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Submarines Of World War Two by Erminio Bagnasco

Title Submarines of World War Two
Author Erminio Bagnasco
Publisher Seaforth Publsihing
Release Date 2018-10-30
Category
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1526744538
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

For the first time in naval warfare submarines played a major role in the war at sea in the years 1939-45, and this major reference book describes all the classes of vessel that were deployed by the eighteen combatant nations during those years. They were responsible for the sinking of 33 million tons of merchant shipping with the German and US navies achieving the greatest advantage with this devastating strategic weapon. Most of the countless books about submarines in WWII confine themselves to the boats of one particular navy or another: in this book every class of boat, from midgets to the large U-cruisers, of all the nations is covered in detail - more than 2,500 boats - and projected and experimental designs are also included. This furnishes the reader with an overall picture that allows for comparison between the technical and operational aspects of all the submarines that took part in the War. This is further helped by the inclusion of more than 400 illustrations. The author also outlines the evolution of the submarine and submarine warfare - including the interplay of wartime experience, design improvement and tactical innovation - thereby placing the subject in its true historical perspective. This new edition of a classic work has been completely redesigned and overhauled to make the most of the author's superb collection of photographs, and will appeal to a wide new audience for whom this important work has been unavailable for many years.

Submarines Of World War Two by Erminio Bagnasco

Title Submarines of World War Two
Author Erminio Bagnasco
Publisher US Naval Institute Press
Release Date 2018-11
Category History
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1682473848
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Submarines played a major role in the war at sea in the years 1939-45, and this major reference book describes all the classes of vessel that were deployed by the eighteen combatant nations during those years. They were responsible for the sinking of 33 million tons of merchant shipping, with the German and U.S. navies achieving the greatest advantage with this devastating strategic weapon. This new edition of a classic work has been completely redesigned and overhauled to make the most of the author's superb collection of photographs and will appeal to a wide new audience for whom this important work has been unavailable for many years.

Submarines Of World War Two by Erminio Bagnasco

Title Submarines of World War Two
Author Erminio Bagnasco
Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release Date 2000
Category History
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1854095323
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Over 2,500 submarines saw action during WWII--and now a single book covers every type and class, from midgets to U-cruisers to experimental designs. The mass of detail includes technical characteristics, while hundreds of charts and photos give facts and figures on construction, displacement, dimensions, speed, range, operational depth, fuel load, armament, and complement. Each class of submarine's performance--and fate--is chronicled, as is the evolution of submarine warfare--providing a rare view of how design improvement affected the war's outcome.

Title The Silent Service in World War II
Author Michael Green (Ed)
Publisher Casemate
Release Date 2012-12-07
Category History
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9781612001258
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Title Allied Submarine Attacks of World War Two
Author Jürgen Rohwer
Publisher Naval Inst Press
Release Date 1997
Category History
Total Pages 252
ISBN UOM:39015041755219
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Arranged by sea areas and in chronological order, this informative study contains reports of the attacks by Soviet submarines in the Baltic and Black Seas, and the attacks by British and other Allied submarines from Norway to Morocco, including the Mediterranean. This information has been compiled by the renowned German naval historian Jürgen Rohwer, with assistance from experts in Great Britain, France, Poland, Norway, the Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Turkey, the United States, and Japan. The work not only confirms assessments from earlier publications, but corrects many wartime reports based on insufficient or incorrect observations and claims.

Title Sink Em All Submarine Warfare in the Pacific
Author Charles A. Lockwood
Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date 2017-11-27
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 268
ISBN 9781387400805
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sink 'Em All by Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, the U.S. Navy commander of the Pacific submarine fleet during World War 2, is the exhaustive and definitive account of submarine warfare between the US and Japanese 1942-45. Lockwood's intricate narrative is the breathless story of every submarine in the US fleet, what they did during the war, their misses, near misses and hits. He takes us into the cramped quarters of mess-halls and control rooms and brings the chief actors in the grueling conflict to life.

Title The Japanese Submarine Force and World War II
Author Carl Boyd
Publisher Naval Institute Press
Release Date 2012-10-11
Category History
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9781612512068
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When first published in 1995, this book was hailed as an absolutely indispensable contribution to the history of the Pacific War. Drawing heavily from Japanese sources and American wartime intercepts of secret Japanese radio messages, a noted American naval historian and a Japanese mariner painstakingly recorded and evaluated a diverse array of material about Japan's submarines in World War II. The study begins with the development of the first Japanese 103-ton Holland-type submergible craft in 1905 and continues through the 1945 surrender of the largest submarine in the world at the time, the 5300-ton I-400 class that carried three airplanes. Submarine weapons, equipment, personnel, and shore support systems are discussed first in the context of Japanese naval preparations for war and later during the war. Both successes and missed opportunities are analyzed in operations ranging from the California coast through the Pacific and Indian Oceans to the coast of German-occupied France. Appendixes include lists of Japanese submarine losses and the biographies of key Japanese submarine officers. Rare illustrations and specifically commissioned operational maps enhance the text.

Title U S Submarines in World War II
Author Larry Kimmett
Publisher Navigator Pub
Release Date 1996
Category History
Total Pages 159
ISBN 1879932016
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A comprehensive illustrated history of the U.S. submarine campaign in World War II. Includes animated CD highlighting famous submarine patrols.

Title United States Submarine Operations in World War II
Author Theodore Roscoe
Publisher Annapolis, U.S. Naval Institute
Release Date 1949
Category History
Total Pages 577
ISBN UOM:39015008699467
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

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

United States Submarine Losses by Naval History Division

Title United States Submarine Losses
Author Naval History Division
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2010-09-01
Category History
Total Pages 258
ISBN 1907521380
Language English, Spanish, and French
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United States submarines compiled a tremendous record of achievement during World War II, but they paid heavily for their successes. A total of 52 submarines were lost, including 48 sunk directly or indirectly by enemy action. The personnel losses - 374 officers and 3,131 operational enlisted men - represented 16 percent of the officers and 13 percent of the enlisted men in the "silent service." Although relatively meager compared to Germany's losses of 700 to 800 subs and the 128 lost by Japan, this roll call of honor was still higher than that for other types of Allied ships. Three valuable appendices list the subs lost by Germany, Japan, and Italy."United States Submarine Losses: World War II" is a ship-by-ship description of each American sub lost at sea, including as many facts as can be determined regarding the circumstances of their sinking, as well as brief accounts of the combat accomplishments of each vessel and a list of their crew members at the time of their loss. These concise vignettes cover some of the most renowned submarines of the war, such as the Tang, which in its five patrols was credited with sinking 31 Japanese ships totaling 227,800 tons and damaging two, for a total of 4,100 tons - a record unexcelled among American subs. Some ships gained fame in the Navy for other reasons, such as the five Japanese destroyers sunk by the Harder - four on one patrol - "earning the reputation of being the Submarine Force's most terrible opponent of destroyers." This important book serves as a valuable reference work, an account of the often heroic efforts of U.S. Navy submarines in World War II, and a memorial tribute to the submariners who gave their lives for their country. 1946; reprinted 1963: 248 pages, ill.

Title Axis Submarine Successes of World War Two
Author Jürgen Rohwer
Publisher Naval Inst Press
Release Date 1999
Category History
Total Pages 366
ISBN STANFORD:36105021945949
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Taken from a wide variety of sources, this is a unique and detailed compilation of German, Italian, Japanese, Romanian, Finnish and Vichy-French submarine successes and claims against Allied and Neutral ships in every theatre of the war at sea. Each entry gives the date of the attack; the nationality, name and commander of the attacking submarine; a map reference giving the precise location of the attack; and the type, tonnage, nationality and name of the ship sunk. Additional information, aimed at resolving controversial claims and clarifying hitherto inexact data, is also provided.

Title British Submarines in Two World Wars
Author Norman Friedman
Publisher Pen and Sword
Release Date 2019-03-30
Category History
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781526738172
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Although the Royal Navy did not invent the submarine, Norman Friedman’s new book demonstrates how innovative the service was, to an extent which few will recognize. Its submarines performed well in combat in both world wars, and often in unheralded ways. Few will be aware that in 1914 Britain had the largest submarine fleet in the world, and that at the end of World War I it had some of the largest and most unusual of all submarines – whose origins and design are all detailed. During the First World War they virtually closed the Baltic to German iron ore traffic, and they helped block supplies to the Turkish army fighting at Gallipoli. British submarines were a major element in the North Sea battles, and they helped fight the U-boat menace. These roles led on to British submarine operations in World War II. Readers will be aware of the role of US submarines in strangling Japan, but perhaps not how British submarines in the Mediterranean fought a parallel costly but successful battle to strangle the German army in North Africa. Like their US counterparts, interwar British submariners were designed largely with the demands of a possible Pacific War, although that was not the war they fought. And the author shows how the demands of such a war, which would be fought over vast distances, collided with interwar British Government attempts to limit costs by holding down the size (and numbers) of submarines. It says much about the ingenuity of British submarine designers that they managed to meet their requirements despite enormous pressure on submarine size. As in other books in this series, the author demonstrates how a combination of evolving strategic and tactical requirements and evolving technology produced successive types of design. The Royal Navy was always painfully aware of the threat enemy submarines posed, and British submariners contributed heavily to the development of British anti-submarine tactics and technology, beginning with largely unknown efforts before the outbreak of World War I. Between the Wars British submariners exploited the new technology of sonar (Asdic), both to find and attack enemies and to avoid being attacked themselves. As a result, they pioneered submarine silencing, with important advantages to the US Navy as it observed the British. And it was a British submarine that pioneered the vital postwar use of submarines as anti-submarine weapons, sinking a U-boat while both were submerged. This feat was unique. Heavily illustrated with photos and original plans, this new volume from Norman Friedman, incorporating so much original analysis, will be eagerly awaited by naval historians and enthusiasts everywhere.

Hellcats by Peter Sasgen

Title Hellcats
Author Peter Sasgen
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2010-11-02
Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781101475034
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A heart-stopping true tale of a submarine mission aimed at destroying Japan’s merchant marine lifeline and ending World War II. By 1945, the U.S. Navy's submarine force in the Pacific had sunk over a thousand enemy cargo ships and tankers supplying the food, weapons, and oil Japan needed to continue to fight. Yet this once mighty merchant fleet continued to thrive in the Sea of Japan, where, protected from American submarines by a seemingly impenetrable barrier of deadly minefields, they provided a tenuous lifeline for the Japanese. Senior American commanders believed that if these enemy ships were sunk, Japan would be forced to surrender. Here is the incredible story of Operation Barney, the daring plot to penetrate those minefields and decimate the enemy fleet. The brainchild of the dedicated sub commander Vice Admiral Charles Lockwood, the mission would hinge on a new experimental sonar system that would, with luck, guide American submarines safely past the mines and into the open sea. The nine submarines chosen, nicknamed Hellcats, were tasked with the impossible—the combined crews of 760 submariners all knew their chances of survival hinged on an unproven technology and their own nerve. Based on original documents and the poignant personal letters of one doomed Hellcat commander, Sasgen crafts a classic naval tale of one of World War II's most dangerous missions.

A World War Two Submarine by Richard Humble

Title A World War Two Submarine
Author Richard Humble
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1991
Category Seafaring life
Total Pages 48
ISBN 0750007885
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Discover the fascinating world of submarine life in this informative and suberbly illustrated addition to the Inside Story series. Submarines have captured the imagination of adults and children since the first submersibles, more than a hundred years ago, and now this book brings that history alive.

A World War Two Submarine by Richard Humble

Title A World War Two Submarine
Author Richard Humble
Publisher Peter Bedrick Books
Release Date 1991
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 0872263517
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Text and cutaway illustrations depict how the crew lived beneath the ocean in a submarine during World War II and how they waged war on the ships above.

The Uss Flier by Michael Sturma

Title The USS Flier
Author Michael Sturma
Publisher University Press of Kentucky
Release Date 2008-02-15
Category History
Total Pages 237
ISBN 9780813138718
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The realities of WWII underwater warfare come to life in this chronicle of a submarine sunk in the Philippines—and the remarkable sailors who survived. The fate of the USS Flier is one of the most astonishing stories of the Second World War. On August 13, 1944, the submarine struck a mine and sank to the bottom of the Sulu Sea in less than one minute, leaving only fourteen of its crew of eighty-six hands alive. After enduring eighteen hours in the water, eight remaining survivors swam to a remote island controlled by the Japanese. Deep behind enemy lines and without food or drinking water, the crewmen realized that their struggle for survival had just begun. Those eight sailors became the first Americans of the Pacific war to escape from a sunken submarine and return safely to the United States. Their story of persistence and survival has all the elements of a classic World War II tale: sudden disaster, physical deprivation, a ruthless enemy, and a dramatic escape from behind enemy lines. In The USS Flier, noted historian Michael Sturma vividly recounts a harrowing story of brave men who lived to return to the service of their country.

Title Dive World War II Stories of Sailors Submarines in the Pacific
Author Deborah Hopkinson
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Release Date 2016-09-27
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781338043792
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Dive! World War II Stories of Sailors & Submarines in the Pacific tells the incredible story of America's little known "war within a war" -- US submarine warfare during World War II. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the US entered World War II in December 1941 with only 44 Naval submarines -- many of them dating from the 1920s. With the Pacific battleship fleet decimated after Pearl Harbor, it was up to the feisty and heroic sailors aboard the US submarines to stop the Japanese invasion across the Pacific. Including breakouts highlighting submarine life and unsung African-American and female war heroes, award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson uses first-person accounts, archival materials, official Naval documents, and photographs to bring the voices and exploits of these brave service members to life.

Sea Wolves by Tim Clayton

Title Sea Wolves
Author Tim Clayton
Publisher Abacus Software
Release Date 2012-07-01
Category World War, 1939-1945
Total Pages 436
ISBN 034912289X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sea Wolves is the story of the crews who bravely manned British submarines in the Second World War. This small band of highly trained and highly skilled individuals fought in the front line for six long years, undertaking some of the most dangerous missions of the war. Britain's Sea Wolves operated close to shore in mined waters, attacking warships and heavily guarded convoys. But in the course of these vital operations, the submariners suffered devastating casualties.This is the vivid, thrilling story of the survivors and their promising young comrades who fought with such courage, in the face of the sickening terror of depth-charge attacks and the cold fear of having to escape from a sunken submarine filled with the bodies of close friends.

Final Patrol by Don Keith

Title Final Patrol
Author Don Keith
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2006-10-03
Category History
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781101118597
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

During World War II, the U.S. Navy's submarine service suffered the highest casualty percentage of all the American armed forces, losing one in five submariners. But despite the odds, these underwater warriors accounted for almost 60 percent of Japanese shipping losses, and were a major factor in winning the war. 16 U.S. submarines - and one German U-Boat - that saw action during WWII are now open to the public. Most have been restored and authentically equipped. Final Patrol takes a fascinating look at these subs and the personal stories of the brave sailors who lived, fought, and often died in them. Now, visitors can climb into these cramped steel cylinders, peer through their torpedo tubes, and imagine diving under the sea - perhaps for the last time - to stalk a fanatical enemy who threatened our nation's freedom.

Title German Submarine Warfare in World War I
Author Lawrence Sondhaus
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2017-08-11
Category History
Total Pages 278
ISBN 9781442269552
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This compelling book explores Germany’s campaign of unrestricted submarine warfare in World War I, which marked the onset of total war at sea. Noted historian Lawrence Sondhaus shows how the undersea campaign, intended as an antidote to Britain’s more conventional blockade of German ports, ultimately brought the United States into the war. Although the German people readily embraced the argument that an “undersea blockade” of Britain enforced by their navy’s Unterseeboote (U-boats) was the moral equivalent of the British navy’s blockade of German ports, international opinion never accepted its legitimacy. Sondhaus explains that in their initial, somewhat confused rollout of unrestricted submarine warfare in 1915, German leaders underestimated the extent to which the policy would alienate the most important neutral power, the United States. In rationalizing the risk of resuming the unrestricted campaign in 1917, they took for granted that, should the United States join the Allies, German U-boats would be able to stop the transport of an American army to France. But by bringing the United States into the war, while also failing to stop the deployment of its troops to Europe, unrestricted submarine warfare ultimately led to Germany’s defeat. Because US manpower proved decisive in breaking the stalemate on the Western Front and securing victory for the Allies, Sondhaus argues that Germany’s decision to stake its fate on the U-boat campaign ranks among the greatest blunders of modern history.