Thunder Below!: The Uss *Barb* Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare In World War Ii
  • Thunder Below!: The Uss *Barb* Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare In World War Ii
  • Thunder Below!: The Uss *Barb* Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare In World War Ii
  • Thunder Below!: The Uss *Barb* Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare In World War Ii
ISBN: 0252066707
EAN13: 9780252066702
Language: English
Release Date: Jul 1, 1997
Pages: 464
Dimensions: 1.26" H x 9.61" L x 6.85" W
Weight: 2.07 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The thunderous roar of exploding depth charges was a familiar and comforting sound to the crew members of the US Barb, who frequently found themselves somewhere between enemy fire and Davy Jones's locker.

Under the leadership of her fearless skipper, Captain Gene Fluckey, the Barb sank the greatest tonnage of any American sub in World War I. At the same time, the Barb did far more than merely sink ships-she changed forever the way submarines stalk and kill their prey.

This is a gripping adventure chock-full of you-are-there moments. Fluckey has drawn on logs, reports, letters, interviews, and a recently discovered illegal diary kept by one of his torpedomen. And in a fascinating twist, he uses archival documents from the Japanese Navy to give its version of events.

The unique story of the Barb begins with its men, who had the confidence to become unbeatable. Each team helped develop innovative ideas, new tactics, and new strategies. All strove for personal excellence, and success became contagious. Instead of lying in wait under the waves, the US Barb pursued enemy ships on the surface, attacking in the swift and precise style of torpedo boats. She was the first sub to use rocket missiles and to creep up on enemy convoys at night, joining the flank escort line from astern, darting in and out as she sank ships up the column.
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