MPA Logo, San Francisco Maritime National Park Association, USS Pampanito, Historic Ships at Hyde Street Pier, Education Programs Maritime Park Association Home Page Maritime Park Association Home Page Maritime Park Association Home Page Maritime Park Association Home Page Volunteer Membership Donate USS Pampanito Submarine Historic Ships at Hyde Street Pier Education Programs About Maritime Park Association Home Page Directions to Maritime Jobs at Maritime Facility Rental at Maritime Trustees of the Association Calendar Press Room Store Maritime Map
   

USS Pampanito: A Submarine and Her Crew

nolte01.jpg
By Carl Nolte
 
Imagine yourself in this situation: It is Easter weekend. You are a young man, serving in the submarine Pampanito, in the Pacific, thousands of miles from home. The Pampanito is a new boat. This is your first patrol. It is April 1944. You are the hunter.
 
The skipper brings the sub to periscope depth as you pursue a convoy of Japanese merchant ships. He lines up to fire torpedoes, swings the periscope around to make sure everything is clear — and sees a Japanese destroyer escort bearing down, white foam curling from her bow. “Take her deep,” he snaps. The hunter is now the hunted.
 
From her harrowing first patrol to the daring rescue of seventy-three prisoners of war and finally the celebration of her safe return home, USS Pampanito: A Submarine and Her Crew tells the unique story of this World War II submarine. Blending historical data and personal interviews, the book offers an introduction to submarine history and technology as well as a dramatic account of the Pampanito’s six war patrols.
 
68 Pages
USS Pampanito: A Submarine and Her Crew
$9.95
Quantity   
back View
Copyright © 2006-2010, Maritime Park Association
All Rights Reserved
Legal Notices and Privacy Policy
Version 3.00