Scholarly studies on the Battle of Midway are prolific, yet few have examined the pivotal role American and Japanese submarines played. Fewer still have challenged the prevailing wisdom held among historians that US airstrikes on vulnerable Japanese fleet carriers marked a turning point in the war, essentially prohibiting Japan from further major naval operations. Midway Submerged presents detailed arguments regarding the tactics employed in the US strategy for the Battle of Midway and effectively argues that submarine warfare played a greater role in the battle’s outcome than previously thought. Through meticulous research, military historian Mark W. Allen examines the tactics, performance records, American and Japanese naval doctrine, and each participating submarine’s actions. He concludes that the Japanese defeat should not be blamed on ineffective submarine tactics; instead, Allen advocates a closer inspection of the overall Japanese strategic plan. Furthermore, he creates a compelling and engaging new argument that Admiral Chester W. Nimitz made an appropriate decision to use submarines defensively. Allen shows that Nimitz correctly used his available assets to defend Midway against a Japanese amphibious assault, reigniting a need for more scholarly debate on this subject. For scholars of military history, this is a worthy and much-needed addition to the body of work on the Battle of Midway.
An Analysis of American and Japanese Submarine Operations at the Battle of
Midway, June 1942 Mark W. Allen. 1. MIDWAY. SUBMERGED: INTRODUCTION.
Midway was the decisive battle.—John A. Adams1 The battle of Midway is one of
Author: Mark W. Allen
The Japanese were in no position to take advantage of the U.S. absence ,
however , because of lack of carrier air cover and the demands of the upcoming
Midway operation . While Japanese naval and army operations in the New
Author: Toni Carrell
Category: Archéologie sous-marine - Micronésie
83, a Joint Resolution Relative to the Establishment of a Naval Petroleum
Reserve in the Submerged Lands Along ... said point being in the southerly
prolongation of said line midway between said sidelines of said Entrance
Channel to the ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Lands and Surveys
Category: Land titles
Kingman Reet : 6 23 N , 162 25 W Midway Islands : 28 12 N , 177 22 W Palmyra
Atoll : 5 53 N , 162 05 W Map references : Oceania Area : total - 6,959.41 sq km ;
emergent land - 22.41 sq km ; submerged - 6,937 sq km Baker Island : total - 129
Author: United States. Central Intelligence Agency
Hawaii's isolation has produced a large number of species found nowhere else in the world. This combination of unusual species and volcanic formations gives the Hawaiian marine environment its distinct appearance.
If the reef continues its growth upward and outward, forming a complete or partial
limestone ring around the submerged island, an atoll is formed. In the
northwestern islands atolls are found at Lisianski Island, Pearl and Hermes Reef,
Author: Ann Fielding
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
For the World War II submariner, every day was a life-or-death trial: going to sea for months at a time; existing in dank, claustrophobic conditions; enduring long stretches of monotonous silence punctuated by adrenaline-spiked episodes of paralyzing fear and victorious elation. It was a duty few men could handle -- and even fewer would survive. This is the true story of those brave men who served and too often died under the ocean surface, written by a man who was there. Edward L. Beach masterfully weaves his gripping experiences aboard the USS Trigger with those of other boats fighting the war in the Pacific. Part action-packed combat chronicle, part testament to the courageous sacrifices made by those who never came back, this is a compelling eyewitness account of the war as few have seen it.
A dispatch addressed for action Trigger said: MAIN IAP LANDING EFFORT
ExPEcrED JUNE srxnr x CLOSE MIDWAY AND PATROL SUBMERGED TWO
MILES OFF SHORE BEARING zEno SIX ZERO. All night long we raced through
Author: Edward L. Beach
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
... the Goths that overthrew Rome . The Goths simply plundered the World's Fair
grounds after the exhibition had been closed . Out of the debris of both the Court
of Honor and the Midway Plaisance they 2-2 THE SUBMERGED CENTURIES . II.
Author: David Swing
The ultimate reference book on the war that changed the world. Over 3000 fact-packed entries in an easy-to-use A-Z format. A full who's who of World War II: features over 500 personalities, from warlords to combat heroes.
Submerged displacement 49 . 33 tons . Japanese by appearing closer to Midway
than submerged . Type D , built 1944 - 45 , was a larger craftexpected . Both
forces launched aircraft , and Type Molch was a 10 . 75 - ton one - man Powered
Author: Bryan Perrett
Category: World War
DEPTH SEA LEVEL 100 500 R 200 EXPLANATION 300 -1000 R PETROLOGY
OF BASALT CORES , MIDWAY ATOLL B3 ... This conclusion is supported by
Moore's ( 1965 ) instead of a core bit . findings on the submerged slopes of
An account of this crucial campaign in the Pacific theatre
Several carried midget submarines ( 46 tons , 19 knots submerged , and armed
with two 18 - inch torpedoes ) which were first introduced in 1938 . Several were
used at Pearl Harbor with negligible results . The I - boat was the most important
Author: Jack Greene
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Figure 12 , which shows the nozzle Mach number variation with area ratio for
circumferential nozzle stations directly behind the grain lobes and midway
between the grain lobes on the forward surface of the nozzle , indicated that , in
The American fleet submarine may well have been the single most successful naval weapon of World War II. While the submarine forces never made up more than 2% of the Navy, submarines sank more than half of all Japanese tonnage sunk during the war in the Pacific. One of the most successful boats, U.S.S. Wahoo was credited with sinking 20 enemy ships for a total of 60,038 tons. This volume, the first in a projected series, contains the text of the actual reports submitted by her two commanders, Marvin G. Kennedy and Dudley W. Morton.
( P ) MILES STEAMED - FUEL USED Pearl Harbor to Midway Midway to Area In
Area Surface Submerged Area to Pearl 1,219 2,117 808 236 3,430 ( Q ) FUEL
OIL EXPENDED Midway to Area In Area From Area to Midway 23,890 gals .
Author: J. T. McDaniel
Category: Submarines (Ships)
This is an in-depth study of the battle of Midway that reviews the many previous accounts and compares their accuracy and veracity with fresh documentation that has been released recently, including some new material on the postwar analysis made by a select committee. There are new viewpoints on the muddle among the US Admirals; the total failure of the USAAF, despite elaborate claims; views on a whitewash of Admiral Nimitz and others; fresh thinking on the part played by the US Navy Dauntless dive-bombers in the action; the mystery of the battleship Saratoga's presence; Hollywood's totally wrong take on the battle in all the films since made about it; some new eyewitness material the author has obtained and information from Japanese sources not previously used.
Moreover , those employed at Midway were not His command , his first , was the
old , large but refurbished the best in ... on 4 June , Brockman was submerged on
course of 355feet , were actually the largest American submarines 040 degrees ...
Author: Peter Charles Smith
Publisher: Pen & Sword
Dive sites at Midway feature dramatic underwater structures and highly unusual
species such as the odd - looking Morwong , gigantic squirrelfish , lobsters ,
Dragon Morays , Knife Jaws and the rare , endemic Masked Angelfish . The
She was 381 feet long , displaced 4,080 shot , it would take our great clumsy
mine - laying submatons submerged , and ... Fenno ) as Midway Defense Group
7.2 di followed immediately with the information that direct rected a submerged
Category: Naval history
Acreage offered equalled 56 , 862 acres - - 41 , 500 acres were submerged lands
north of Prudhoe Bay near Midway Islands and approximately 15 , 500 acres
included both submerged lands in the Flaxman Island - Canning River area and
Author: United States. Minerals Management Service. Alaska OCS Region
Category: Continental shelf
Western Texas was dry land during this stage , although eastern Texas ,
Louisiana , Mississippi , and western Alabama were submerged . The Midway
seas advanced up the Mississippi embayment as far as southern Illinois ( Figure
243 ) .
Author: Horace Gardiner Richards
Publisher: New York : Ronald Press Company
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Continuing northwest from Midway Island , submerged seamounts have the
same alignment as the island chain from Midway to Hawaii . At about 188° W
longitude and 30° N latitude , an abrupt change in 126 The Origin of Ocean
Author: Harold V. Thurman
Publisher: Merrill Publishing Company
The wily submarine captain evidently had jumped to top submerged battery
speed , perhaps to the limit of eight or nine miles per hour and for only one hour ,
as the depth bombing was taking place , then had surfaced , shifted to diesel
Author: William Ward Smith
Category: Midway, Battle of
O Midway Trackendpoint is at 1825,7June 1942, entering — Moway shipchannel.
Figure 2. NAUTILUS raw DR track. Note that the track end point is some distance
from Midway Island, the known end point of the mission. i KAGA Torpedoed ...
Category: Naval architecture