Pigboat 39 : An American Sub Goes to War.
By: Gugliotta, Bobette.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2014Description: 1 online resource (266 p.).ISBN: 9780813146317 (electronic bk.); 0813146313 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): S-39 (Submarine) | World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- SubmarineAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Pigboat 39 : An American Sub Goes to WarDDC classification: 940.54/51 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Pigboat 39; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; 1. Mabuhay!; 2. The Very Far East; 3. Last Times; 4. War Games; 5. First Blood; 6. The Vagabonds; 7. Dutch Treat; 8. Retreat with Honor; 9. A Hard Act to Follow; 10. Sailor Rest Your Oar; Afterword; Bibliography; Index
"" Constructed in 1923, the American submarine S39 was practically an antique when the Japanese struck Pearl Harbor. With defective torpedoes, a semi-trained crew, and a primitive ventilation system (hence the nickname), she nevertheless sank two enemy vessels and eluded pursuit to fight again in the Solomons. This is the little-known story of how an unprepared navy fought with what it had until the tide could be turned. Bobette Gugliotta was one of the S-39 wives. With the technical assistance of her husband, Guy, an officer who served on three of the S-class boats during the war, she pres.