Submarine Commander Author:Ben Bryant Teh command of a submarine in wartime requires mastery of a group of varied skills,courage of a high order and the ability to make quick decisions. — Ben Bryant clearly explains all of the technicalities involved in commanding a submarine. He explains why the World War II submaring was a more efficient fighting unit when on the surface than when... more » submerged; and how he was able to average ten tons of enemy shipping for every sixteen-pound round fired from his three-inch gun.
The submarine, particularly in WWII, was a very versatile weapon. Submarines were used as torpedo boats, gun boats, minelayers, troop carriers, store carriers, tankers, navigational beacons to guide surface vessels, rescue stations for aircraft flying over the sea, reconnaissance units, survey ships, convoy escorts, anti-submarine vessels, power stations to supply electric current to shore installations, and for landing and taking off agents on enemy soil.« less