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Book about USS Tunny (SS-282)

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    Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 10:41am
I am in receipt of a book about USS Tunny.  The book is large, weighing in at nearly 4 pounds and is the most complete book about a single boat I have ever seen.  It, in my opinion, sets the goal to which every author of a boat's history should ascribe. 

It is available at http://www.olszewskienterprises.com/.  Maybe a bit pricey but extremely well done.

Mr. Olszewski was a yeoman aboard the boat in the time of diesel boat WesPac cruises and Tunny's stationing in Subic Bay. He spent ten years researching, interviewing, corresponding with and obtaining the stories of the crew.  It has a good yeoman's eye for detail and ability to organize.  The book has first hand sea stories 'from the deck plates', from the wardroom and the CPO's.  The stories bring to my old wrinkled memory WesPac at its finest.  I made two trips aboard USS Sterlet in the mid 60s but recognize the places and events as if they were on my own boat.  Included are the Tunny's wartime career and her conflict with the USS Ronquil over the Ronquill's mascot Panther.  He has many photos and voluminous text.  I noted that in the photos were many folks I seemed to recognize.  (Did we all look the same or is it just in our eyes after 55 years?)

I liked the book and it will be well read by me as I 'relive' old times even if they were not on my boat.




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