span A must read for submarine buffs On the morning of April 10, 1963, the worlds most advanced submarine was on a test dive off the New England coast when she sent a message to a support ship a thousand feet above her on the surface experiencing minor problem have positive angle attempting to blow Then came the sounds of air under pressure and a garbled message test depth Last came the eerie sounds that experienced navy men knew from World War II the sounds of a submarine breaking up and compartments collapsing When she first went to sea in April of 1961, the U.S nuclear submarine Thresher was the most advanced submarine at sea, built specifically to hunt and kill Soviet submarines In The Death of the USS Thresher, renowned naval and intelligence consultant Norman Polmar recounts the dramatic circumstances surrounding her implosion, which killed all 129 men on board, in historys first loss of a nuclear submarine....
|Title||:||The Death of the USS Thresher: The Story Behind History's Deadliest Submarine Disaster|
|Publisher||:||Lyons Press 1 edition December 1, 2017|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
|File Size||:||978 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Death of the USS Thresher: The Story Behind History's Deadliest Submarine Disaster Reviews
This book is deeply disappointing. It has no notes, no index, and no bibliography. It also (obviously) fails to mention the results of the 1985 Argo search results of USS Thresher and Scorpion. Yes, this initial publication date is 1964, but it was updated in 2001 (this is how discussion of later sub losses came to be included).
Polmar does an excellent job of collecting all relevant data on the Thresher and building a picture of this ship and crew. What was of particular interest is the history of the ship prior to it coming to the forefront after its loss. I clearly remember the suspense of the time that I listened to any piece of news I could about the sinking. I never knew of the ship prior to that day. This book does an excellent job of filling in those holes.
While serving onboard the USS Bluefish I would never think of a submarine disaster and certainly not read about one. I’m glad I have read this book. I can relate to it in many ways.
As an ex-submarine sailor in the 70's, listened to many, many rumors of how this boat and the Scorpion went down. Never really determined what actually caused the boat to sink, but do agree with the conjecture.
It was an interesting read. My only complaint is I wish they had more photo's or diagrams of the wreckage.
Sad road to deep sea submarine history. Breakdown of events. Construction history as well. Good read.
Very well researched, but nothing new regarding the tragic loss of the Thresher.
The boat went down when I was a kid and I remember the event vividly. Of course, I never knew what had happened. Polmar's account makes for very absorbing and, ultimately, sobering reading. I am astounded that there was a hint of sabotage in the case that seems to have never been pursued. At the height (it seemed) of the Cold War. This is an excellent, gripping history, and if you don't know the Thresher's story, you will get it in a highly professional manner here.