Back from the Deep: The Strange Story of the Sister Subs Squalus and Sculpin (Paperback)Carl Lavo (author)
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Carl LaVO skillfully weaves together the tragic loss of the Sculpin to a Japanese destroyer with the frenetic wrath of its sister sub. Their intertwined fates come to an eerie climax as the Sailfish unleashes a ten-hour attack on the Japanese aircraft carrier Chuyo amid a raging typhoon, unwittingly killing twenty-two of the forty-three Americans captured from the sunken Sculpin. The saga comes to a close with a moving description of the surviving Sculpin crewmen as they face incredible hardship, torture, and disease as POWs in Japan.
This book is certain to instil a renewed appreciation for the intrepid men and stealthy boats that were the soul of the Pacific campaign's silent service.
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 150 x 227 x 16 mm