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Final Patrol: True Stories of World War II Submarines

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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 ...more
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Published October 3rd 2006 by New American Library
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Richard
Considering that I work on board one of the boats described in this book, I found it quite interesting.

The book begins with an overview of submarine actions during the Second World War, and then delves into the histories of the old fleet submarines that are currently museums in the United States. If you are very well versed in submarine history and lingo, these stories may seem to be lacking the level of detail that other books might. However, it does a wonderful job highlighting the surviving
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Jim
For anyone who loves submarines as much as I do, this book is a must-read.

There are 16 World War II submarines on diplay and open to the public in various locations around the US. This book documents the exploits of each of them, both during the war and afterwards, including the fight to save them for future generations to appreciate.

The author has combined information gleaned from officical Navy records with interviews with the remaining veterans who served aboard them to produce a fascinating
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Bill Subalusky
An interesting and insightful look at World War 2 from the submarine perspective. Gives away just a little of the secrets of the silent service. An excellent read for anyone interested in US submarines.
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Award-winning and best-selling author Don Keith was born in 1947 and has lived in the South all his life. He attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa where he received his degree in broadcast and film communication with a minor in English and literature. While working as a broadcast journalist, he won awards from the Associated Press and United Press International for news writing and repo ...more
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