United States Navy Submarines 1900-2019

United States Navy Submarines 1900-2019

by Michael Green


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In 1900 the US Navy took into its first submarine, the Holland VI, into service. With a single torpedo tube, it had a crew of six, weighed 82 tons and traveled submerged at 6.2mph at a depth of up to 75 feet.

Contrast this to the 18 Ohio Class nuclear-powered submarines which entered service in 1981. Weighing 21,000 tons with a crew of 155, its underwater speed is estimated at 30mph at a depth of some 1,000 feet. It carries 16 nuclear warhead ballistic missiles with a range of 4,600 miles.

This latest Images of War title provides a detailed insight into the many US Navy submarine classes. Particularly fascinating is the post Second World War program of nuclear powered submarines stating with the Nautilius and progressing to the Skate, Thresher, Sturgeon, Los Angeles and George Washington. Admiral Hyman G Rickover’s role as Father of the nuclear navy is examined in detail.

This superbly illustrated yet affordable book is a must for all naval enthusiasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526742063
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 12/27/2019
Series: Images of War Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 411,666
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Michael Green is the author of numerous acclaimed books in the Images of War series. He lives in California.

Table of Contents

Preface 5

Acknowledgements 6

Notes to the Reader 7

Chapter 1 The Early Years 9

Chapter 2 Second World War 69

Chapter 3 Cold War Diesel-Electric Submarines 133

Chapter 4 Cold War Nuclear-Powered Submarines 177

Chapter 5 Post-Cold War Submarines 225

Bibliography 234

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