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U.S. Submarines Since 1945: An Illustrated Design History

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U.S. Submarines Since 1945: An Illustrated Design History

U.S. Submarines Since 1945: An Illustrated Design History By Norman Friedman
Publisher: Naval Institute Press 1994 | 280 Pages | ISBN: 1557502609 | PDF | 41 MB


Like Friedman's other books on US warship design, his description of the play between evolving doctrine, organizational imperatives and technical issues to arrive at each class of submarine gives the reader insight not just in what a ship became but also _why_ a ship became. I was a plank owner (original crew) of a SSN-637 class submarine in the early seventies. It was fasinating to see _why_ my ship was built and what her predecessors and successors became. Being interested in Naval Science without being a professional practitioner, Friedman's book hits just the right level of technical detail. This is _not_ a buff book. It is a serious effort to document the design evolution of (mostly) nuclear submarines.


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