van Buskirk ; The S-40 leaves the atomic age / George Stannard
Control code
805018764
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612001258
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)805018764
Label
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, edited by Edward Monroe-Jones and Michael Green
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Prewar and early war stories (1941-1942). Submarine school / Cornelius R. Bartholomew ; Sea Dragon's prop wash / J. Killin ; A vanishing day-dream / Cornelius R. Bartholomew ; Operational readiness on December 7, 1941 ; Frank E. Perry ; Rest and recreation / Frank Kimball ; The first and only patrol of S-27 (SS-132) / George J. Herold ; S-37's voyage home / Robert B. Lander ; Bob rose and Sargo's Australian welcome / Doug Rhymes ; Escape by submarine / Lucy I. Wilson ; The doubtful tale of the S-36 / Alfred Sims ; Rivets in the O-2 / Stanley Lambkin ; Aground on a reef / Frank Bowman. -- Part 2: Mid-war stories (1943). Pompon evades torpedoes / Charles Foskett ; Gun boss pay / Edward Crawfoot ; Loss of the USS Grenadier (SS-210) / Robert W. Palmer ; Midway, our refuge of 1943 / Jack Quade ; Loose torpedo at Pearl Harbor / James H. Allen ; Second patrol of the USS Bluefish (SS-222) / Edwin J. Shepherd Jr. ; S-48, My first boat / Churchill "Jim" Campbell ; The Ryuho's last stand / John M. Good. -- Part 3: Late war stories (1944-1945). Submarine on the loose / William Dreher ; USS Ray's great conning tower flood ; Hal Moyer ; Ambush on Borneo / Ken Harrington ; Pogy's stowaway / W.E. Battenfield ; The battle of the Philippine Sea / Ernest J. Zellmer ; Penny picked me / Bill Gleason ; Story of the USS Flier second patrol and its survivors / Alvin E. Jacobson ; Left on the bridge / John Paul Jones ; Dying of the emperor on Palau / Norman R. Direy ; Picking up the left-overs off Palauig Point / R. C. Gillette ; A total loss / Farrell Stearns ; The sape strait shooting incident of November, 1944 / H.E. Miller ; From the prospective of an aviator / C.B. Smith ; A submarine home ; Myron Alexander ; My first war patrol ; Joseph Corneau ; Bucket brigade / Hank "Nate" Henderson ; Three submarines in three days / Hughston F. Lowder ; Bing is missing / Bill Gleason ; Absence without leave, March 1945 / Joe O'Rourke ; From Kamikaze attack to typhoon / K.F. Welty ; The sinking of Hatsutaka / Worth Scanland ; The man who never made a mistake / Jack Blumeberg ; Gabilan's aviator ; Robert Talbot ; The capture of I-401 / Alex Leitch ; From Perch to prisoner / B.R. Van Buskirk ; The S-40 leaves the atomic age / George Stannard
Control code
805018764
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612001258
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)805018764

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