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Batfish : The Champion 'Submarine-killer' Submarine of World War II ePub download

by Hughston E. Lowder

  • Author: Hughston E. Lowder
  • ISBN: 0722156499
  • ISBN13: 978-0722156490
  • ePub: 1304 kb | FB2: 1403 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sphere (June 24, 1982)
  • Pages: 288
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 647
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 Batfish  : The Champion 'Submarine-killer' Submarine of World War II ePub download

Author Hughston E. Lowder was a plankowner, radio operator and sonar operator on the USS Batfish (SS-310, a. .

Author Hughston E. Lowder was a plankowner, radio operator and sonar operator on the USS Batfish (SS-310, a thick-skinned boat of the Balao class) for the full duration of its seven war patrols. He describes the boat and crew members as typical, not great. If you love history and submarines, this book is for you. The diary format keeps one's interest throughout the whole book.

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BATFISH The Champion ‘Submarine Killer’ Submarine of World War II. By Hughston E. Lowder with Jack Scott. But on her sixth war patrol, Batfish made history! In February 1945, only four Japanese submarines remained in Philippine waters

BATFISH The Champion ‘Submarine Killer’ Submarine of World War II. But on her sixth war patrol, Batfish made history! In February 1945, only four Japanese submarines remained in Philippine waters. Batfish encountered three of them and sank each in as many days––something that has never been done before or since. Author Hughston Lowder was a radioman and soundman aboard Batfish in World War II and served aboard the sub from the very beginning.

He requested submarine service and was given training in the brand new science of shipboard radar. Today, in commemoration, the Batfish is on display at a memorial park in Oklahoma

He requested submarine service and was given training in the brand new science of shipboard radar. That took time, as did the building of the sub, which was not launched until 1943; it's assignment: unrestricted warfare against Japan. There follows a daily log of the ship's activities until V-J day-battle scenes, shipboard decisions, hellbent shore leaves. Today, in commemoration, the Batfish is on display at a memorial park in Oklahoma. Naval buffs will enjoy the tang of shipboard life and appreciate the sense of scale exhibited, the avoidance of overblown action or overwrought emotion.

Second World War (content). LOWDER, HUGHSTON E. (Author) SCOTT, JACK (Author) Prentice-Hall (Publisher). United States submarine losses World War II reissued with an appendix of Axis submarine losses, fully indexed. How has war in the air changed over time? KS3-4. Second World War Posters. Second World War. American Airmen In Britain During The Second World War. Over two million American servicemen passed through Britain during the Second World War.

This is another exciting history of the submarine war in the Pacific. While Batfish did not have the the great tonnage sunk when compared to the USS Tang or USS Wahoo, she did have the distinction of sinking three Japanese submarines on the same patrol. Those subs almost assuredly were carrying important military & civilian officials fleeing the American Army as it moved to recapture the Philippines. Well written by a member of her crew.

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But, as a "submarina killer submarine", Batfish was without a peer in that illustrious company of . Submarines that dominated the naval actions of those drama-packed years. The story of how this carne about is one of the epics of World War II. It takes us back almost thirty years to the opening months of 1945 whan a shortage of Japaneee surfaoe targets began to develop and United States submarines began to actively hunt out their Imperial Navy rivals

Very slight signs of age, no real damage.

Very slight signs of age, no real damage.

Thank you for downloading this book, World War 2 Submarine Stories: True Stories .

Thank you for downloading this book, World War 2 Submarine Stories: True Stories from the Underwater Battlegrounds. Most people, when asked, will say that if they had to choose the way they were going to die it would be at home, in bed, surrounded by loved ones, with ample time to say goodbye. When asked in what way they would least like to die, two of the top three are being burnt to death and drowning. The submarine changed people's idea of warfare at sea in much the same way as the machine gun; poison gas and aerial bombing changed ideas of how war should be fought on land.

Kelenn
Fascinating story well told. After visiting the Batfish and reading this book, I appreciate more the sacrifices and duty our services have given us. I served 20 years in Field Artillery but cannot imagine what it was really like to patrol like these men did. Truly giants. Mr. Lowder did an excellent job in describing the boat and her operations. Had to make myself put it down to go to bed. I'll read it again before my next visit to the Batfish.
RuTGamer
Read about the Batfish being the only US Navy ship to have a mutiny. Some one suggested this book to clear things up,
It was written from a crew member's view point. I wasn't disappointed. There was much more making for a very pleasant read.
Kamuro
There isn't a book cover (such as shown) on it. It's just the hard cover book.
Hucama
Just what I wanted
LoboThommy
This review is for the hardcover version of the book.
There are 4 double sided pages of photographs which enhance the book to some degree but sadly and suprisingly the are placed almost at the end of the book....can't imagine why.
The main sections of the book are written in a 'diary' style with daily entries of the day to day goings on in a sub.
Luckily when there are some interesting happenings the author has chosen a more 'conversational' style which reads much more enjoyably.
The story itself could be a great one and as a sub story lover I have definitely read similar stories with about the same amount of 'action' that read much smoother.
Unfortunately, the action areas in the story are fairly few and far between and I found myself dozing while I waited patiently for the next bit of action.
Spoiler here so go to the end if you don't want to read it.
The 3 Japanese subs they believe they have killed turn out in retrospect to be, at most....2 and there is some doubt about one of them as well.
Again, I know the events happened the way they happened but these 3 events all occur in a few pages near the middle-end of the book and are almost anticlimatic after all the dud torpedoes etc.
Overall, not bad and potentially a great story but somewhat hashed by poor writing.
Abandoned Electrical
This review is based on the 1982 paperback edition comprising 276 pages, ten photographs, no charts and no maps. Author Hughston E. Lowder was a plankowner, radio operator and sonar operator on the USS Batfish (SS-310, a thick-skinned boat of the Balao class) for the full duration of its seven war patrols. He describes the boat and crew members as typical, not great. In under two years she earned a Presidential Unit Citation, nine battle stars, sank fourteen enemy ships and damaged two others. In four days in February 1945 she sank three of the four enemy submarines then in Philippine waters. The book presents the facts in a well written readable style with many excerpts from official logs and reports. As the radio operator young Lowder was ideally placed to monitor official traffic and to know what was happening at most times under the boat's three different skippers. The reader can feel the boredom of uneventful patrols, the frustration caused by days and weeks of heavy weather, the nuisance of finding sampans when the boat surfaced, the thrill and disappointment of taking on the Yamato, and the satisfaction of putting down enemy marus and combatants. This is a very good book and I found it impossible to put down.
Foginn
I read this book two decades ago, and it's stood out as one of my all time favorite books. If you love history and submarines, this book is for you. The diary format keeps one's interest throughout the whole book.
The book gives detailed accounts off the goings on in and around the batfish.
The book tells you all about the 7 war patrols it goes on and how it gets the grand and glorious title of hunter-killer sub.
The writer was actually on all 7 war patrols.
It is just a personall account of what happens and keeps you guessing what will happen to them next.
It also tells how it got to its final resting place.
It is a very good book.
Be ready for some action.
Good reading.
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