The USS Swordfish : the World War II patrols of the first American submarine to sink a Japanese ship / George J. Billy.
- Other Title:
- World War II patrols of the first American submarine to sink a Japanese ship
- Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 
xi, 222 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
- Swordfish (Submarine : SS-193) -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Submarine.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean.
Smith, Chester C., 1905-1976.
Lewis, Jack Hayden.
Parker, Frank M.
Barrows, Frank L.
United States. Navy -- Officers -- Biography.
World War (1939-1945)
Military operations, Naval -- American.
Military operations, Naval -- Submarine.
- "Among the more than 260 American submarines that patrolled the Pacific during World War II, the USS Swordfish in 1941 was the first to sink a Japanese armed merchant ship, marking the beginning of the sub's colorful history. A series of seven commanders led Swordfish's 13 war patrols. Each skipper had distinct leadership style. Some were successful in sinking enemy ships; others returned to port empty-handed. Yet all patrols risked dangerously close encounters with the enemy and the unforgiving nature of the open sea. Drawing on archival sources and interviews with veteran sailors, this first full-length history of Swordfish provides detailed accounts of each patrol and covers the mysterious disappearance of the legendary submarine on its final mission."-- Provided by publisher.
- Chester Smith: The Quiet Hunter
Chester Smith Creates a Legend
Competing with a Legend
Hensel's Finest Hour
New Commander-Old Submarine
The Thirteenth Patrol
Appendix A: USS Swordfish
Appendix B: USS Swordfish (SS-193) Crew List of the Thirteenth Patrol
Appendix C: USS Swordfish-Ships Sunk or Damaged
Appendix D: U.S. Submarines SS 188-193-Compartments and Tanks.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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