This “Basic Enlisted Submarine Text” was originally published by the U.S. Navy in 1963. A revision of “The Fleet Type Submarine”, a basic reference book for the crews of WWII-era fleet boats, this book also includes information about nuclear propulsion — with the USS Skipjack, SS(N)585 used for illustrative purposes. The book contains a brief history of the submarine, and features numerous diagrams and photographs. It offers definitions of submarine components and terminology, and provides technical descriptions of various machinery and sub-systems such as the snorkel, ballast tanks, ventilation, trim and steering.
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