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Clear the Bridge!: The War Patrols of the U.S.S. Tang [Englisch] [Taschenbuch]

Richard O'Kane
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17. Dezember 1996
Tang carried the war to the enemy with unparalleled ferocity. This is her story as told by her skipper.

Produktinformation

  • Taschenbuch: 480 Seiten
  • Verlag: Presidio Press (17. Dezember 1996)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0891415734
  • ISBN-13: 978-0891415732
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,8 x 22,5 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (11 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 667.638 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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Chronicles the history of the U.S.S. Tang from her launching in 1944 to last fatal patrol nine months later. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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To the casual eye, Tang had appeared ready for sea upon launching, but she was now securely moored abreast our shipbuilding office. Lesen Sie die erste Seite
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Comander O'Kane takes us through his life aboard the U.S.S. Tang from original construction to her untimely and needless destruction in the Gulf of Formosa. O'Kane's love of his ship, his shipmates and the record performances of the Tang are clearly evident in this story. To say that you can not put this one down is an understatement.
The puzzeling item here is the calm manner in which O'Kane discusses the poor performance of American made torpodoes during the war. From just duds to killing the sub who brought them, these torpodoes were a constant source of apprehension and even fear amoung crew members. O'Kane's frustration does not really surface in this book or in his first effort about his first sub the U.S.S. Wahoo.
To find that two of America's mot successful and famous subs were both sunk by our own poorly performing torpodoes is not only shocking to learn but criminal to know that it lasted almost through out the entire Pacific War.
It soon became evident in reading this story that it took more than just luck to become a successful sub commander. Just finding your position after being submerged the entire day is a major endeavour. Finding ships to sink is not just waiting for them to come to you. O'Kane shows the hard work involved in piloting a ship in three dimensions with only primitive sound gear. Your life and that of your ship dependens on your spatial ability.
Finally, Tang's death as written by O'Kane shows the emotion he had for his crew and that long piece of metal to whick he was so attached.
I wished I could have meet this ship Captain. To not only say thanks for a fine book, but to shake the hand of a real American hero.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Exciting, real submarine action 17. September 1997
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Rear Admiral O'Kane (Medal of Honor, three
Navy Crosses), has taken us along on the
exciting combat patrols of the hottest warship
under the sea, the U.S.S. Tang.

Tang was probably bureaucratically deprived of
the record for enemy ships sunk, but won two
Presidential Unit Citations and was possibly the
most decorated ship in the Navy.
When you read O'Kane's memoir it is easy to see why: this was as fine, highly skilled,
and motivated a group of men as ever sailed.

Their story is well told here, with a good narrative flow which keeps the action moving and respects the reader enough to expect him to follow closely and attentively. This attention is well rewarded; highly recommended for sub fans and students of naval action in World War II.

(The numerical rating above is a default setting
within Amazon's format. This reviewer does not
employ numerical ratings.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Exciting and informative 8. März 1997
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This book ranks with "Killer Angels" as one of the ten best of all time books on the experience of war. Written in the first person from first hand experience, it is entertaining, engrossing and, in the descriptions of confrontation and battle, riveting. O'Kane's skill and determination were matched by an extraordinary sense of adrenalin boosting nerve under fire in the face of almost overwhelming odds.
The almost seamless integration of the crew, from Captain, through Exec and down thru the lowest ranking member of the team is admirable and would seem to belong more to the realm of fiction than reality. If it were not so fully documented, it would hardly be credible.
A must read for war buffs, and anyone who loves adventure and suspense; Twentieth Century war when it was still "seat of the pants" and at the inception of modern technology
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent history of submarine Tang by her only CO. 20. November 1999
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By the time of Tang's launch in 1944 most of the early war torpedo problems had been solved and better radar and tactics were in place. Submarine technology was state of the art. Bright, agressive officers like Dick O'Kane were the ramaining element to gain ultimate seccess.
"Clear The Bridge" privides a well written and consise chronology of the operations of Tang. O'Kane personalizes Tang's history by including some of the stories of the men who served on her.
We first met O'Kane in the pages of "Wahoo" commanded by "Mush Morton". O'Kane credits much of his success to the training he received serving under Morton as Executive Officer.
The book is a microcosm of the great conflict that was WW II. The Allies won the conflict through the courage and agressiveness of men like O'Kane and her crew.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Greatest submarine book ever written. 20. April 1999
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I could not put this book down. O'Kanes writing puts the reader inside the sub taking part in every detail of the Tang's patrols during WWII. I found myself refering to the maps every time he gave a description of the Tang's approach to enemy shipping and being able to see his detailed discriptions of the area thru the periscope. O'Kane's memories of details of shooting setups and the details of men at their stations in time of war is uncanny. This is truly a book that takes the reader to the dark days of WWII and the frustration of fighting with defective torpedos and equipment and the "jury-rigging" the crews had to do to make things work and in most cases make equipment better than what was issued. O'Kane was not only a great leader of men he is one of the great heros of WWII. It would be an honor to shake his hand.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A must for those who want to feel WWII sub warfare!
I have already read this book once and now I am reading it for the second time. Richard O'Kane takes you through the boredom and the intensity of what it was like to serve aboard... Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 23. August 1999 von msweeney@apex.net
5.0 von 5 Sternen Enthralling;gripping;filled with admiration for O'Kane
As I read this account of the patrols of the U.S.S. Tang, I was there with the gallant skipper and the crew. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 9. August 1999 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen O'Kane and his Tang were the best!
A must read for any submarine enthusiast. This book will give any reader a better appreciation for the W.W.II submariner, as well as his contemporary counterpart. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 4. August 1999 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen The best and most interesting WWII submaring book written
This book makes you feel like you're there. It gives the why's and what's of submarine action. You know not only what the skipper thinks but why he thinks that way. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 13. November 1998 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent book
As a former submariner I have read both his books. This one and the one he wrote on the Wahoo. I was a former Senior Chief Radioman on the diesels starting in 1956 and these... Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 14. Juni 1998 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen One of the best I have ever read on submarine warfare..
Simply the best book written on a submarine in action in the Pacific during WWII. A tribute to the courage of not only the author, who won the Medal of Honor, but to his crew. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 24. Januar 1998 veröffentlicht
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