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U.S.S. Seawolf

Submarine Raider of the Pacific
Narrated by: Tom Perkins
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: History, Military
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The USS Seawolf was one of the greatest submarine raiders of all time. Having narrowly avoided the attack on Pearl Harbor the Seawolf set out for the seas of the Pacific to wreak havoc on Japanese shipping.

Joseph Melvin Eckberg was on the Seawolf from her maiden voyage and remained with her until January 1943. As chief radioman he was instrumental in assisting Captain Frederick Warder to find and destroy enemy targets.

From the claustrophobia of being trapped under water and the overwhelming fear of depth charges to the joys of aiding the war-effort and the camaraderie on the ship, Eckberg's account, told to the authors Gerold Frank and James Horan, gives remarkable insight into submarine warfare of the Second World War.

Public Domain (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Rnmedic1180
  • 2018-08-23

Great Book

This book did not disappoint. Enjoyed it very much. Good narrative story and well performed by the narrator.

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  • Jason
  • 2018-03-29

Unfortunately not very good

The story is written as though it is being told straight from some notes that was taken there is no depth, it is extremely topical. I hate to give a bad review to any material that relates to the USS Seawolf and any of its crew who where such brave people however I just can't look this one over this book is pretty bad. I would love to read more about the Seawolf so I will hopefully find some different material.

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  • Genghis Green
  • 2019-07-24

Great account of hero ship's action.

Great book. Very enjoyable and enlightening. The Wolf was quite a boat, and this book brings it and it's crew to life in the south Pacific.

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  • JPeters17
  • 2019-06-05

Amazing

Outstanding book takes you right into the action, never wanted the book to end. If you are into submarine warfare this is a a must read or listen.

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  • Orin Rehorst
  • 2019-06-04

read this book and then go and tour the actual sub

read this book and then go and tour the actual submarine. It is located in Galveston Texas.