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Torpedo Junction [electronic resource] : U-Boat War Off America's East Coast, 1942.

Hickam Jr., Homer. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781612515786 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1612515789 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (393 pages)
  • Publisher: New York : Naval Institute Press, 2014.

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Formatted Contents Note: Foreword; Preface; Introduction; 1. Paukenschlag; 2. Hatteras; 3. The Dione; 4. The American Shooting Gallery; 5. The Battle Expands; 6. The Jacob Jones; 7. The Friday the 13th Patrol; 8. The USS Dickerson; 9. On the Sea of Death; 10. The Q-Ships; 11. The Hambleton and Emmons Cruise; 12. The Night of the Roper; 13. The Bucket Brigades; 14. The Tankers Are Stopped; 15. Proud Day, Bitter Day; 16. The Bravest Little Ships; 17. Torpedo Junction Moves South; 18. Into the Gulf; 19. The First Convoys; 20. The Tactics Change; 21. The Saboteurs; 22. Hopes Unfulfilled.
23. The YP 389 and the U-70124. More Lessons Learned; 25. Harry Kane and the U-701; 26. Victory; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary, etc.: Slaughter at sea?just miles from U.S. soil!In 1942 German U-boats turned the shipping lanes off Cape Hatteras into a sea of death. Cruising up and down the U.S. eastern seaboard, they sank 259 ships, littering the waters with cargo and bodies. As astonished civilians witnessed explosions from American beaches, fighting men dubbed the area ""Torpedo Junction."" And while the U.S. Navy failed to react, a handful of Coast Guard sailors scrambled to the front lines. Outgunned and out-maneuvered, they heroically battled the deadliest fleet of submarines ever launched. Never was Germany.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Atlantic Coast (U.S.) > History.
Gulf Coast (U.S.) > History.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > North Atlantic Ocean.
World War, 1939-1945 > Naval operations > Submarine.
World War, 1939-1945 > Naval operations, German.
World War, 1939-1945 > Naval operations > Submarine.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > North Atlantic Ocean.
Atlantic Coast (U.S.) > History.
Gulf Coast (U.S.) > History.
HISTORY / Europe / Western
Genre: Electronic books.

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