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United States Submarines Hardcover – April 23, 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Universe (April 23, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0883631032
  • ISBN-13: 978-0883631034
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 10.6 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #219,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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A must read for anyone who has an interest in submarines or their history. -- Admiral Frank B. Kelso II, Former Chief of Naval Operations

A remarkably comprehensive and beautifully illustrated history of the first 100 years of U.S. submarines. -- Admiral Carlisle Trost, 23rd Chief of Naval Operations

Every submariner should have a personal copy. No matter how many times you review it, you will find new items. -- Commander E.P. Wilkinson, First Commanding Officer, USS Nautilus

Records in clear prose and stunning photographs the triumphs and tragedies of the first hundred years of United States submarines. -- Vice Admiral George P. Steele

About the Author

Commander David Hinkle,USN (Ret), graduated with honors from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1954. He was picked by Admiral Rickover for the naval nuclear program in 1958, and served in six submarines and commanded the nuclear attack submarine Pargo. Called Mr. Sonar by contemporaries, he participated in the development and fleet introduction of numerous sonar and weapon systems, launching more than 500 torpedoes, missiles, and rockets. Commander Hinkle was awarded more than 40 medals and commendations for research, development, test and evaluation of submarine sonar, weapon, and fire-control systems.

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Reminds me so much of my submarine days.
John N. Mitchell
Great book for submariners and sub enthusiast.
marymo
It is smaller but still a well made book.
Navyvet

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on August 8, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is an outstanding, lavish history of the U.S. submarine: if only one submarine history were to be chosen as a comprehensive library reference, it should be this. A team of historians, authors and Naval experts contribute to this title, which holds over 300 pages of text and photos. Black and white and color photos embellish essays that contrast submarine history with today's modern vessels, providing a unique and lavish display. Suitable for special gifts, United States Submarines is a recommended pick for any interested in military history in general or submarine development in particular.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 11, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This must be the definitive volume on US Submarines! The book is huge and heavy and covers 100 years of American boats, from the Holland to the Virginia class. There are hundreds of photos and illustrations, many I have never seen before. The many sections cover every aspect of submarine history and technology and are authored by experts and reknown submarine officers. I enjoyed seeing the part about the many submarine memorials and museums, especially Texas' own Cavalla in nearby Galveston.
There has never been such a showpiece book on submarines such as this one. It will be the centerpiece in any collection.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Navyvet on June 21, 2003
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I spent 6 years on a ballistic missile submarine and I have a great interest in the history and current developments of the Silent Service. If you are a veteran submariner, you will like the way the book is put together. It has great photos and it is truly a beautifully made book that you can pass along to a son or grandson to share the pride us "bubbleheads" all share.
If you aren't a submariner but you aspire to be one or if you simply want to learn about the world of subs, then this is also the book for you. It is a huge volume that will occupy hours of your time. I would recommend this book over any of the lesser, albeit cheaper, more poorly made books on the subject.
If you find the price a little steep, you may also want to consider "Silent Chase: Submarines of the U.S. Navy". It is smaller but still a well made book. (ISBN 0-934738-38-6)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Roy Purtell on May 19, 2002
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This book is written by the experts. One look at it will tell you that these gentlemen know there stuff. The articles are well written, the pictures are great. You won't be sorry you ordered this book. It will be on the front of your desk for sure.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Guild TOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 14, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I can't figure out what happened to the other Reviews on this book. When I looked at this book about a week ago,there was an overall rating of 5* with 6 Reviews. They seem to have disappeared---maybee in keeping with the subject ,they submerged.Anyway;I just completed reading this magificent book and have no problem in recommending it as an excellent resource for anyone interested in the United States Navy's history in Submarine Warfare.
It is a huge,excellently constructed and printed book of 352 pages,written by extremely knowledgeable and involved people who gave their lives and made their marks in Submarines having such an important role in the defense of America and the Free World.
It is loaded with what must be close to 1000 photographs paintings and illustrations in both B&W and color.There are even some which are full and double page.The text is supurb and every photo is well explained.The book does an excellent job of detailing the submarines themselves,how they developed from the berginning ,through all the conflicts of the past 100 years and the battles they took part in;as well as a look to what the future well bring.
But even more than that ,it pays great homage to the courageous men who sailed in them,many who made supreme sacrifices and the acts of heroism they performed and the well deserved Honors and Medals that were bestowed upon them by a grateful nation.
"Pride runs deep! These three words speak volumes about those who form the heart and soul of the Submarine Force-the submariners.From its very beginnings in October 1900,the U.S.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Spook on August 8, 2003
Format: Hardcover
The best book on submarines you will ever find!! Enough said!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spook on December 12, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Without question, probably the FINEST history of submarines. Well written and many, many photos all bound into a beautifull book. A worthwhile addition to any library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert K. Harmuth on July 17, 2008
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Besides being a huge and beautifully bound book, the mutliple photographs and descriptions are excellent.
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