Red Scorpion: The War Patrols of the USS Rasher

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The USS Rasher had an extraordinary record in World War II: she sank 18 enemy ships and destroyed 99,901 tons--the second highest tonnage of the war. Her fifth war patrol is the stuff of legends. In August 1944 during a single night surface attack on a Japanese convoy off the Philippines, she sank the escort carrier Taiyo and three marus, and later during that same patrol she sank another ship. Reading more like a novel than an operational history, this book covers all aspects of the Rasher's combat history in a way that both the general reader and veteran submariner will appreciate.

Author Peter Sasgen is the son of a Rasher crew member, and from his father's perspective he follows the sub from the builder's way through eight action-packed patrols to war's end. His richly detailed descriptions of submarine operations include lively commentary by former shipmates and excerpts from patrol reports along with a close examination of patrol procedures, communications, life guarding, and other topics rarely covered in such detail. Sasgen also explores the essence of submarine combat--aggressive leadership--and its role in the Rasher's success.

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Peter T. Sasgen is a graphic designer and photographer.

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"'A fine adventure story and well told. Mr. Sasgen has added another worthy chapter to the history of a too long' "silent service".' - Submarine Review; 'A thoroughly researched book... Sasgen has cut to the quick, and his narrative, though detailed, is not overbearing.' --Associated Press

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