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GALLANT LADY: A Biography of the U.S.S. Archerfish
She looked just about like
all the other
diesel powered, Balao-class U.S. submarines crafted in the 1940s.
But there the similarity ends. Because the Archerfish won a unique,
heroic place in military history and the memories of her crew
members. Here is her story: from her assembly in New England, her
service in World War II, where she broke the back of the Japanese
Navy and sank the Japanese super aircraft carrier Shinano, the
largest ship ever sunk by a submarine ..... to the details of her
critical role in the Cold War, crisscrossing the oceans for six years
to foil Soviet naval intelligence. Written by crewmember Ken Henry,
an extraordinary real-life odyssey, Archerfish is a vivid,
unforgettable portrait of submariners' life. 16 pages of photos, 352
pages. 1st edition hardback. By special arrangement now available
ONLY from TORPEDO JUNCTION - Presentation copy Autographed by the
Author and USS Archerfish crewmember, Ken Henry. NEW condition hardback.
U.S. Navy THE FLEET TYPE SUBMARINE - NavPers 16160 Manual Restricted June 1946
This is the newly
published reproduction facsimile copy of the official "Restricted
Training Manual" originally produced by the U.S. Navy in 1946.
Declassified some years back, original copies can sell for as much as
$600, presuming you can find one. Although some of the book has been
reformatted, and the color fold out images have been reduced to fit
on a normal page and reproduced in black and white, all of the
original content is preserved. Large 8.5" x 11" soft cover pictorial
format, photos and illustrations, comprehensive technical system
schematics, plans, charts, tables, 28 detailed technical hull and
superstructure cross sections, cutaways, diagrams and drawings, 224
pages. NEW condition. $25
THE PEARL HARBOR AVENGER - U.S.S. Bowfin
Written by crewmember Dr.
Robert Beynon this book covers the war patrols of one of the most
successful U.S. Submarines of World War Two, U.S.S. Bowfin SS-287.
This comprehensive well researched book also includes chapters on
many other aspects of the "U.S. Silent Service" during WWII: 1) The
American Submarine; 2) Commissioning; 3) Captains, Skippers, "The
Old Man"; 4) Who was the Submarine Sailor?; 5) The Torpedo
Disgrace; 6) Nine War Patrols; 7) Sea of Japan; 8) Special
Missions; 9) Medal of Honors; 10) Naval Squabbles; 11) Post War;
12) Bowfin Sailors Respond; 13) Sailor... "Rest Your Oar"; 14) The
Silent Service... Little Known Facts. Photos, patrol maps, diagrams,
glossary, index, 298 pages. By exclusive arrangement now available
ONLY from TORPEDO JUNCTION - Presentation copy Autographed by the
Author and USS Bowfin crewmember, Dr. Robert Beynon. 1st edition.
Extra Large 6" x 9.25" Trade Paperback. NEW condition.
GERMANY'S U-85 - A SHADOW IN THE SEA: A Diver's Reflections
For anyone who
enjoys U-boat history and
wreck diving here's a fascinating look at the story of U-85, her
captain and crew, and the diving and adventure that have followed.
U-85 was sunk April 14, 1942 by the U.S.S. Roper 15 miles northeast
of Oregon Inlet North Carolina. The author has made over 500 dives
on the U-85 over the last 20 years and has done extensive research in
its history from the time its keel was laid, until it became the
first German U-boat engaged on the surface by U.S. Navy warships
during World War Two. Large format hard cover, 99 photos, both color
and archival b+w of the U-boat and crew, many drawings and diagrams,
96 pages. 1st edition hardback. By special arrangement now
available ONLY from TORPEDO JUNCTION - Presentation copy Autographed
by the Author, Jim Bunch. NEW condition hardback. $25
The story of U.S.S.
Silversides SS 236, one of the top scoring U.S. combat submarines in
the Pacific sinking 31 enemy ships of 100,685 tons. Interviews with
the crew and compiled from patrol reports. Patrol photos, sinking
and tonnage chart, 217 pages. Reprint of the scarce classic 1945
edition. NEW condition hardback. $25
Fluckey, RAdm. Eugene B. THUNDER BELOW! - The U.S.S. Barb Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II Univ. of Illinois 1992
Fluckey's story of his five
patrols in command of the Barb, for one of which he was awarded the
Congressional Medal of Honor. U.S.S. Barb SS 220 sank the greatest
tonnage of any American submarine in World War II and forever changed
the way submarines stalk and kill their prey. Large hardback, blue cloth
w/gold stamped spine, 54 photos and illustrations, 6 track charts,
endpaper maps, app., index, 444 pages. Presentation copy Autographed
by the Author, winner of four Navy Crosses and the CONGRESSIONAL
MEDAL of HONOR, RAdm. GENE FLUCKEY $65
MARU KILLER: The War Patrols of the U.S.S. Seahorse Seahorse 1996
of one of America's most effective World War Two undersea raiders as
told by the men who lived the events. U.S.S. Seahorse SS-304 wreaked
havoc on her enemy's navy and merchant marine, sending 24 ships to
the bottom. Her legendary skipper, Slade Cutter, ranked 2nd among
all U.S. submarine commanders in numbers of enemy ships sunk. 31
photos, 5 charts, 224 pages. NOTE: This is not that low quality
imitation paperback reprint! This is the Scarce - Privately
Published by the crewmembers of USS Seahorse! Limited 1st Edition,
ONLY 1000 hardback copies printed! Out-of-print since 1996.
WAR PATROLS OF THE USS FLASHER: The True Story of One of America's Greatest Submarines Professional Press 1994
U.S.S. Flasher SS-249 with
it's two daring skippers holds the record as officially credited with
sinking the most Japanese enemy shipping in World War II. This book
has been endorsed by Capt. Edward Beach, Adm. I. J. Galantin and
Cmdr. John D. Alden. 80 photographs, charts and line drawings, bound
in embossed simulated leather with full-color dust jacket, fully
indexed with bibliography, 465 pages. Privately Published. Limited
1st Hardback Edition. Out-of-print since 1994. By special
arrangement now available ONLY from TORPEDO JUNCTION - Autographed by
the Author. NEW condition. $85
UNITED STATES SUBMARINES Sponsored by Sonalysts and the Naval Submarine League 2002
The United States Submarine Force is celebrated for
the first time in a definitive, magnificently illustrated,
large-format book published with the Naval Submarine League.
Thoughtful incorporation of full-color and vintage photography,
portraits, recruiting posters, and historically inspired paintings
complements the text. Chapters include: Chronology, First Skipper,
Holland, Early Days, Trouble Below, Sub Ops in WW2, America's
victorious Submarines of WWII, Uncommon Valor, Post WW11, Rickover,
Cold War Retrospective, Cold War Submarine Confrontations, Submarines
in Deterrence, SSN's, Life on Board, History of SubSchool, Insignia,
Museums, Science and Exploration and the Future. Comprehensive
reference. Extra large 10.5" X 14" pictorial format, 100's of high
quality color and b+w glossy photos and illustrations, blue padded
leatherette cloth, gilt titled cover and spine, United States
Submarines seal in full embossed reproduction on the front panel, 352
pages. Out of Print since 2002. NEW condition copies in stock.
Rossler, Eberhard THE U-BOAT: The Evolution and Technical History of German Submarines Cassell 2001
A massive and
authoritative history of the planning, design, and construction of
the German submarine force from the experimental types of the 19th
century, through two world wars, to the modern submarines of the
German Federal Navy. Describes every class of U-boat that entered
service as well as many of the experimental craft that were still in
development at the end of WWII. Comprehensive and long considered to
be the definitive reference to German U boat design and development.
Large 10" x 10" format, photos, line drawings, diagrams, deck plans,
60+ data tabulations, charts, app., 384 pages. Revised and updated
edition - Out of Print since 2001. We have a few copies left in
stock in NEW condition hardback. $85
Stern, Robert TYPE VII U BOATS Brockhampton 1998
This study of the Type VII
U-Boat, as a weapon of war as well as a carrier of firepower, offers
an extensive technical history as well as fascinating narrative
accounts by the men who operated these Uboats during World War Two.
Covers design, construction, general arrangement, hull structure,
armament, fire control, modifications, operational history, and more.
Comprehensive. 160 photos, 10 line drawings, 160 pages. NEW
condition hardback. $30
Blair, Clay Jr. HITLER'S U-BOAT WAR-Volume Two: The Hunted, 1942-1945 Random 1998
Part two of the two-volume set which covers the period
when the German Navy suffered its most devastating defeats. The
author waited until the secret WWII code-breaking and U-Boat records
were released to write the most thorough and truthful account of the
Battle of the Atlantic. Describes in detail all major patrols and
sorties, futile operations against the Americans, and the
demoralizing losses that in effect destroyed their submarine service.
40+ photos, 13 tables, app., 909 pages. Out of Print since 1998.
This is the scarce Volume Two of the set. We have a few copies left
in stock in NEW condition hardback. $45
Wynn, Kenneth U-BOAT OPERATIONS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR - Volume 1: Career Histories, U1 - U510 - Volume 2: Career Histories, U511 -UIT25 Caxton Editions 2003
These two volumes cover
the career histories of all the U-boats that saw action in World War
II. Ten years of research from both primary and secondary sources
has ensured both the accuracy and remarkable detail of the material.
Some 1,200 vessels are covered. A source for every aspect of a
boat's activities, from the laying of the keel to her ultimate fate.
All sailings by U boats are separately listed and numbered. Each
entry gives locations and dates of units a boat served, with her
commanders, the number of patrols undertaken, ships sunk along with
names of vessels and locations, incidents of note, refueling by
U-tankers and supply ships, attacks onshipping, survivors picked up,
and finally, the ultimate fate. Extensive appendixes allow easy
cross-referencing and contain the Uboat groups from 1940-1945, the
Allied warships sunk, the merchant ships sunk, warships, merchant
ships, and Allied air force units mentioned in the text as well as
Deutches Feldpost numbers. This comprehensive work will allow the
reader to know where any U boat was at any time during the war and in
what activities it was engaged. A definitive reference for all those
interested in World War II naval operations and an important
reference for anyone with a special interest in U-boat operations.
Large 8 1/2 x 12 format, maps, app., Vol 1, 362 pages; Vol. 2, 312
pages. Out of Print since 2003. The 2 volume hardback set in NEW condition.
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