Where Divers Dare

The Hunt for the Last U-Boat

Author: Randall Peffer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698168968

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5511


In the tradition of Shadow Divers, this is the gripping true account of the search for German U-boat U-550, the last unfound, diveable wreck of a U-boat off the United States coast, and the battle in which it was sunk. On April 16, 1944, the SS Pan Pennsylvania was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-550 off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. In return the sub was driven to the surface with depth charges, and then sent to the bottom of the ocean by three destroyer escorts that were guarding the naval convoy. For more than sixty years the location of the U-boat’s wreck eluded divers. In 2012, a team found it—the last undiscovered U-boat in dive-able waters off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, more than three hundred feet below the surface. This is the story of their twenty-year quest to find this "Holy Grail" of deep-sea diving and their tenacious efforts to dive on this treacherous wreck—and of the stunning clash at sea that sealed its doom and brought the Battle of the Atlantic to America’s doorstep. From the Hardcover edition.

Hunt and Kill

U-505 and the Battle of the Atlantic

Author: Theodore Savas

Publisher: Savas Beatie

ISBN: 1611210011

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 8510


One of WWII's pivotal events was the capture of U-505 on June 4, 1944. The top secret seizure of this massive Type IX submarine provided the Allies with priceless information on German technology and innovation. After the war U-505 was transported to Chicago, where today 1,000,000 visitors a year pass through her at the Museum of Science and Industry. Hunt and Kill offers the first definitive study of U-505. The chapters cover her construction, crew and commanders, combat history, general Type IX operations, naval intelligence, the eight fatal German mistakes that doomed the boat, and her capture, transportation, and restoration for posterity. The contributors to this fascinating volume--a Who's Who of U-boat historians--include: Erich Topp (U-Boat Ace, commander of U-552); Eric Rust (Naval Officers Under Hitler); Timothy Mulligan (Neither Sharks Nor Wolves); Jak Mallman Showell (Hitler's U-boat Bases); Jordan Vause (Wolf); Lawrence Patterson (First U-boat Flotilla); Mark Wise (Enigma and the Battle of the Atlantic); Keith Gill (Curator, Museum of Science and Industry), and Theodore Savas (Silent Hunters; Nazi Millionaries).

The Hunting Submarine

The Fighting Life of HMS Tally-Ho

Author: Ian Trenowden

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1620955695

Category: History

Page: 215

View: 8693


A ripping yarn of the Royal Navy at it's rippingest. HMS Tally-Ho sunk a quarter of the total tonnage of Japanese shipping sunk by British Submarines in the Second World War. Small wonder Ian Trenowden felt that it was a story that needed to be told.

Captains Of War

They Fought Beneath the Sea

Author: Edwyn Gray

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 0850522463

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9376


This book tells the story of captains of submarines and their experiences at war.

No Ordinary War

The Eventful Career of U-604

Author: Christian Prag

Publisher: Naval Inst Press


Category: History

Page: 192

View: 8256


First published in Great Britain in 2009 by Seaforth Publishing.

U-boat Commander

A Periscope View of the Battle of the Atlantic

Author: Peter Erich Cremer

Publisher: Naval Inst Press


Category: Sailors

Page: 244

View: 3176


A true-life war thriller by the famed U-boat ace who presents an authentic view of the notorious wolf packs and their encounters with the Allies.