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War Patrols of the USS Cobia SS-245 By Herbert L. Starmer
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This is the story of the USS Cobia SS-245, one of the successful participants in the dynamic submarine fighting force that helped win World War II in the Pacific. Under the command of a seasoned and... More > steady captain, the Cobia and her crew put up a distinguished fight, sinking thirteen enemy ships. Charging boldly into surface gun attacks, launching daring submerged torpedo attacks, enduring bombs and depth charges, and diving far below rated depth limits, the Cobia and her crew took the battle to the enemy. Now a memorial dedicated to submarine sailors the world over, the Cobia lies at rest in the waters of Lake Michigan at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, her engines, equipment, and fighting power still intact after all these years.< Less
USS DORADO (SS-248): On Eternal Patrol By Douglas E. Campbell, Ph.D.
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“We knew we were going to have a rough time with this submarine from the beginning.” Those words were written by Don Wheeler, a former DORADO crewmember who participated in the sea... More > trials, in a letter to the author. DORADO was a U.S. Gato-class submarine, launched on May 23, 1943, set sail for Pearl Harbor via the Panama Canal on October 6, and was lost with all hands somewhere in the Caribbean Sea six days later. This book is quite possibly about one of the worst “friendly fire” incidents in U.S. military history. It is the story of a U.S. submarine attacked by a patrol-bomber aircraft attached to VP-210 out of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Within these pages you will read the formal Court of Inquiry that concluded, incorrectly, that the aircrew probably bombed a U-boat that was known to be in the area. Included in this book is the U-214 logbook which shows that they witnessed the bombing of DORADO. In this book is also the story of the author's search for the submarine over a 20+ year period.< Less
The Submarine NAVPERS 16160-B GUPPY Edition By Periscope Film LLC
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The Submarine, Navpers 16160-B, is a revision of the classic WWII submarine training book, The Fleet Type Submarine, that was issued in 1961. In the post-war period, the United States developed the... More > GUPPY class submarines, and this book uses the USS Becuna (SS-319) to acquaint crews with the design. GUPPY was an extensive conversion program that saw WWII-era boats modified with the snorkel, greater battery capacity, and a more streamlined hull. The book 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. Originally classified "Restricted", this book was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. Some illustrations have been slightly reformatted, and color plates are reproduced in black and white. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Submarine Hydraulic Systems By Periscope Film LLC
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Originally printed in 1946, The Fleet Type Submarine series of technical manuals remains unparalleled. Contained in its pages and those of the companion texts are descriptions of every operating... More > component aboard a fleet boat. Hydraulic Systems, Navpers 16169, describes the system that powers the submarine’s steering mechanism and diving planes. It is also a richly- illustrated textbook that discusses hydraulic forces and their methods of employment. It includes a detailed description of the operation, installation, and repair of various parts, and outlines common problems and remedies. Originally classified “Restricted”, this book was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. Some illustrations have been slightly reformatted, and color plates are reproduced in black and white. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Submarine Electrical Installations By Periscope Film LLC
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Originally printed in 1946, The Fleet Type Submarine series of technical manuals remains unparalleled. Contained in its pages and those of the companion texts are descriptions of every operating... More > component aboard a fleet boat. Electrical Installations, Navpers 16162, was originally written to acquaint submarine crews with the theory, operation, and construction of the components of the electrical installations. It especially emphasizes maintenance features and methods. Featuring explanatory text and numerous, detailed diagrams, the book is a wonderful reference for the museum docent, researcher, or anyone who ever wondered “how the heck does that work?” Originally classified “Restricted”, this book was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. Some illustrations have been slightly reformatted, and color plates are reproduced in black and white. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
World War II Submarine Doc By Herbert L. Starmer
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In this dramatic story of his 20 years in the Submarine Service, Herbert L. "Doc" Starmer describes submarine life in detail from the viewpoint of a Chief Pharmacist Mate. His was a... More > position greatly respected by officers and crew alike as he alone took care of their medical needs under the most difficult of circumstances in battle, on the surface, and beneath the ocean. This is a story of dauntless submariners attacking and under attack and of the man they called "Doc" who tended the injured and wounded and prepared the dead for burial at sea.< Less
Submarine Trim and Drain Systems By Periscope Film LLC
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Originally printed in 1946, The Fleet Type Submarine series of technical manuals remains unparalleled. Contained in its pages and those of the companion texts are descriptions of every operating... More > component aboard a fleet boat. Trim and Drain Systems, Navpers 16166, examines the mechanisms that allow a submarine to be a “submersible ship” -- to dive beneath the waves and resurface. Featuring explanatory text and numerous, detailed diagrams, the book is a wonderful reference for the museum docent, researcher, or anyone who ever wondered “how the heck does that work?” Originally classified “Restricted”, this book was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. Some illustrations have been slightly reformatted, and color plates are reproduced in black and white. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less