US Submarine Crewman 1941–45

US Submarine Crewman 1941–45 cover

Description

This book takes a close look at the "Dolphins" of the US Navy submarine force, it covers recruitment, training, service conditions and combat experiences, and discusses the effects of advances in torpedo technology on crew roles. The Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 battered the surface fleet, but the submarine force escaped unharmed. It was up to the "Silent Service" to spearhead the naval war against Japan, cutting her supply routes and neutralizing her naval threat. By August 1945, US Navy submarines had made 488 war patrols. The achievements of the "Silent Service" were not without consequence 3,500 American crewmen lost their lives.

Product details

Published Jul 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781782001706
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 45 b/w; 8 col
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 82
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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