The Bedford Incident Author:Mark Rascovich The powerful novel about the relentless hunt by the American destroyer U. S. S. Bedford for a Soviet submarine - — "Bridge from CIC! We have a hard contact! Request permission to start echo-ranging!" — "Granted!" Finlander yelled in a spontaneous flash of wild elation. "Boys, we've got him! Got him cold two miles inside Greenland waters!" — He shov... more »ed his fisherman's cap to the back of his head. The smile was still there, but turned grim, and his voice because businesslike as he started issuing orders:
"Buck! Tell CIC to lock on and track! Have Fire Control start feeding target data to the systems! OOD! Keep out of the ice and conn the ship to intercept any attempt to break for the open sea! Yeoman! Take down this message for immediate transmission!"
CODE DOUBLE A MOST URGENT AND IMMEDIATE ACTION TO COMAD, NATONAV
HAVE FLUSHED SOVIET RUSSIAN SUBMARINE CONDUCTING MILITARY RECONNAISSANCE INSIDE, REPEAT INSIDE, GREENLAND-DANISH TERRITORIAL WATERS, POSITION SIXTEEN MILES NORTH HELVIGSTADT BAY, STOP. REQUEST IMMEDIATE AUTHORITY TO CHALLENGE AND INTERDICT, STOP.
This book is said to be based on Moby Dick, but Moby Dick is a Russian sub being chased by an American destroyer. It was made into a movie that is also a classic.« less