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Gallant lady : a biography of the USS Archerfish

Author: Don Keith; Ken Henry
Publisher: New York : Forge, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"She looked like just about every other diesel-powered, Balao-class submarine crafted in the '40s. But there the similarity ends. Because the Archerfish - named for a fish that kills its victims with a lethal blast of water from below - won a unique, heroic place in military history and the memories of her crew members." "Here is her story: from her assembly in New England, her dedication in May 1943, her service in
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Keith; Ken Henry
ISBN: 0765305682 9780765305688
OCLC Number: 54029219
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: First commission: 4 September 1943 --
12 June 1946. Good scotch and cigarettes --
Down the Piscataqua --
Croaking fish and the Formosa Straits --
Aggressive spirit --
"O-Boat Joe" and Shinano --
"Tokyo Bay Joy Juice" --
Second commission: 7 March 1952 --
21 October 1955. The door to Hades --
The big ditch --
Gitmo and guerrillas --
The projector --
Third commission: The Key West years, 1 July 1957 --
22 January 1960. Pink submarine --
From the bottom --
SS to AGSS --
Operation Sea Scan, 23 January 1960 --
1 May 1968. A sailor's dream cruise --
Kenny Woods and his sixty thieves --
Last chance --
Ava and icebergs --
To the Northwest passage --
A goat in the engine room --
"Is this all there is?" --
Rickshaw races and Suzie Wong --
"Land of a thousand wives" --
Tsunamis and seasickness --
The praise of an admiral --
Earthquakes and war zones --
What the Japanese could not do.
Responsibility: Don Keith and Ken Henry.
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"She looked like just about every other diesel-powered, Balao-class submarine crafted in the '40s. But there the similarity ends. Because the Archerfish - named for a fish that kills its victims with a lethal blast of water from below - won a unique, heroic place in military history and the memories of her crew members." "Here is her story: from her assembly in New England, her dedication in May 1943, her service in World War II, where she broke the back of the Japanese Navy and sank the largest ship ever destroyed by a submarine, to the details of her critical role in the cold war, where she crisscrossed the oceans for six years to foil Soviet naval intelligence."

"Here too is the story of her officers and enlisted men, who waited years to serve on the Archerfish. In their own words, these men tell how, against all odds, they sent a Japanese aircraft carrier to the ocean floor ... served in peacetime as the Navy's only all-bachelor crew ... steered their ship into exotic ports all over the world ... welcomed B-girls, Japanese war veterans, royalty, Playboy bunnies, and a goat aboard their ship - all with equal hospitality. As they helped their sub outlast fires and even an earthquake, they worked hard, played hard, and lived even harder."--Jacket.

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