Death of the USS Thresher: The Story Behind History's by Norman Polmar

By Norman Polmar

On the morning of April 10, 1963, the world's so much complicated submarine used to be on a try dive off the hot England coast while she despatched a message to a help send 1000 toes above her at the floor: experiencing minor challenge . . . have optimistic attitude . . . trying to blow . . . Then got here the sounds of air stressed and a garbled message: . . . try intensity . . . Last got here the eerie sounds that skilled military males knew from international warfare II: the sounds of a submarine breaking apart and booths collapsing.When she first went to sea in April of 1961, the U.S. nuclear submarine Thresher was once the main complex submarine at sea, outfitted particularly to seek and kill Soviet submarines. within the loss of life of the USS Thresher, popular naval and intelligence advisor Norman Polmar recounts the dramatic conditions surrounding her implosion, which killed all 129 males on board, in history's first lack of a nuclear submarine. This revised variation of Polmar's 1964 vintage is predicated on interviews with the Thresher's first command officer, different submarine officials, and the designers of the submarine. Polmar offers lately declassified information regarding the submarine, and relates the loss to next U.S. and Soviet nuclear submarine sinkings, in addition to to the break out and rescue platforms built by means of the army within the aftermath of the catastrophe. The demise of the USS Thresher is a must-read for the legions of enthusiasts who loved the past due Peter Maas's manhattan occasions best-seller The negative Hours.

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