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Shinano: The Sinking of Japan's Secret Supership

Enright, Joseph F.; Ryan, James W.

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ISBN 10: 031200186X / ISBN 13: 9780312001865
Published by St. Martins Press, 1987
Used Condition: Collectible: Like New Hardcover
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Title: Shinano: The Sinking of Japan's Secret ...

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible: Like New

Dust Jacket Condition: Like New

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In 1944, Japan's mightiest aircraft carrier was attacked on her top-secret maiden voyage by a lone American submarine, this is the untold story of the Shinano, by the man who sank her.

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Shinano was the largest warship in history to be sunk by a submarine, and Enright was the skipper of the sub that sank it. This firsthand account, based on Enright's recollections and statements by American and Japanese veterans of the action, can be recommended without hesitation as a WW II naval classic. While the basic story is simple, its unfolding is as complexly gripping as a chess match between grandmasters. The opponents: Commander Enright and his counterpart, Capt. Toshio Abe, commander of Shinano. On November 29, 1944, the aircraft carrier, escorted by three destroyers, was only 17 hours into its maiden voyage when four perfectly placed torpedoes, launched by Enright's Archer-Fish, sent it to the bottom near the entrance to Tokyo Bay. The meticulously unfolding narrative, told alternately from the points of view of the plotting-room and periscope of Archer-Fish and the captain's bridge aboard Shinano, is mainly concerned with Enright's struggle to gain position ahead of the zigzagging carrier and maneuver into an elusive firing-window that would be open only for a few seconds. Coauthor Ryan's previous books include Who Killed the Red Baron? Photos. Military Book Club main selection.
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