U-boat Assault on America: The Eastern Seaboard Campaign 1942

U-boat Assault on America: The Eastern Seaboard Campaign 1942

by Ken Brown


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The "Second Happy Time" was the informal name given to the phase of the battle of the Atlantic when German U-boats attacked both merchant and U.S. naval vessels along America's east coast. With tankers burning and petrol rationing in New York City, the U.S. Navy seemed powerless to stop the deprivations of Hitler's marauding U-boats.

Ken Brown seeks to explain how the United States responded to these deadly assaults and looks at the steps that the Navy Department took to train the men, harness the scientists, and make the organizational changes that were required to defeat the German threat.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473887282
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 11/15/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,014,560
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

KEN BROWN has had a long fascination with naval history and has been conducting research on U-boats off the east coast of the United States for more than three years. He has published several articles in World at War magazine.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vi

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction xi

1 Navy Bureaucracy and the Development of Doctrine 1

2 Atlantic War Mobilisation 18

3 Rearmament: The Navy and Public Relief 41

4 Submarine Warfare in the First World War 58

5 Diplomacy and Submarine Development Between the Wars 77

6 New York City Enters the War 97

7 Replacing the Losses to the Merchant Marine 120

8 The Kriegsmarine at War 134

9 Operation Drumbeat 155

Appendix: Adolphus Andrews 185

Notes 188

Bibliography 197

Index 203

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