About the Book
This is our new expanded edition, representing a number of corrections, rewrites, and additional explanations and discussions, of submarine life and operation aboard a Sturgeon-class submarine during the height of the Cold War. Literally dozens of retired submarine veterans have weighed in with their suggestions for improving or clarifying the narrative since we first went to press in January 2018. More than 50 pages longer than its predecessor, this version offers greater insights in various aspects of submarine operation, a more detailed "walk-through" of Frank's boat, the USS Seahorse (SSN-669), more historical perspectives on some of the key submarines leading up to the Sturgeon class, and a few more stories from the sea--both serious and humorous. All together, this edition represents many hundreds of hours of work to compile old memories and keep the same accessible format. You'll feel like you've spent an evening talking with Frank over a few beers, while he relates his story and the fascinating inside world of an American attack submarine. Written for both veterans and civilians, the language is clear, and no prior military knowledge is necessary to enjoy the story. Packed with more than 50 historic photos, all heavily annotated, as well as a glossary of sub "lingo", this is a volume that you and and your family will treasure for years to come. Plus, your purchase will generate an automatic $10 donation to the US Submarine Veterans Inc. scholarship fund; the authors do not profit at all from this philanthropic venture. Thank you!