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By Norman Polmar

ISBN-10: 0762766131

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At the morning of April 10, 1963, the world's so much complicated submarine used to be on a try out dive off the hot England coast whilst she despatched a message to a aid send one thousand ft 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 out intensity . . . final got here the eerie sounds that skilled military males knew from global battle II: the sounds of a submarine breaking apart and cubicles 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, equipped particularly to seek and kill Soviet submarines. within the demise of the USS Thresher, well known naval and intelligence advisor Norman Polmar recounts the dramatic situations surrounding her implosion, which killed all 129 males on board, in history's first lack of a nuclear submarine. This revised version 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 constructed through the military within the aftermath of the catastrophe. The loss of life of the USS Thresher is a must-read for the legions of enthusiasts who loved the past due Peter Maas's long island occasions best-seller The bad Hours.

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