This is a story about a secret mission to find a lost Soviet submarine in the great depths of the Pacific Ocean, a mission never acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Defense. Deeply beneath the searching navy of the Soviet Union, the nuclear submarine hunt was so secret that even the men on the vessel never knew the object of their search. The brave exploits of these sailors and their remarkable commanding officer, enduring near-tragedies at sea and nearly-impossible challenges deep under the Pacific, are described by the author who also provides his own personal experiences under the tightest secrecy ever required for a submarine mission. The failures, the near catastrophes, and the challenges are described in personal detail, and the final outcome bringing critical Cold War information to the president of the United States is a saga like none in the annals of submarine exploits.Parts of motors, pumps, and circuits were strewn everywhere. ... off, there was one less thing to learn, and I was one tiny notch farther along the tortuous pathway toward submarine qualifications. ... threw the switch, and there was a brilliant electrical flash with the aquot;clapaquot; noise of current flowing through the circuit breaker.
|Publisher||:||Naval Institute Press - 2015-02-15|