Fatal dive: solving the World War II mystery of the USS Grunion

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Fatal Dive: Solving the World War II Mystery of the USS Grunion by Peter F. Stevens reveals the incredible true story of the search for and discovery of the USS Grunion. Discovered in 2006 after a decades-long, high-risk search by the Abele brothers-whose father commanded the submarine and met his untimely death aboard it-one question remained: what sank the USS Grunion? Was it a round from a Japanese ship, a catastrophic mechanical failure, or something else-one of the sub's own torpedoes? For almost half the war, submarine skippers' complaints about the MK 14 torpedo's dangerous flaws were ignored by naval brass, who sent the subs out with the defective weapon. Fatal Dive is the first book that documents the entire saga of the ship and its crew and provides compelling evidence that the Grunion was a victim of "The Great Torpedo Scandal of 1941-43." Fatal Dive finally lays to rest one of World War II's greatest mysteries.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Grunion (Submarine), HISTORY / Military / World War II, Kiska Island Region (Alaska) -- Antiquities, Underwater exploration -- Alaska -- Kiska Island Region, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Submarine, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American
title_display Fatal dive : solving the World War II mystery of the USS Grunion
title_full Fatal Dive Solving the World War II Mystery of the USS Grunion, Fatal dive : [solving the World War II mystery of the USS Grunion] [electronic resource] Stevens, Peter F., 1955-, Fatal dive : solving the World War II mystery of the USS Grunion / by Peter F. Stevens, Fatal dive : solving the World War II mystery of the USS Grunion [electronic resource] / Peter F. Stevens
title_short Fatal dive :
title_sub solving the World War II mystery of the USS Grunion
topic_facet Antiquities, Electronic books, History, Military, Naval operations, Naval operations, American, Nonfiction, Submarine, Underwater exploration, World War, 1939-1945