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The USS Seawolf was one of the greatest submarine raiders of all time. Having narrowly avoided the attack on Pearl Harbor the Seawolf set out for the seas of the Pacific to wreak havoc on Japanese shipping.

Joseph Melvin Eckberg was on the Seawolf from her maiden voyage and remained with her until January 1943. As chief radioman he was instrumental in assisting Captain Frederick Warder to find and destroy enemy targets.

From the claustrophobia of being trapped under water and the overwhelming fear of depth charges to the joys of aiding the war-effort and the camaraderie on the ship, Eckberg's account, told to the authors Gerold Frank and James Horan, gives remarkable insight into submarine warfare of the Second World War.

Public Domain (P)2018 Tantor

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This book did not disappoint. Enjoyed it very much. Good narrative story and well performed by the narrator.

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The story is written as though it is being told straight from some notes that was taken there is no depth, it is extremely topical. I hate to give a bad review to any material that relates to the USS Seawolf and any of its crew who where such brave people however I just can't look this one over this book is pretty bad. I would love to read more about the Seawolf so I will hopefully find some different material.

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  • Andrew
  • 07-09-18

Interesting & an eye opener

This was an interesting “dive” into the life of submariners during the Pacific war. That said I think it doesn’t capture what presumably would be a lot of fear as well it might (or I’m wrong about how scared people would be at times). Like reality there’s a degree off rinse/repeat about it all - submerge at day, surface at night. Which probably reflects well the boredom at times. Brave men doing a dangerous job.