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The Taking of K-129
- How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History
- By: Josh Dean
- Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
- Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
In the early hours of February 25, 1968, a Russian submarine armed with three nuclear ballistic missiles set sail from its base in Siberia on a routine combat patrol to Hawaii. Then it vanished. As the Soviet navy searched in vain for the lost vessel, a small, highly classified American operation using sophisticated deep-sea spy equipment found it - wrecked on the sea floor at a depth of 16,800 feet, far beyond the capabilities of any salvage that existed.
One of the great stories in history
- By Ben Newman on 11-21-17
Project Azorian and K-129
Excellent book - one of several I’ve read on the topic of K-129 and Project Azorian. This focuses more on the engineering feat than why K-129 ended up at the bottom of the Pacific. Great discussion of the CIA, Global Marine and Howard Hughes.
Highly recommend for those interested in Project Azorian and K-129.
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