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Books about our submarine museum boats!
« on: April 10, 2008, 11:37:41 PM »
I'd like to start up an ongoing thread about books on our submarine museum boats.

I know many of them have books written completely about their history or specific missions.  Please list any you know, complete with title, author, and any other information you have.

Some help for you:

Ron Martini's Submarine Book Store
http://www.rontini.com/bookstor.html

Torpedo Junction Submarine and U-Boat Books
http://www.sonic.net/~books/

SubmarineBooks.com
http://www.submarinebooks.com/

Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/

eBay.com
http://www.ebay.com/

There ya go!  Now get to posting about your favorite book(s) written in honor of any of the submarine museum boats!

The list so far:

Cod

24 Torpedoes and 13 Buttons + Other Stories
by Howard B. Dishong
http://www.amazon.com/24-torpedoes-Buttons-Other-Stories/dp/B000K0CJZ4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1211990638&sr=1-1

USS Cod WWII Submarine Memorial Photo Museum Guide
by Randall S. Shoker
http://www.amazon.com/Submarine-Memorial-Photo-Museum-Guide/dp/1930127014/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207917697&sr=1-1

USS Cod (SS-224): American Submarine War Patrol Reports
by J. T. McDaniel
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=1932606041/ronmartinisnavysA/


Drum
The Three Lives of the USS Drum
by Thomas Bowser
http://www.amazon.com/Three-Lives-USS-Drum/dp/098938330X/

Silversides

Silversides
by Robert Trumbull
http://www.sonic.net/~books/

USS Silversides SS236: An illustrated record of Silversides War Patrol Period, December 1941 - August 1945
by Marc Okkonen
http://www.amazon.com/USS-Silversides-SS236-illustrated-December/dp/0966548795/ref=sr_1_26?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207920016&sr=1-26

The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan
by James Scott
http://www.amazon.com/The-War-Below-Submarines-Battled/dp/1439176833/
This book features USS Silversides as well as USS Drum and USS Tang

Cobia

The Blind Fight
by C.M. Stewart
http://www.rontini.com/bookstor.html

Bowfin

The Pearl Harbor Avenger - USS Bowfin
by Dr. Robert Beynon
http://www.sonic.net/~books/

Batfish

Leader Of The Pack: The Fleet Submarine USS Batfish In World War II
by Mark W. Allen
http://www.amazon.com/Leader-Of-The-Pack-Submarine/dp/1450298915/

Batfish, the Champion "Submarine-Killer" Submarine of World War II
by Hughston E. Lowder and Jack Scott
http://www.amazon.com/Batfish-Champion-submarine-killer-Submarine-World/dp/0130665630/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207917325&sr=1-1

In the Course of Duty: The Heroic Mission of the USS Batfish
by Don Keith
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0451216598/ronmartinisnavysA/

Pampanito

USS Pampanito: Killer-Angel
by Gregory F. Michno
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0806132051/ronmartinisnavysA/

Steel Shark in the Pacific : USS Pampanito SS-383
by Walter W. Jaffee
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=1889901164/ronmartinisnavysA/

USS Pampanito: A Submarine and Her Crew
by Carl Nolte
http://www.amazon.com/USS-Pampanito-Submarine-Her-Crew/dp/0971455007/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207918457&sr=1-3

Requin

Rebirth of a Submarine: A history of the USS Requin (SS-481/SSR-481)
by James L. Mandelblatt
http://www.rontini.com/bookstor.html
http://www.geocities.com/uss_requin/book.htm

Albacore

USS Albacore: Forerunner of the Future
by Robert P. Largess and James L. Mandelblatt
http://www.rontini.com/bookstor.html

Nautilus

The Ice Diaries: The True Story of One of Mankind's Greatest Adventures
by Commander William R. Anderson and Don Keith
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0785227598/ronmartinisnavysA/

Nautilus 90 North
by Commander William R. Anderson and Clay Blair
http://www.amazon.com/NAUTILUS-NORTH-COMMANDER-WILLIAM-ANDERSON/dp/B000K0C63O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207919105&sr=1-1

Nautilus SSN 571
by William McNally
http://www.rontini.com/bookstor.html

Blueback

Blueback
by Scott C. S. Stone
http://www.amazon.com/Blueback-Scott-C-S-Stone/dp/1578641047/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1211990986&sr=1-2



and I believe that this book covers just about every submarine museum

Final Patrol: True Stories of World War II Submarines
by Don Keith
http://www.amazon.com/Final-Patrol-Stories-World-Submarines/dp/0451219511/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207919286&sr=1-1
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Re: Books about our submarine museum boats!
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2008, 06:30:06 AM »
We have 2 the first si Americas Sub killer by Lowder.  This wss written by one of the crew members form the boat.  The second is In the Course of Duty by Don Keiths.  Both are good reads..

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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2008, 06:23:33 PM »
I call this my "Manitowoc Bible".  Why? First it was written by a Manitowoc Submarine Commander, secondly it covers the entire Manitowoc story in a single book from the beginnings of the shipyards, details of the consruction of the 28 submarines, transporting them from the Great Lakes to the Gulf, and their war records.  I found that it had more "little known facts than I dreamed possible.  For instance the first sub Peto had the cylinder liners and rod bearings on all four diesel engines replaced while enroute downstream.  I never knew how many time the Peto and other subs were ran aground in the river. I never knew that all 28 subs were towed by the same Tug Boat the "Minnesota" and she was built in 1921 and almost sank on the first trip.  I didn't know the tug pilots operated from  memory, without any maps of the rivers.  I never knew the floating drydock was beached on her first return trip ,and the bow modified by plates and other parts prefabricated at Manitowoc, and shipped by rail to a downstream location.  I never knew the pieriscope and other structure parts that were removed for bridge clearances were hastily reinstalled before reaching New Orleans because of the German propaganda claim that one of their subs was successful going up the Miissisippi River for some distance and the peto had tobe prepared to fight if needed.  I never knew that the subs discovered by accident the fact that radios continued to receive while submerged in Lake Michigan because of the fresh not salt water.  Well that's only a few things in the book.  Because it is so well written both submariners as well as others can understand the text.  Also several nice photographs are included.  Rontini lists the book, and it is offered by phone from the Wisconsin Maritime Museum gift shop  (920) 684 0218

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Re: Books about our submarine museum boats!
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2008, 07:10:32 PM »
DON KEITH HAS A BOOK COMING OUT SOON CALLED THE ICE DIARIES.IT DEALS WITH THE USS NAUTILUS SSN571.WILLIAM ANDERSON NAUTILUS SKIPPER WORKED ON IT WITH HIM AND SADLY PASSED AWAY NOT LONG AFTER IT WAS COMPLETED.

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2008, 07:23:02 PM »
In my previous post  I neglected to mention an important fact about the book.  Admiral Nelson was very adept at inserting liberal amounts of humor in his writings.  That makes it almost impossible to put the book down once you start reading.  Here is an example:  When negotiating a very sharp bend in the river the PETO and drydock  got sideways and ended up 70 yards or so in a farmers corn field. It was there several days tied up to an old willow tree waiting for the water level to drop.  "The farmer in whose corn field the drydock sat, a Mr. Peacock, was reportied as boasting that he was the only farmer in the world that had a submarine in his corn field.  It was rumored that he was charging admission for prople to pass through his property to view the submarine".
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2008, 03:34:40 PM »
In addition to redoing my book on REQUIN, I'm currently in the initial stages of researching the USS CATFISH (SS-339)/ARA SANTA FE (S-21)...

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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2008, 06:22:05 PM »
I have a vet here that attends post 241 that served on the Catfish.  I would be happy to try and get you in contact with him if you would like.

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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2008, 07:43:46 AM »
I have a vet here that attends post 241 that served on the Catfish.  I would be happy to try and get you in contact with him if you would like.

That would be great... email me at ssr481@verizon.net. I've got a lot of material from the Argentinian side of things... especially in 1982.. haven't had a chance to really get into the CATFISH side...

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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2008, 10:23:11 AM »
Jim,

I assume you've talked to Ron Martini already?  I believe he served on the Catfish.

Thanks for joining up by the way.  I'm looking forward to your further input on things.

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Re: Books about our submarine museum boats!
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2008, 11:57:09 AM »
In addition to redoing my book on REQUIN, I'm currently in the initial stages of researching the USS CATFISH (SS-339)/ARA SANTA FE (S-21)...

Here at the USSVI Blueback base we have a retired HMC who qualified on the Catfish in 1960.  Let me know if you want me to get you in touch with him.

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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2008, 03:30:06 PM »
In addition to redoing my book on REQUIN, I'm currently in the initial stages of researching the USS CATFISH (SS-339)/ARA SANTA FE (S-21)...

Here at the USSVI Blueback base we have a retired HMC who qualified on the Catfish in 1960.  Let me know if you want me to get you in touch with him.

Dave

Send him my way... thanks...

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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2008, 03:30:56 PM »
Jim,

I assume you've talked to Ron Martini already?  I believe he served on the Catfish.

Thanks for joining up by the way.  I'm looking forward to your further input on things.

Yup...already in touch with him...and yes, he did qual on CATFISH

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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2008, 12:51:56 AM »
Hey everyone, I just picked up this -so far- really good and informative/historical book. It is called "The Depths Of Courage" by Flint Whitlock and Ron Smith (a WWII subvet) it was published last November. Flint Whitlock is from Denver, Co, I may have to try and contact him. O, by the way, the Batfish is referenced in here, and there are pictures of her galley and crews mess in the book.

Here is the link to the publishers info on the book: http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780425217436,00.html

KOEFV: It says that Clay Deckers stories/ info is in the book.
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"Uncommon Valor Was A Common Virtue" Adm. Nimitz on the Marines at Iwo Jima.

"USS Batfish relentlessly tracked down the enemy and in three separate, brilliantly executed attacks, launched her torpedoes with devastating speed and skill and demolished three Japanese submarines."

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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2008, 02:16:21 PM »
Cool.  Can we get copies of those pics.  We can use all we can get.  Investigate this a little.

Rick

P.S.  I still have nto gotten that money off.  I iwll send it out tomorrow or Tuesday at the lates.     

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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2008, 02:39:00 PM »
This is an after thought.  The Muskogee War Memorail is starting to develope a military library.  Long term is to develope a library of both hard and soft copy books tha twill become available to the public about military history.  The short term goal is to get books and lots of them.  We currently have a large number of good sub books.  I cannot give titles or numbers at this time and that has not bee cataloged.   We are still trying to get the front of the house cleaned up.   

Send any extra copies our way.  We would love to have them.

Rick