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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display_description No radio distress call ever crackled from the submarine USS Grunion. In 1942, under the fog of World War II, the vessel simply vanished without a trace. For nearly sixty-five years, only a dead silence lingered regarding the fate of the sub and its seventy-man crew-until now. Here author Peter F. Stevens reveals the incredible true story of the search for and discovery of the Grunion-as well as the navy's shocking and willful cover-up of the submarine's baffling disappearance. The Grunion was discovered in 2006 after a decades-long search by the Abele brothers, whose father commanded the submarine and met his untimely death aboard it, but one question remained: what sank the USS Grunion? Now, for the first time ever, Fatal Dive reveals the answer: one of the Grunion's own missiles. The navy knowingly sent the Grunion out with faulty torpedoes, and Fatal Dive reveals damning and never-before-published government documents that provide irrefutable evidence of its shameful cover-up. Intriguing and explosive, Fatal Dive finally lays to rest one of World War II's greatest mysteries.
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subject_facet Grunion (Submarine), 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] [electronic resource] Stevens, Peter F., 1955-, Fatal dive : solving the World War II mystery of the USS Grunion / Peter F. Stevens
title_short Fatal dive :
title_sub [solving the World War II mystery of the USS Grunion]
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