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The Tinfish Run

The Tinfish Run

  • Author: Ronald Bassett
  • Publisher: Tinfish Series
  • ISBN: 9781911445203
  • Category: World War, 1939-1945
  • Page: 288
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The Submarine

The Submarine

A Cultural History from the Great War to Nuclear Combat

  • Author: Duncan Redford
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 1784530891
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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"Underhand and damned un-English" was the view of submarines in Edwardian Britain. Yet by the 1960s the new nuclear powered submarines were seen by the Royal Navy as being the "hallmark of a first class navy." In this book Duncan Redford, a retired Royal Navy submarine officer, explores how - and why - attitudes to the submarine changed in Britain between 1900 and 1977. Using a wide array of previously unpublished sources, Redford sheds light on what the British thought about submarines, both their own and those that were used against them. Rather than providing an operational history of Britain's submarines, this book looks at naval and civilian conceptions of what submarine warfare was imagined to be like in the context of unrestricted submarine warfare, the world wars and the development of nuclear weaponry. With chapters on the coronation and jubilee reviews at Spithead, the submarine in novels and films, as well as coverage of the Royal Navy's and civilian views of submarines and submarine warfare this book gives a comprehensive view of the British regard - or lack of it - for the submarine. Through the examination of the British relationship with submarines since 1900 it is possible to see changing patterns in acceptance and tensions between different sub-cultures, both civil and maritime. Since 1900 the meaning constructed around submarines has changed as the submarine has progressed along a road from perdition as the weapon of the weaker power (and morally weaker power too) to a form of redemption as a major capital unit. This book will be essential for naval historians, students and those interested in aspects of submarine development and use.

Iron Men and Tin Fish: The Race to Build a Better Torpedo during World War II

Iron Men and Tin Fish: The Race to Build a Better Torpedo during World War II

The Race to Build a Better Torpedo during World War II

  • Author: Anthony Newpower
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313080518
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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From the American entry into World War II until September 1943, U.S. submarines experienced an abnormally high number of torpedo failures. These failures resulted from three defects present in the primary torpedo of the day, the Mark XIV. These defects were a tendency to run deeper than the set depth, the frequent premature detonation of the Mark 6 magnetic influence exploder, and the failure of the contact exploder when hitting a target at the textbook ninety-degree angle. Ironically, despite using a completely independent design, the Germans experienced the same three defects. The Germans, however, fixed their defects in six months, while it took the Americans twenty-two months. Much of the delay on the American side resulted from the denial of senior leaders in the operational forces and in the Navy's Bureau of Ordnance (BuOrd) that the torpedo itself was defective. Instead, they blamed crews for poor marksmanship or lack of training. In the end, however, the submarine force itself overcame the bureaucratic inertia and correctly identified and fixed the three problems on their own, proving once again the industry of the average American soldier or sailor. From the American entry into World War II until September 1943, U.S. submarines experienced an abnormally high number of torpedo failures. These failures resulted from three defects present in the primary torpedo of the day, the Mark XIV. These defects were a tendency to run deeper than the set depth, the frequent premature detonation of the magnetic influence exploder, and the failure of the contact exploder when hitting a target at the textbook 90-degree angle. Ironically, despite using a completely independent design, the Germans experienced the same three defects. The Germans, however, fixed their defects in six months, while it took the Americans 22 months. Much of the delay on the American side resulted from the denial of senior leaders in the operational forces and in the Navy's Bureau of Ordnance (BuOrd) that the torpedo itself was defective. Instead, they blamed crews for poor marksmanship or lack of training. In the end, however, the submarine force itself overcame the bureaucratic inertia and correctly identified and fixed the three problems on their own, proving once again the industry of the average American soldier or sailor. Contrary to the interpretations of most submarine historians, this book concludes that BuOrd did not sit idly by while torpedoes failed on patrol after patrol. BuOrd acknowledged problems from early in the war, but their processes and their tunnel vision prevented them from realizing that the weapon sent to the fleet was grossly defective. One of World War II's forgotten heroes, Admiral Lockwood drove the process for finding and fixing the three major defects. This is first book that deals exclusively with the torpedo problem, building its case out of original research from the archives of the Bureau of Ordnance, the Chief of Naval Operations, Vice Admiral Lockwood's personal correspondence, and records from the British Admiralty at the National Archives of the United Kingdom. These sources are complemented by correspondence and interviews with men who actually participated in the events.

Rig For Silent Running

Rig For Silent Running

  • Author: Anthony Genualdi
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1440122512
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 356
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The perils of the Submarine Service could bring glory, or death, in equal measure for the aggressive commander and the men who fought with him. Rig For Silent Running follows Commander Dominic Tomassi as he and his crew fight their way across the Pacific in World War II. He gives chase to the Japanese, hunting their greatest oil tanker, as well as taking revenge for his country, and himself. His patrols take him from Australia, to the frigid North Pacific, to the very doorstep of Japan's home islands. His friendships, and loves, are brought to life for the reader, as well as every loss that haunts him. From the brink of death, to the triumph of great sinkings, Rig For Silent Running has the action and emotion to more than satisfy. Man your battle stations, and Rig For Silent Running!

The Bookseller

The Bookseller

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bibliography
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Battle-cruisers

Battle-cruisers

a history, 1908-48

  • Author: Ronald Bassett
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 296
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British Book News

British Book News

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: London
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Best books
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Braille Book Review

Braille Book Review

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Blind
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Romances and love stories

Romances and love stories

  • Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780844408934
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: N.A
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The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Press Braille, Adult

Press Braille, Adult

  • Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Blind
  • Page: N.A
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Fodor's San Diego

Fodor's San Diego

with North County

  • Author: Fodor's
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel
  • ISBN: 0891419616
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 368
  • View: 9549
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With blockbuster attractions like SeaWorld and the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, the abundance of beaches, outdoor activities, excellent food, and an ever-expanding list of breweries and brewpubs, San Diego has become one of America’s top go-to cities in recent years. Fodor’s San Diego ebook has everything travelers need to make the most of a trip, whether they’re looking for an all-out family vacation or a sophisticated adult getaway. Expanded Coverage: Expanded beer and brewery coverage keeps up with the San Diego trend, including dates of beer festivals, tips on where the locals go, and our picks for best brewpubs. Fodor’s San Diego also includes new hotel and restaurant reviews throughout the city, as well as in select North Country side-trip destinations. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Neighborhood planners with colorful hotel, restaurant, shopping, and nightlife maps, plus Best Bets picks for restaurants and hotels, make planning a trip to San Diego a breeze. An entire chapter is also devoted to San Diego’s beaches, with maps and in-depth reviews that include beach amenities and top recommendations for every kind of beachgoer. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s San Diego ebook offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert and local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.

Short Novels, 1985

Short Novels, 1985

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Blind
  • Page: 205
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National Union Catalog

National Union Catalog

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Union catalogs
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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Braving the Wartime Seas

Braving the Wartime Seas

  • Author: The American Maritime History Project
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1493186159
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 662
  • View: 2771
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Political and Military Statements in Support of the Thousands of Merchant Mariners Including Those We Honor in This Book Braving the Wartime Seas "The Academy serves the Merchant Marine as West Point serves the Army and Annapolis serves the Navy . . ." (September 30, 1943, dedication of USMMA campus) President Franklin D. Roosevelt "The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril." Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill "This is a hundredth gone. Too damned many of these fine lads gone. Wish there was more we could do to minimize losses." Captain Richard R. McNulty, June 16, 1943 Note on report of death of a Cadet-Midshipman "They have brought us our lifeblood and they had paid for it with some of their own . . . they have delivered their cargoes to us who needed them so badly. In war it is performance that counts." Quotes from Douglas MacArthur, General of the U.S. Army "Yours was the first front on every ocean, and without you, no Army and Navy can survive . . . one of the vital teams participating will be recognized as the merchant seamen in dungarees . . . we of the Navy will salute you with a final 'Well done'." Admiral Harold R. Stark, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe "Our operations would not have been possible without the strong support of our Merchant Marine. These gallant officers and men maintained a bridge of ships across the Pacific, and bore their share of the Japanese attacks while unloading on distant islands where the struggle was still intense and the issue not yet decided." Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U.S. Navy, Chief of Naval Operations Braving the Wartime Seas is the final book of the American Maritime History Project, a private nonprofit foundation. The quotations were drawn from www.usmm.org. Front cover was designed by Marek Mutch, Bay Village, OH.

Modern Artists on Art

Modern Artists on Art

Second Enlarged Edition

  • Author: Robert L. Herbert
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486146006
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 192
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16 of the 20th century's leading artistic innovators talk forcefully about their work: Albert Gleizes, Jean Metzinger, Henry Moore, Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, El Lissitzky, Fernand Léger, and more.

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Musical compositions

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American drama
  • Page: N.A
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Bullet Magnet

Bullet Magnet

Britain's Most Highly Decorated Frontline Soldier

  • Author: Mick Flynn
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0297860011
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
  • View: 7618
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A raw, honest and evocative account of life as the most highly decorated serving soldier in the British Army. From the breakneck pace of an opening where he is in action in Helmand province, under fire from the Taliban, Mick Flynn pulls no punches. It's obvious that he is a trained killer. But how did it reach this point? The journey starts with his childhood, a working class lad, learning to fight and finding himself repeatedly on the wrong side of the law. Even after joining the Army he is found at fault and jailed, an experience that finally shocks him into behaving himself. From there, it is off to Northern Ireland and straight into hotspots where Mick's courage and determination are all that keep him alive. There's love too: his estranged wife, Denise, is being brought back into the picture, just as Mick tries to start a new life with his girlfriend Rachel. Can he manage to separate his ferocious soldiering persona from the real Mick? As things remain complicated, Mike flings himself into further tours of duty, in Bosnia, Iraq, the Falklands. Action-packed, shoots-from-the-hip narration from an engaging hero, this is gritty realism at its most shocking.

The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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A world list of books in the English language.

The Beaches of San Diego

The Beaches of San Diego

Your Ultimate Guide to the Sun, Sand, and Surf

  • Author: Gia Danson-Lucy
  • Publisher: Vista Pacifica Publishing
  • ISBN: 0967945224
  • Category: Beaches
  • Page: 178
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