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Recounts the efforts of a U.S. Navy submarine to find a Russian nuclear sub that had been lost in the North Pacific
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Spy Sub is the tale of a top-secret submarine named Halibut that lowered miles and miles of special cable along the bottom of the Pacific Ocean in order to investigate a sunken Soviet sub. The mission was such a success that the Halibut itself received a Presidential medal in a secret ceremony. It's a true story, even the part about the sub getting a medal. Roger C. Dunham, a nuclear-reactor operator on board the Halibut during the mission, provides a firsthand account of an aspect of Cold War espionage that has only recently begun to surface. To this day, the Pentagon refuses to acknowledge such missions, in all likelihood because they are still goingFrom the Back Cover:
"The book bristles with the excitement of the chase." -- The New York Times Book Review
"Would-be Captain Nemos and other fans of undersea adventure will enjoy this vigorous memoir." -- Publishers Weekly
Spy Sub is the acclaimed story of the secret mission by the American nuclear submarine, code named USS Viperfish, to find a lost Soviet submarine armed with nuclear missiles in the great depths of the Pacific Ocean. This story is based on true events that remain classified by the U.S. Department of Defense, nearly 50 years after the search. Moving silently beneath the Soviet ships prowling on the surface, the Viperfish hunt was so secretive that even the men on the vessel never knew the object of their search. The brave exploits of these sailors and their commanding officer recount one of the greatest undersea searches in naval history. The failures, the near-catastrophes, and the challenges are described in personal detail and their final success earned them the highest award for a submarine crew, the Presidential Unit Citation. The story of how these men brought critical intelligence information to President Lyndon Johnson is a saga like none other in the annals of submarine exploits.
Roger C. Dunham, M.D. served as a nuclear reactor operator in the U.S. Navy's Submarine Service during the 1960's. Following his honorable discharge in 1969, he earned a medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine.
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Book Description Naval Institute Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1557501785
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