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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
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
The Submarine in War and Peace By Simon Lake
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Originally published in 1918, this book is a chronicle of submarine history, and a tribute to the bold vision of author Simon Lake. Lake believed the submarine held enormous promise as an engine of... More > commerce. In the future, he proposed, submarines would harvest oysters from the ocean floor, and transport cargo without interference from storms. In 1893, inspired by a U.S. Navy challenge, Lake constructed his first submarine, Argonaut Junior. It was followed by the more advanced Protector, which was sold to the Czar of Russia in 1904. Lake spent the next seven years designing boats for the Russian and the Austro-Hungarian navies. He finally returned to the United States in 1912, and eventually he sold 24 submarines to the U.S. Navy. His success was short-lived however, and the company went into bankruptcy in the 1920s. Simon Lake remained active in the field of submarine technology, and advised the U.S. Navy during WWII.< Less
The Prince of Space By Norman R. Dean
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Norman L. Dean, inventor of the Stellar Spatial Inertial Gyroscopic System- The worlds first inertial navigation- Not since John Harrison, who invented the Marine Chronometer in the 1700's has any... More > one man done so much for navigation than Norman L. Dean. His invention was seized by the United States Navy, where it was used to power the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Program, guided the USS Nautilus under the arctic Ice Pack and guide the Apollo Astronauts to the Moon and Home. Dean spent 20 years trying to regain control of his device but to no avail. He watched helplessly as his invention was divided by rich military corporations and men of power. No credit, no recognition for his work, and watched as Charles Stark Draper was accorded credit for Dean's work.< Less