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By Bill Jopes

ISBN-10: 0738806242

ISBN-13: 9780738806242

ISBN-10: 0738806250

ISBN-13: 9780738806259

it is a tale of the ocean education and repair in the course of international battle II of 2 Cadet Midshipmen of the us service provider Marine Corps. basically approximately six thousand cadets have been knowledgeable through the conflict, a state of affairs which left those males mostly unknown and unidentifiable while on depart. The uniform used to be a lot kind of like a army midshipmans uniform and used to be marked with a USNR logo. The cadet used to be, in reality, a midshipman within the U.S. army Reserve. the aim of the corps was once to provide officials for the service provider ships being equipped at a quick cost for the warfare attempt. there has been a possibility of there being extra ships than there have been crews to sail them. The speeded up curriculum passed through by means of those males was once designed for 3 months easy education, six months sea responsibility and 6 months on the service provider Marine Academy at Kings aspect, long island. Upon commencement, a 3rd mate or 3rd engineers license was once issued. close to the tip of the conflict the ultimate education on the academy was once prolonged to at least one 12 months. After the struggle, this turned a full-time four-year application just like that at Annapolis.This is a narrative average of that of any U.S. service provider send in the course of wartime. It explores the issues because of untrained crews, omitted protection principles, boredom, chance, and storms. even if, the lads of the Yamhill lead whatever of a renegade lifestyles no longer frequently skilled in operating in convoy around the Atlantic. the truth that this voyage lasted approximately a 12 months, touring midway world wide on my own, working in the entire struggle zones, vacationing seventeen overseas ports, and present process a number of exciting adventures offers this tale might be a bit additional power. for instance, there's a day-long conflict with a eastern submarine. The spectacle of a sluggish, plodding service provider tanker out-dueling a jap guy o warfare in a one-on-one engagement places it excessive within the chronicles of service provider marine battles with the enemy. For present-day sailors who may perhaps ask yourself approximately lifestyles at sea on board a service provider send in the course of international warfare II, this ebook supplies a glance into the prior and an acquaintance with the wartime service provider marine. should you have been there, it is going to convey again the thoughts which may be quick fading away.

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