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Under Pressure: The Last Voyage of Submarine S-Five

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Synopsis:

The "S-Five, " the newest of the U.S. Navy's fleet of submarines, was launched on its maiden voyage in August 1920 from Boston, heading for Baltimore. Two days into the trip, a faulty valve leads to the sinking of the "S-Five." This is the incredible true story of heroism, as the sub's captain and crew race against time. 8 pp. photo insert. Index. Notes.

About the Author

A. J. Hill, M.D., Ph.D., formerly an anesthesiologist, a physicist who served in the U.S. Navy, and a research biologist, lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Contents

Prologue
  1. The Beginning
  2. Crash Dive!
  3. On the Bottom
  4. Strategies
  5. Savvy
  6. Vertical World
  7. The E-Two
  8. Second Wind
  9. Drilling
  10. The Alanthus
  11. The Goethals
  12. Aftermath
Epilogue: The S-Five
Appendix A: Nautical Lexicon
Appendix B: Ratings and Ranks in the Navy
Afterword: Author's Note
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743236775
Subtitle:
The Final Voyage of Submarine S-Five
Author:
Hill, A. J.
Author:
Hill, A. J.
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Shipwrecks
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Search and rescue operations
Subject:
Submarine disasters
Copyright:
Series Volume:
EDO-SO-2001-1
Publication Date:
20020806
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.4375 x 5.5 in 15.344 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The "S-Five, " the newest of the U.S. Navy's fleet of submarines, was launched on its maiden voyage in August 1920 from Boston, heading for Baltimore. Two days into the trip, a faulty valve leads to the sinking of the "S-Five." This is the incredible true story of heroism, as the sub's captain and crew race against time. 8 pp. photo insert. Index. Notes.
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