Pushing the Limits

Pushing the Limits

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Vice Admiral Allan Rockwell McCann left no reminiscences that might reveal a deeper sense of his extraordinary service, but naval historian Carl LaVO has filled that void by writing this revealing--and often inspiring--biography. Among McCann's many accomplishments: Served as liaison officer for the modification of the antiquated O-12 submarine into the privately-leased Nautilus that made the first attempt to sail beneath the Arctic ice shelf in 1931; pioneered the McCann Submarine Rescue Chamber; directed fire from the sub tender Pelias at Japanese aircraft attacking Pearl Harbor; commanded the battleship Iowa during the Battle of Leyte Gulf; was Chief of Staff of the Navy's 10th Fleet that stymied a last ditch effort to attack North America via U-boats; headed the Navy task force that transported President Truman to the Potsdam conference; and as ComSubPac was aboard the first submarine to navigate under the polar ice in 1947. This book is an overdue appreciation of a significant admiral who has been all but ignored in naval history.U.S. Government Manual 1945, 1st ed. Transcribed by Patrick ... Accessed 2 May 2012. http://library.osu.edu/sites/exhibits/ nautilus. Patterson ... Military.com. Last modified 2000. http://www.military.com/content/MoreContent?file=PRtorpedo.

Title:Pushing the Limits
Author:Carl LaVO
Publisher:Naval Institute Press - 2013


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