The Soviets continued to surprise the world with submarines that boggled the mind. But submarines couldn’t save the Bolshevik fantasy.
It’s the 1970s and early 1980s and the Soviets are giving NATO a run for their money.
It’s the 1960s. While the Soviets were upping their submarine game, the Americans maxed out their own subs’ espionage potential.
While the USSR flushed the seas with submarines, in the USA one Hyman G. Rickover pushed the US Navy into nuclear submarines and set up USS Nautilus to traverse the North Pole. Meanwhile, the Soviets had their own breakthroughs – SBBNs, ICBMs...
As early as 1955, the Soviets launched the world’s first Sea Launched Ballistic Missile, besting the USA and so introducing the world’s first SSBN. They probably could not have done that without the help of a banished man.
One man was instrumental in fomenting a revolution in the US Navy. What if you installed a nuclear reactor on a sub?, he thought.
Yes, submarines can help end wars – when used properly. No, not you, Dönitz! Plus, a bone-chilling story.
The incredible war stories of Dudley Morton and Robert O’Kane exemplified how much the US submarine fleet in the Pacific changed in war.
While things took a turn for the worse for Karl Dönitz and his U-boats in the Atlantic, in the Pacific the US Silent Service was now lead by one Charles Lockwood, who desired to choke Japan into submission.
Just when Karl Dönitz thinks he is finally winning the Battle of the Atlantic, the Allies deliver a stunning blow.