THE HUNTER HUNTED. SUBMARINE VERSUS SUBMARINE. ENCOUNTERS FROM WORLD WAR I TO THE PRESENT.

Stern, Robert C.


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Chatham, 1st.ed., 2007. Viii + 248 pp., 37 photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. As submarine warfare developed it was inevitable that methods would be found for one submarine to hunt and destroy another. In this book the author chronicles the more significant encounters of this sort, from the early primitive clashes during the First World War, to the dangerous high-tech tactics of nuclear submarines in the Cold War. During the early days of underwater warfare, submarines were half-blind and sought to destroy their targets on the surface if possible. It was not until 1945 when H.M. Submarine VENTURER sank U.864 did a submarine fall prey to another while both boats were submerged. Dealing chiefly with World War II, the author describes many dramatic encounters.


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