Torpedo!

  • Title: Torpedo!
  • Author: Harry Homewood
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Torpedo The USS Sharkfin was twelve hours out of the Strait of Gibraltar on course degrees true destination New London The men on sonar watch weren t listening for the approach of an enemy They were prim
    The USS Sharkfin was twelve hours out of the Strait of Gibraltar on course 278 degrees true, destination New London The men on sonar watch weren t listening for the approach of an enemy They were primarily concerned with the sonar search patterns that were being beamed out ahead and to each side of the submarine s bow There was a chance that the sonar operators might haThe USS Sharkfin was twelve hours out of the Strait of Gibraltar on course 278 degrees true, destination New London The men on sonar watch weren t listening for the approach of an enemy They were primarily concerned with the sonar search patterns that were being beamed out ahead and to each side of the submarine s bow There was a chance that the sonar operators might have heard the whining, high pitched noise of a torpedo racing up the submarine s wake but it was a remote chance The Sharkfin s big seven bladed propeller was turning fast enough to drive the huge submarine at a steady twenty knots, making just enough noise to almost muffle any sound that came from directly astern The torpedo zeroed in on the spinning propeller and exploded with a roar.The stricken submarine shuddered and slowed, its interior utterly still, filled with water, as the Sharkfin coasted downward on a long, planing descent into the black sea.It was an unprovoked attack, a deliberate act of aggression When Vice Admiral Mike Brannon of the U.S Navy received word that the wreck of the Sharkfin had been found, with a gaping hole in its stern, he could only conclude that the Soviets had, without warning, attacked and destroyed a U.S nuclear submarine He could not let the incident pass unretaliated Yet whatever steps he took, he risked leading the two superpowers into a state of war If he informed the President, it might take weeks for Congress to take action too long Whatever response was to be made, it had to be made decisively and immediately.Harry Homewood, author of Final Harbor and Silent Sea, has written a novel of mounting tension a story of today s naval superpowers locked in a deadly battle that brings an unknowing world to the brink of nuclear holocaust.Harry Homewood was a qualified submariner before he was seventeen years old, having lied to the Navy about his age, and serving in a little S boat in the old Asiatic Fleet After Pearl Harbor he reenlisted and made eleven war patrols in the Southwest Pacific He later became Chicago Bureau Chief for Newsweek, chief editorial writer for the Chicago Sun Times, and for eleven years had his own weekly news program syndicated to thirty two PBS television stations.

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    About Harry Homewood


    1. Harry Homewood was a qualified submariner before he was seventeen years old, having lied to the U.S Navy about his age He served in a little S boat in the old Asiatic Fleet After Pearl Harbor, he re enlisted and made eleven war patrols in the Southwest Pacific.After the war, Homewood became Chicago Bureau Chief for Newsweek magazine, chief editorial writer for the Chicago Sun Times, and for eleven years had his own weekly news program syndicated to 43 PBS television stations Homewood was the author of 6 books and lived with his wife in Tucson, Arizona, until his death in 1984.


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    1. This book goes further in Mike Brannon's career. There is a lot more politics, but plenty of suspense as well, but not much in the way of battle scenes since WW II ended in book II.The question to ponder is if you are one of the two big boys on the block as far as military might is concerned, when do you flex your muscle? As you develop more high tech weapons that have no means to legitimately test except in battlefield, how do you resist the urge to test themor do you? Think about that as you r [...]

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    2. Incredible Story!As a self proclaimed student of WW II, I really enjoyed the first two books I read by Mr. Homewood, and thought I'd take a chance and read his third book, "Torpedo". I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone who likes War Stories. I would like to be able to ask the author the reason he made a point of putting two officers in his first two books who were obviously Jewish, the sonarman who went down with the sub whose name I believe was Cohen, the rabbinical student, and [...]

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    3. Cold War revisitedGood story on the cold way, keeps you turning (virtual) pages. Story like a little improbable but it's fiction right.

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    4. Great book.With the time to read. Enjoyed the entire series of books. You will not be disappointed in reading these books.

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