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United States Submarines

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ISBN 10: 0883631032 / ISBN 13: 9780883631034
Published by Universe
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0883631032 2002. 352 pages. Padded boards show some discoloration to the edges, light bumping to corners, spine ends. Spine square. Binding sound. Interior bright, unmarked. Additional shipping may be require to accomodate the large size of this book. (Military overs shelf). Bookseller Inventory # BBS-2004024

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Title: United States Submarines

Publisher: Universe

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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The submarine, first introduced to America’s fleet in 1900, is today a 300-foot-long, 30-foot-wide vessel filled with some of the world’s most sophisticated technology and courageous, skilled, all-volunteer personnel. In each submarine, over 100 crew members work together for months at a time to protect U.S. interests around the world. Written by an outstanding team, United States Submarines contains essays on submarine history and today’s submariners, focusing not only on the subs, torpedoes, and related technologies but especially on the people who make it all work. Full-color and vintage photography, portraits, recruiting posters, and historically inspired paintings complement the riveting text.

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Commander David Hinkle,USN (Ret), graduated with honors from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1954. He was picked by Admiral Rickover for the naval nuclear program in 1958, and served in six submarines and commanded the nuclear attack submarine Pargo. Called Mr. Sonar by contemporaries, he participated in the development and fleet introduction of numerous sonar and weapon systems, launching more than 500 torpedoes, missiles, and rockets. Commander Hinkle was awarded more than 40 medals and commendations for research, development, test and evaluation of submarine sonar, weapon, and fire-control systems.

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