The tale of the USS Barb

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  1. diddyriddick

    diddyriddick Active Member

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    I hadn't seen this one. Thought y'all might find it interesting!

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    bobbysocks Well-Known Member

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    that's a funny story!
     
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    What's even better is how he slipped into a Japanese harbor and went nuts with the torpedo tubes, zipped out and then played cat-n-mouse with a hornet's nest of pissed off destroyers (no idea why they'd be angry...:rolleyes:) for several hours before finally making it to the 20-fathom curve and diving to make a clean getaway.

    Even if you're not much interested in Naval warfare, pick up a copy of "The Galloping Ghost" by Lavo. Admiral Fluckey's story is, in a word, amazing.

    Amazon.com: Galloping Ghost: The Extraordinary Life of Submarine Captain Eugene¬Ö
     
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    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

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    WOW! That's amazing!
     
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    N4521U Well-Known Member

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    What a great tale!
     
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