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  • 11 February 2019
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Free read ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free · Peter Maas Peter Maas · 2 Read & download Free read The Terrible Hours The Greatest Submarine Rescue in History Ore their ultimate fate would depend upon one man US Navy officer Charles Swede Momsen an extraordinary combination of visionary scientist and man of action In this thrilling true narrative prize winning auth. This was an interesting and at times very exciting and harrowing story It was also uite dry at times The beginning was so filled with names and titles that it was hard to keep track of Once the accident happens it gets much better but was still written in a matter of fact and unemotional way While I felt terrible for all involved I never really got attached to them I like non fiction better when it reads like fiction Still I m glad I read thisI learned a lot about submarines and deep sea diving and a lot of the changes that came about due to this historic incident

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Free read ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free · Peter Maas Peter Maas · 2 Read & download Free read The Terrible Hours The Greatest Submarine Rescue in History Or Peter Maas brings us in the vivid detail a moment by moment account of the disaster and the man at its center Could he actually pluck those men from a watery grave Or had all his pioneering work been in va. This book is an actual historical account of real Navy action on and under the sea in 1939 I always wondered about the Navy Dive Tables that we used when I was SCUBA diving In this book you can get an idea of the sacrifice that went into creating those tablesThe rescuers of the trapped submariners aboard the Sualus were mostly healthy young men They dove in heavy canvas suits with helmets on tight using compressed air until the advent of a heliumoxygen mix At 250 feet these young men suffered nitrogen narcosis and struggled to do simple tasks in the few minutes they were allowed to stay at depth There were some close calls but in over 600 dives no deaths IncredibleThe development of the technology to save submarine crews came just in time for WWII Charles Swede Momsen leader and architect of the rescue system went on to distinguish himself in several different areas of naval activity He was a man with a driving curiosity to understand how things worked and how to make them better from dive tables to torpedoes that refused to explode he couldn t leave a problem unsolved no matter the risk in the solution Peter Maas has written some engaging books including Serpico and King of the Gypsies In this one he turns the dry and crusty pages of Navy records and a personal diary into a gripping tale My father used to watch episodes of Victory at Sea over and over Peter Maas takes us back to the sea and under it and makes us feel every wave Hold your breath

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Free read ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free · Peter Maas Peter Maas · 2 Read & download Free read The Terrible Hours The Greatest Submarine Rescue in History On the eve of World War II the Sualus America's newest submarine plunged into the North Atlantic Miraculously thirty three crew members still survived While their loved ones waited in unbearable tension on sh. The hero of this book Charles Swede Momsen is one of the most inspiring figures I have read about in ages Momsen s distinguished career started in the late 20s He was a US Navy submariner and diver unlike nearly all his colleagues he felt that when accidents occurred on submarines there should be some way to rescue the trapped sailors The prevailing wisdom was that there was nothing to be done in these cases and one just had to accept it as an inevitable risk Momsen had been present at two disasters where submarines had sunk in relatively shallow water and everyone had drowned He was distressed by what he had seen and became increasingly sure that there must be a solutionOperating mostly on his own Momsen first pioneered a novel breathing device the Momsen lung which allowed a crew member to leave a downed submarine and make his way to the surface There were many technical problems you could run out of air be attacked by the bends if you came up too uickly or be killed by the internal pressure if you held your breath and ended up with a chestful of expanding gas Momsen tested many different designs all of them on himself and risked his life dozens of times as he worked out the kinks in the idea He finally produced a version which allowed a safe ascent from a depth of 200 feet and gave a public demonstration in the Potomac river When it was reported in the papers some senior Naval officials had not previously heard about his work Far from being pleased they were outraged by what they saw as his insubordination in not going through appropriate channels The Momsen lung was just the first of Momsen s many brilliant ideas He was doubtful that it would be sufficient when the water was too deep or too cold and in parallel developed a diving bell which could be lowered down to a stranded submarine and pick up crew members though an escape hatch Momsen s superiors grudgingly admitted that it was a breakthrough but thought they had a score to settle after the supposed insubordination in the earlier project they spitefully insisted on naming the rescue bell after another member of the project and giving him the greater part of the credit It says a lot about Momsen s dedication that he only admitted many years later how hurt he was by this petty piece of interdepartmental politicsAlthough several examples of Momsen s rescue bells were built they had never been tested in a real situation Then in May 1939 a new sub the Sualus suddenly sank during initial testing 33 men were trapped on board at a depth of over 240 feet Momsen immediately flew to the scene mobilizing a bell and some of his best divers He coordinated every aspect of the rescue mission which was extremely difficult and hazardous and got everyone up without loss of a single life it was rather like an underwater version of Apollo 13 The Navy was not content and wanted to know why the Sualus had sunk Momsen then also led the salvage operation where his men had to make over 600 dives He successfully brought the boat up to the surface and got it towed to a dry dock Once again there were innumerable problems but not one of Momsen s divers even suffered serious injuryAs the title suggests the book focuses on the Sualus rescue but some of Momsen s later exploits are if anything even impressive During World War II a new type of torpedo had been issued to Pacific Fleet submarines and it rapidly became clear to everyone who used them that there was a serious design flaw When the torpedo was fired at a target broadside on it would often not explode the submariners were forced to unlearn their training and attack at an angle where the target presented a smaller cross section and was correspondingly harder to hit Senior Naval officers refused to admit that the issue existed but Momsen acuired a batch of torpedoes and carried out tests where he fired them directly at a cliff face Sure enough a torpedo refused to explode just as the submariners had said Momsen salvaged the unexploded torpedo which contained 600 pounds of TNT and personally cut it open to see what had gone wrong He was able to pinpoint the mechanical problem and localize it to a firing pin which was a millimeter or so too long Within a few weeks all the remaining torpedoes had been modified by having their firing pins trimmed and they functioned perfectly for the rest of the war Well And I sometimes get annoyed because third party software doesn t work as advertised or my superiors are insufficiently appreciative of my efforts Puts things in perspective doesn t it As I said a truly inspiring story Gun Meister Online newest submarine plunged into the North Atlantic Miraculously thirty three crew members still survived While their loved ones waited in unbearable tension on sh. The hero of this book Charles Swede Momsen is one of the most inspiring figures I have read about in ages Momsen s distinguished career started in the late 20s He was a US Navy submariner and diver unlike The Spectacle of Flight – Aviation and the WesternImagination 1920–1950 nearly all his colleagues he felt that when accidents occurred on submarines there should be some way to rescue the trapped sailors The prevailing wisdom was that there was European State Aid and Tax Rulings nothing to be done in these cases and one just had to accept it as an inevitable risk Momsen had been present at two disasters where submarines had sunk in relatively shallow water and everyone had drowned He was distressed by what he had seen and became increasingly sure that there must be a solutionOperating mostly on his own Momsen first pioneered a What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Children's Vaccinations novel breathing device the Momsen lung which allowed a crew member to leave a downed submarine and make his way to the surface There were many technical problems you could run out of air be attacked by the bends if you came up too uickly or be killed by the internal pressure if you held your breath and ended up with a chestful of expanding gas Momsen tested many different designs all of them on himself and risked his life dozens of times as he worked out the kinks in the idea He finally produced a version which allowed a safe ascent from a depth of 200 feet and gave a public demonstration in the Potomac river When it was reported in the papers some senior Naval officials had Climate Economics not previously heard about his work Far from being pleased they were outraged by what they saw as his insubordination in Le Vagabond des limbes , Tome 2 : L'empire des soleils noirs not going through appropriate channels The Momsen lung was just the first of Momsen s many brilliant ideas He was doubtful that it would be sufficient when the water was too deep or too cold and in 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serious design flaw When the torpedo was fired at a target broadside on it would often Low-Carb Paleo Recipes for Big Flavor and Skinny Budget not explode the submariners were forced to unlearn their training and attack at an angle where the target presented a smaller cross section and was correspondingly harder to hit Senior Naval officers refused to admit that the issue existed but Momsen acuired a batch of torpedoes and carried out tests where he fired them directly at a cliff face Sure enough a torpedo refused to explode just as the submariners had said Momsen salvaged the unexploded torpedo which contained 600 pounds of TNT and personally cut it open to see what had gone wrong He was able to pinpoint the mechanical problem and localize it to a firing pin which was a millimeter or so too long Within a few weeks all the remaining torpedoes had been modified by having their firing pins trimmed and they functioned perfectly for the rest of the war Well And I sometimes get annoyed 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