Nothing Friendly in the Vicinity: My Patrols on the Submarine USS Guardfish during World War II

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"Claude C. Connor weaves a tale of his World War II experiences in the Pacific aboard the USS Guardfish, one of the Navy's top-scoring submarines. This documented memoir chronicles the submarine's Hollywood-like war actions, including her perilous forays into Japanese-controlled harbors and her daring rescue of personnel from a Japanese-held island as well as a dramatic struggle with the near-catastrophic flooding of Guardfish's conning tower, numerous depth-charge attacks, and much more." Tragically, the Guardfish was also the only submarine to sink another American warship in a little-known friendly-fire accident against the USS Extractor. This book includes rare firsthand accounts by a dozen Extractor survivors. They offer descriptions of their encounter with the submarine, the sinking of their ship, their rescue, and their subsequent treatment by Navy officials. Conner, a radar technician aboard the Guardfish, examines the chain of events the led to the sinking and presents details of the Court of Inquiry that followed, including his testimony as an eyewitness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591141303
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Series: Bluejacket Books
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 246
  • Sales rank: 797,714
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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