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Under Pressureby A J Hill
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In 1920, one of the American Navy's new-but-untested submarines, the S-Five, was stranded 180 feet beneath the Atlantic. Her electrical system, radio and one of her drive motors were rendered inoperable. She had only forty hours of oxygen left-and her batteries were giving off an asphyxiating cloud of chlorine gas.
How the S-Five's indomitable captain and brave crew worked in near-darkness to save themselves with nothing but hand tools made naval history. An amazing tale of courage, endurance and incredible resourcefulness, Under Pressure is that most remarkable of books-a true story more dramatic than fiction.
Under Pressure is a gripping account of one of only two successful submarine rescues in U.S. Naval history.
The true story of the American Navy's first S-Class submarine. In 1920, the S-Five was flooded with seawater when a crewman failed to close a valve during a crash dive. Submerged 180 feet below the surface, and with only 40 hours of oxygen left, the crew made naval history through their ingenuity and resourcefulness as they raced against time to save themselves.
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Riveting....Hill masterfully interweaves suspense with navy history. (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)
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