Submarine Commander: A Story of World War II and Korea

Submarine Commander: A Story of World War II and Korea

by Paul R. Schratz
4.0 1

NOOK Book(eBook)

$14.49 $24.99 Save 42% Current price is $14.49, Original price is $24.99. You Save 42%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Overview

Submarine Commander: A Story of World War II and Korea by Paul R. Schratz

A fascinating personal memoir of underwater combat in World War II, told by a man who played a major role in those dangerous operations. Frank and beautifully written, Submarine Commander's breezy style and irrepressible humor place it in a class by itself. This book will be of lasting value as a submarine history by an expert and as an enduring military and political analysis. In early 1943 the submarine USS Scorpion, with Paul R. Schratz as torpedo officer, slipped into the shallow waters east of Tokyo, laid a minefield, and made successful torpedo attacks on merchant shipping. Schratz participated in many more patrols in heavily mined Japanese waters as executive officer of the Sterlet and the Atule. At war's end he participated in the Japanese surrender, aided the release of American POWs, and had a key role in the disarming of enemy suicide submarines. He then took command of the revolutionary new Japanese submarine I-203 and returned it to Pearl Harbor. But this was far from the end of Schratz's submarine career. In 1949 he commissioned the ultramodern USS Pickerel, the most deadly submarine then afloat, and set a world's record in a 21-day, 5,200-mile submerged passage from Hong Kong to Honolulu. With the outbreak of the Korean War, the Pickerel was immediately sent to Korea to participate in secret intelligence operations only recently declassified and never before revealed in print. Schratz's broad military experience makes this a far from ordinary memoir.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813143620
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 07/18/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 340
Sales rank: 320,850
File size: 2 MB

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Submarine Commander: A Story of World War II and Korea 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Covers history of the early Cold War. Great tellling of the submarine operations in the Pacific during World War II. Wish he had written more...