The Terrible Hours

The Terrible Hours

The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in History

Book - 1999
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Provides an account of how, shortly before World War II, a heroic Naval officer named Swede Momsen led the efforts to save thirty-three men trapped in a sunken submarine.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061014598
0061014591
9780060194802
0060194804
Branch Call Number: 910.916345 M112t 1999
Characteristics: 259 p. ; 25 cm

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moriquendi10
Oct 27, 2016

Have to read this if you are a diver or interested in naval history. Momsen was a remarkable man, driven, persistent, innovative and dedicated to his fellow sailors.

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joanne_nagle
Mar 01, 2016

I really enjoyed this book. It tells the hour-by-hour struggle for survival of the men on the sunken submarine, along with the life and death efforts of the rescuers to use their recently created equipment for the first time.

In addition, it covers an engineer/inventor's fight against the Navy brass to allow him to create deep sea survival/rescue equipment and implement procedures for using it.

It also tells a lot about the naval culture aboard early U.S. submarines. And a lot can be gleaned about general American culture in the 1930's, which is interesting for those who want to know more about the times that shaped their parents or grandparents.

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