Pushing the Limits: The Remarkable Life and Times of Adm. Allan Rockwell McCann, USN (BOK)

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Vice Admiral Allan Rockwell McCann left no reminiscences that might reveal a deeper sense of his extraordinary service, but naval historian Carl LaVO has filled that void by writing this revealing--and often inspiring--biography. Among McCann's many accomplishments: Served as liaison officer for the modification of the antiquated O-12 submarine into the privately-leased Nautilus that made the first attempt to sail beneath the Arctic ice shelf in 1931; pioneered the McCann Submarine Rescue Chamber; directed fire from the sub tender Pelias at Japanese aircraft attacking Pearl Harbor; commanded the battleship Iowa during the Battle of Leyte Gulf; was Chief of Staff of the Navy's 10th Fleet that stymied a last ditch effort to attack North America via U-boats; headed the Navy task force that transported President Truman to the Potsdam conference; and as ComSubPac was aboard the first submarine to navigate under the polar ice in 1947. This book is an overdue appreciation of a significant admiral who has been all but ignored in naval history.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forlag
Turpin DEDS Orphans
ISBN 9781591144854 Antall sider 256
Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 22,9cm x 2,5cm Vekt 567 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Naval forces & warfare