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.
After Pearl Harbor, Japanese submarines make their mark while US and allied subs retreat to safer waters. Meanwhile, a dramatic incident in the South Atlantic turns an already grim U-boat war even darker.
December 1941. You know what that means.
And also: Слава Україні! Slava Ukraini!
May 1940 – February 1941. Even with his small fleet of U-boats, Karl Dönitz is making an impact while Germay’s new Italian friends join the fray. Meanwhile, Norway and France fall to the Nazis, providing Dönitz more bases to operate from...