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The USS Swordfish|George J. Billy
The USS Swordfish : The World War II Patrols of the First American Submarine to Sink a Japanese Ship
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Among the more than 260 American submarines that patrolled the Pacific during World War II, the USS Swordfish in 1941 was the first to sink a Japanese armed merchant ship, marking the beginning of the submarine's colorful history. A series of seven commanders led Swordfish's 13 war patrols. Each skipper had a distinct leadership style. Some were successful in sinking enemy ships; others returned to port empty-handed. Yet all patrols risked dangerously close encounters with the enemy and the unforgiving nature of the open sea. Drawing on archival sources and interviews with veteran sailors, this first full-length history of the Swordfish provides detailed accounts of each patrol and covers the mysterious disappearance of the legendary submarine on its final mission.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781476677743
  • ISBN-10: 1476677743
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company
  • Publish Date: November 2019
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.15 pounds
  • Page Count: 234
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP