Fatal Dive: Solving the World War II Mystery of the USS Grunion

Fatal Dive: Solving the World War II Mystery of the USS Grunion

by Peter F. Stevens


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ISBN-13: 9781596987678
Publisher: Regnery History
Publication date: 07/30/2012
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Peter F. Stevens, news and features editor of The Boston Irish Reporter, is a veteran journalist with a specialty in historical writing. His work has been published in dozens of magazines, newspapers and syndicated by The New York Times. Stevens is also a two-time winner of the International Regional Magazine Association's Gold Medal for Feature Writing and the award-winning author of The Voyage of the Catalpa - A Perilous Journey and Six Irish Rebels' Escape to Freedom. He currently lives in Boston, MA.

Table of Contents

The Crew of the USS Grunion ix

Prologue xiii

Chapter 1 "We've Got a Target" 1

Chapter 2 An Unconventional Course 7

Chapter 3 The Submariner 17

Chapter 4 "Into the Thick of Things" 27

Chapter 5 Battle Stations 39

Chapter 6 The Enemy Awaiting Them 49

Chapter 7 A Mysterious Message 57

Chapter 8 "As We Waited for the End" 63

Chapter 9 "Missing and Presumed Lost" 73

Chapter 10 Making Do with Less 83

Chapter 11 A Chart, a Clue, and a Chance Meeting 91

Chapter Tweleve Logistics of a Long Shot 99

Chapter 13 "We Haven't Seen the Worst of it Yet" 105

Chapter 14 "That Looks Like a Sub" 115

Chapter 15 "Don't Let Your Desire for This to Be the Right Target Fool You" 127

Chapter 16 By Land, Sea, and Air 135

Chapter 17 "There She Is" 143

Chapter 18 Lost and Found-Again 147

Chapter 19 From Bow to Stern 153

Chapter 20 "They Wanted to Be Found" 165

Epilogue: There One Moment, Gone the Next 169

Appendix 175

Acknowledgements 233

Notes 237

Selected Bibliography 245

Index 249

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Fatal Dive: Solving the World War II Mystery of the U.S.S. Grunion 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Santi79 More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful issue of non-fiction which brings back many memories. I was in my teens when this disaster occurred and it is marvelous that this submarine Commander's three sons, 67 years later, were able to locate the sub in some of the most treacherous waters in the world. The families of all the crew members, officers and enlisted alike, must have been very grateful that this was undertaken and so successfully.
Rackliffe More than 1 year ago
A great book! Who’d have thought there are still exciting, unexplored mysteries from WWII? Peter Stevens has found a fascinating one which he lays out and solves in a “couldn’t put the book down” fashion. My hat is off to him as well as to the Abeles who, against all odds, answer the 60 year old question of what sank the USS Grunion with all hands and even locate the sub itself.