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.