- ISBN/SKU: 9781557505828
- Binding: Paperback and eBook coming soon
- Era: World War II
- Number of Pages: 320
- Subject: U.S. Submarine Service
- Date Available: March 1995
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This vividly detailed account of life aboard U.S. submarines in the Pacific during World War II is told from the perspective of a junior officer. First as an ensign in charge of torpedoes, the author made seven patrols in the USS Sculpin and four more in the USS Pintado. With this book, first published on 1991, he offers an engrossing chronicle of the horror of enemy attacks from air and sea, the frustrations of malfunctioning torpedoes, and the exhilaration of successful sinkings of Japanese naval and merchant ships.
Corwin Mendenhall’s honest and intimate description of his rise from ensign to executive officer to prospective commander at war’s end reveals what it took not only to wear the dolphins of the Navy’s silent service, but to survive its special perils in the greatest naval war in history.