Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea

Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea

In June 1944, U.S. Navy Task Group 22.3, a "hunter-killer" force commanded by Daniel Gallery to track down German submarines, boarded and captured U-505 off the coast of Africa.

Author: Daniel V. Gallery

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110167645

Category: History

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In June 1944, U.S. Navy Task Group 22.3, a "hunter-killer" force commanded by Daniel Gallery to track down German submarines, boarded and captured U-505 off the coast of Africa. It was the first time that an enemy ship of war had been captured on the high seas by U.S. Navy sailors since 1815, when the USS Peacock seized HMS Nautilus as part of the War of 1812. The extraordinary feat is described in gripping narrative by Gallery himself, who chronicles the long and arduous battle against the German U-boat under the most hazardous conditions. Once they succeeded in capturing and towing their prize seventeen-hundred miles across the Atlantic Ocean, U-505 proved to be of inestimable value, yielding secrets to radio codes among other things. U-505 is now on exhibit at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.
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Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea

Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea

Daniel Gallery, in his brilliant memoir, explains how he led Task Group 21.12 in the battle against the U-Boat threat.Commanding the USS Guadalcanal he led his crew to sink three of these menacing submarines, but his greatest achievement ...

Author: Daniel V. Gallery

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ISBN: 1093648775

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Daniel Gallery, in his brilliant memoir, explains how he led Task Group 21.12 in the battle against the U-Boat threat.Commanding the USS Guadalcanal he led his crew to sink three of these menacing submarines, but his greatest achievement was to capture the U-505 off the coast of Africa. He was the first American officer to capture an enemy warship since the War of 1812, and this victory gave the United States Navy not only a great victory but also the codebooks, Enigma machine and other secret materials found on board critically assisted the Allied codebreakers. "Excellent in several ways: it provides a fine quick survey of the whole Atlantic war, it describes the operation of the German U-boat service, and, most dramatically, it tells how an American task force under Admiral Gallery achieved the unique feat of capturing a German submarine." -- Publishers' Weekly
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Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea

Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea

Daniel V. Gallery. BLUEJACKET BOOKS The Daring Capture of the U-505 TWENTY MILLIDN _ _. “If _ l' Jami ' _~. A __ Daniel '1 Gallery Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea W Twenty Million Tons. Front Cover.

Author: Daniel V. Gallery

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781612511818

Category: History

Page: 368

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In June 1944, U.S. Navy Task Group 22.3, a "hunter-killer" force commanded by Daniel Gallery to track down German submarines, boarded and captured U-505 off the coast of Africa. It was the first time that an enemy ship of war had been captured on the high seas by U.S. Navy sailors since 1815, when the USS Peacock seized HMS Nautilus as part of the War of 1812. The extraordinary feat is described in gripping narrative by Gallery himself, who chronicles the long and arduous battle against the German U-boat under the most hazardous conditions. Once they succeeded in capturing and towing their prize seventeen-hundred miles across the Atlantic Ocean, U-505 proved to be of inestimable value, yielding secrets to radio codes among other things. U-505 is now on exhibit at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.
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The Deadly Trade

The Deadly Trade

Clayton, Tim, Sea Wolves: The Extraordinary Story of Britain's WW2 Submarines, Abacus, 2012 Compton-Hall, ... Penguin, 2007 Gallery, Rear Admiral Daniel V., Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea: The Daring Capture of the U-505, Bluejacket, ...

Author: Iain Ballantyne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409158530

Category: History

Page: 752

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The Deadly Trade takes readers on an epic and enthralling voyage through submarine warfare, including how U-boats in two world wars tried to achieve victory, first for the Kaiser and then 20 years later for Adolf Hitler. It tells the story of how such tiny craft took on mighty battleships, including U-boats sinking HMS Royal Oak and HMS Barham in WW2, along with the incredible exploits of British submariners in the Dardanelles and Baltic during WW1.The action-packed narrative includes bitterly contested Atlantic convoy fights of WW2 and submarines in the clash of battle fleets at Midway. Iain Ballantyne also reveals how the US Navy submarine service brought the Japanese empire to its knees in 1945, even before the atomic bombs were dropped. The Deadly Trade tells the amazing stories of not only pioneers such as Drebbel, Fulton and Holland, but also of legendary submarine captains, including Max Horton and Otto Weddigen in WW1. During WW2 we sail to war with Otto Kretschmer, Gunther Prien, Fritz-Julius Lemp, Malcolm Wanklyn, Dudley Morton, Richard O'Kane and Sam Dealey. We get involved in the famous fights of Britain's ace submarine-killing escort group leaders Frederic 'Johnny' Walker, Donald Macintyre and Peter Gretton. There is a dive into unconventional submarine warfare, including Japanese midget subs in the notorious Pearl Harbor raid plus British X-craft against the Tirpitz in Arctic waters. Iain Ballantyne plunges readers into famous Enigma machine captures that played a key role in deciding the outcome of WW2. He explains what the Nazis were up to at the end of WW2, pursuing Total Underwater Warfare, partly via the revolutionary Type XXI U-boat. Ballantyne reveals the incredible story of a proposed cruise missile attack on New York and considers the likelihood (or otherwise) of Hitler escaping to South America in a U-boat. The Deadly Trade takes us into the post-WW2 face-off between the Soviets and NATO, the sinking of the Indian frigate INS Khukri by Pakistan's PNS Hangor and attack on the Argentine cruiser ARA Belgrano by HMS Conqueror. The Deadly Trade concludes with today's growing submarine arms race and Putin's 'missile boat diplomacy' along with the use of cruise missiles by the British and Americans to try and decapitate rogue regimes. The Deadly Trade is the perfect companion to Hunter Killers, Iain Ballantyne's real-life Cold War submarine thriller.
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A Measureless Peril

A Measureless Peril

Twenty Million Tons under the Sea: The Daring Capture of the U-505. Naval Institute Press, 2001. Gannon, Michael. Operation Drumbeat: The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-boat Attacks along the American Coast in World WarII.

Author: Richard Snow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416591115

Category: History

Page: 368

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Captures the drama of the battle for the Atlantic during World War II, recreating merciless attacks on passenger lines, merchant ships and Navy vessels by German U-boats, as well as the thrilling cat-and-mouse game between quickly built American destroyers and the lethal U-boats.
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Tin Cans and Greyhounds

Tin Cans and Greyhounds

Gallery, Daniel V., Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea: The Daring Capture of the U-505, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Md., 1956. Gannon, Michael, Black May: The Epic Story of the Allies' Defeat of The German U-Boats in May 1943, ...

Author: Clint Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621577676

Category: History

Page: 320

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For men on destroyer-class warships during World War I and World War II, battles were waged “against overwhelming odds from which survival could not be expected.” Those were the words Lieutenant Commander Robert Copeland calmly told his crew as their tiny, unarmored destroyer escort rushed toward giant, armored Japanese battleships at the Battle off Samar on October 25, 1944. This action-packed narrative history of destroyer-class ships brings readers inside the half-inch-thick hulls to meet the men who fired the ships' guns, torpedoes, hedgehogs, and depth charges. Nicknamed "tin cans" or "greyhounds," destroyers were fast escort and attack ships that proved indispensable to America's military victories. Beginning with destroyers' first incarnation as torpedo boats in 1874 and ending with World War II, author Clint Johnson shares the riveting stories of the Destroyer Men who fought from inside a "tin can"—risking death by cannons, bombs, torpedoes, fire, and drowning. The British invented destroyers, the Japanese improved them, and the Germans failed miserably with them. It was the Americans who perfected destroyers as the best fighting ship in two world wars. Tin Cans & Greyhounds compares the designs of these countries with focus on the old, modified World War I destroyers, and the new and numerous World War II destroyers of the United States. Tin Cans & Greyhounds details how destroyers fought submarines, escorted convoys, rescued sailors and airmen, downed aircraft, shelled beaches, and attacked armored battleships and cruisers with nothing more than a half-inch of steel separating their crews from the dark waves.
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Her Finest Hour Shipbuilding in the Portland Area during World War II

Her Finest Hour  Shipbuilding in the Portland Area during World War II

Gallery, Daniel V. Twenty Million Tons under the Sea: The Daring Capture of the U505. Naval Institute Press: Annapolis, Maryland, 1956. Gardner, W. J. R. Decoding History: The Battle of the Atlantic and Ultra.

Author: Robert La Du

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781683488019

Category: History

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This work describes the monumental accomplishments of the World War II shipyards in Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. Working twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, they built and launched thousands of vessels—Liberty ships, Victory ships, tankers, aircraft carriers, submarine chasers, and many kinds of landing craft—to help defeat the Axis powers and preserve the way of life of the free world. Robert La Du viewed firsthand these activities from his home overlooking shipyards on the Willamette River. His father worked at Albina shipyard, his sister worked at Henry Kaiser's Swan Island shipyard, and he himself, as a high school student, worked nights at Commercial Iron and Steel shipyard. These experiences inform and enhance the pages of Her Finest Hour.
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Patrick N L Bellinger and U S Naval Aviation

Patrick N L  Bellinger and U S  Naval Aviation

Washington : Naval History Division , 1959 ; Daniel V. Gallery , Twenty Million Tons under the Sea : The Submarine War in the Atlantic and the Daring Capture of the U - 505 . Chicago : Regnery , 1956 , 1956 , and We Captured a U - boat ...

Author: Paolo Enrico Coletta

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015019176380

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 467

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Categories: Technology & Engineering

The American Neptune

The American Neptune

GALLERY , D. V. , USN , Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea : The Submarine War in the Atlantic and the daring capture of the U - 505 , 344 pp . $ 5.00 . Chicago , Regnery . HAMPSHIRE , A. C. , Night Run to Sweden : The Story of a Secret ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015036625898

Category: Naval art and science

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A quarterly journal of maritime history.
Categories: Naval art and science