Wahoo: The Patrols of America's Most Famous World War II Submarine

Random House Publishing Group, 11 . 2009 . - : 372
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The career of the USS Wahoo in sinking Japanese ships in the farthest reaches of the Empire is legendary in submarine circles.

Christened three months after Pearl Harbor, Wahoo was commanded by the astonishing Dudley W. Mush Morton, whose originality and daring new techniques led to results unprecedented in naval history; among them, successful down the throat barrage against an attacking Japanese destroyer, voracious surface-running gun attacks, and the sinking of a four-ship convoy in one day. Wahoo took the war to Japans front porch, and Morton became known as the Navys most aggressive and successful sea raider. Now, in a new quality paperback edition, her full story is told by the person most qualified to tell ither executive officer Richard OKane, who went on to become the leading submarine captain of the Second World War.

Praise for Wahoo

The accounts of the patrols are spine-tingling, both in triumph and tragedy. It is a tale of great courage, brilliant leadership, and daring innovation in a new type of submarine warfare fought largely on the surface in waters closely controlled by the enemy. Well-written, a gripping story for anybody with a love of the sea or adventure in submarine combat.Naval War College Review

This is an exceptional story of American men who rose to the occasion time and again under dangerous circumstance. Abilene Reporter News

A first-handand first-ratenarrative, told by the former executive officer of this legendary WWII submarine, which gives readers an intimate feel for life aboard the boats that helped beat the odds in the battles of the Pacific and put Japan on the defensive.Sea Power

Like Clear the Bridge!, [Richard] OKanes bestselling account of the Tangs 33 confirmed sinkings, [Wahoo] is a rousing, authentic war adventure that could well become a classic of its type, crack[ling] with the tensions, boredom, and occasional exhilaration of submarine life under the Pacific, OKane is a superb storyteller, and his credentials are impeccable.Springfield Sunday Republic
 

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LibraryThing Review

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Excellent account of the Wahoo and its Captain during World War 2. Refreshing to see what an American can do when entrusted to rely on his senses, initiative, and good judgement. In fact, it is the ...

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Richard O'Kanewas acknowledged as the top submarine skipper of World War II. His personal decorations include three Navy Crosses and the Congressional Medal of Honor. He retired as a rear admiral from his command of the Submarine School, rounding out twenty years with the boats. He was the author ofClear the Bridge!: The War Patrols of the U.S.S. Tang andWahoo: The Patrols of America's Most Famous WWII Submarine.