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Torpedoes in the Gulf

Galveston and the U-boats, 1942-1943

by Wiggins, Melanie

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Texas A&M University Press in College Station .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Galveston (Tex.),
  • Mexico, Gulf of.
    • Subjects:
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Submarine.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, German.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Mexico, Gulf of.,
    • Galveston (Tex.) -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-255) and index.

      StatementMelanie Wiggins.
      SeriesTexas A & M University military history series ;, 40
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD781 .W54 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 265 p. :
      Number of Pages265
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1106632M
      ISBN 100890966273
      LC Control Number94031861

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      Aboard the guided-missile frigate U.S.S. Turner Van Zandt, Lieutenant-Commander Dan Lenson and his dedicated crew take on a daring assignment: escort a convoy of supertankers through the mine-filled Persian Gulf. For Lenson and his men, however, the danger is only just beginning. When a missile from a hit-and-run enemy sinks a U.S. destroyer, every ship and aircraft in the area goes on red alert.   Sonarmen also thought they heard the sound of torpedo propellers over the hydrophones. Turner Joy’s crew reported spotting the wakes of two torpedoes feet .


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