Wahoo: The Patrols of America's Most Famous World War II Submarine [NOOK Book]

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The USS Wahoo's performance in sinking Japanese ships in the farthest reaches of the empire is legendary.


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Wahoo: The Patrols of America's Most Famous World War II Submarine

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Overview

The USS Wahoo's performance in sinking Japanese ships in the farthest reaches of the empire is legendary.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307548849
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/11/2009
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 372
  • Sales rank: 172,332
  • File size: 7 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Letter from Author
Sailing Lists
Prologue 1
Pt. 1 Mare Island to Pearl Harbor 5
Pt. 2 First Patrol: In the Carolines 25
Pt. 3 Second Patrol: In the Solomons 63
Pt. 4 Third Patrol: Brisbane to Palau and Pearl 109
Pt. 5 Fourth Patrol: The East China and Yellow Seas 173
Pt. 6 Fifth Patrol: The Kurils and Honshu 243
Pt. 7 Sixth and Seventh Patrols: The Sea of Japan 279
Epilogue 331
Glossary 337
Index 343
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Zack

    Who here watched UVA beat Pitt at home??? What a game!!! Buzzer-beater by Malcolm Brogdon!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Wahoos!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    Highly recommended

    The patrols of the US Submarine "Wahoo" as told by her executive officer.
    After a rocky start with a timid commander, Dudley "Mush" Morton became her skipper and with Dick O'Kane as executive officer the boat became legendary for finding and sinking Japanese shipping during WWII.
    O'KANE has a writing style that is easy to read and he captures the essence of life aboard a submarine very well.
    The last two patrols were written based on research by the author because he was transferred to a new sub which he commanded.
    A great book if you like submarines.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2011

    A great memoir by the grand master himself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2000

    An excellent insight into WWII sub warfare

    This is the companion book to 'Clear The Bridge', also by Dick O'Kane. O'Kane is an excellent writer, and captures the essence of life, and war, aboard a US WWII submarine. In 'Wahoo' you get the perspective from the point of view of the Executive Officer (2nd in command), under multiple Captains. The book is written like you're O'Kane's best friend and have come along for the trip. O'Kane was given his own command - the USS Tang - later on in the war. The story doesn't end with the end of this book, but continues on in 'Clear The Bridge'. I have to say that 'Wahoo' is the second-best sub warfare book I've ever read (and I pretty much have them all), only because I like 'Clear The Bridge' a *tiny* bit better. Read them both, and you won't have to choose! There is some irony in the stories of both these ships, though. Both were lost on patrol from the same cause: A faulty torpedo circling back to hit the sub it was fired from......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2000

    Yahoo for the WAHOO

    This is the first WWII book I read. I found it fascinating, informative and a great story. I finished the book feeling like I knew the crew, the skipper ('Mush' Morton') and the author Richard Kane. The problems with the torpedoes is a problem spoken of in other WWII submarine books I subsequently read. To be in the middle of a large ocean, to fire your torpedo and watch it come back at you must have been terrible. This book puts the reader's eye square on the periscope. Read and enjoy, I urge it.

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