The Resource Splinter Fleet : the Wooden Subchasers Of World War Ii, Theodore Treadwell

Splinter Fleet : the Wooden Subchasers Of World War Ii, Theodore Treadwell

Label
Splinter Fleet : the Wooden Subchasers Of World War Ii
Title
Splinter Fleet
Title remainder
the Wooden Subchasers Of World War Ii
Statement of responsibility
Theodore Treadwell
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Hastily built at the onset of World War II to stop German U-boats from taking their toll on Allied shipping, the 110-foot wooden subchasers were the smallest commissioned warships in the U.S. Navy yet they saw as much action as ships ten times their size. In every theater of war these "expendable" work-horses of the fleet escorted countless convoys of slow-moving ships through submarine-infested waters, conducted endless mind-numbing anti-submarine patrols, and were used in hundreds of amphibious operations. Some subchasers worked as gunboats to search for and destroy enemy barges. Others rescued downed airmen and retrieved drowning soldiers under heavy enemy fire. During the German occupation of Norway, three American-built subchasers and their Norwegian crews came to be known as "The Shetlands Bus" for their clandestine work as ferries'the only link between Norway and the free world. This book, written by the commander of one of the subchasers, defines their place in naval history and gives readers a taste of life aboard the wooden warships. Ringing with authenticity, it describes the cramped quarters and unforgiving seas as well as the tenacious courage and close bonds formed by the men as they sought out the enemy and confronted nature. Long overshadowed by the larger, faster warships and more glamorous PT boats of World War II, subchasers, until now, have been mostly forgotten. This work restores the plucky little ships to their hard-earned status as significant members of the fleet
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
940.5451
Index
no index present
LC call number
D783
LC item number
.T743 2014
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Splinter Fleet : the Wooden Subchasers Of World War Ii, Theodore Treadwell
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Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 18, 2016)
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947057111
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612513645
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00649512
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not applicable
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.b30896587
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)947057111
  • pebc1612513646

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