In The Search for the Japanese Fleet, David W. Jourdan, one of the worldas experts in undersea exploration, reconstructs the critical role one submarine played in the Battle of Midway, considered to be the turning point of the war in the Pacific. In the direct line of fire during this battle was one of the oldest boats in the navy, USS Nautilus. The actions of Lt. Cdr. William Brockman and his ninety-three-man crew during an eight-hour period rank among the most important submarine contributions to the most decisive engagement in U.S. Navy history. Fifty-seven years later, Jourdanas team of deep-sea explorers set out to discover the history of the Battle of Midway and find the ships that the Allied fleet sank. Key to the mystery was Nautilus and its underwater exploits. Relying on logs, diaries, chronologies, manuals, sound recordings, and interviews with veterans of the battle, including men who spent most of June 4, 1942, in the submarine conning tower, the story breathes new life into the history of this epic engagement. Woven into the tale of World War II is the modern drama of deep-sea discovery, as explorers deploy new technology three miles beneath the ocean surface to uncover history and commemorate fallen heroes.USS Nautilus and the Battle of Midway David W. Jourdan ... In a February 2000 telephone interview and a March 2002 letter, Red Porterfield recalled the hot run of the deck torpedo and what ... The torpedo tube section of the World War II submarine manual says there was a atriggera mechanism on the torpedo that, whenanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Search for the Japanese Fleet|
|Author||:||David W. Jourdan|
|Publisher||:||U of Nebraska Press - 2015-06-15|