Originally printed in 1946 at the order of Vice Admiral Lockwood, United States Submarine Losses memorializes the 374 officers and 3131 men lost at sea between 1941 and 1945. It also chronicles the gallantry of these men, who under the most difficult conditions possible, performed critical missions and decimated Japan's merchant fleet.
"To those whose contribution meant the loss of sons, brothers or husbands in this war," Admiral Lockwood noted in a speech given on Navy Day, 1945, "I can assure you that they went down fighting and that their brothers who survived them took a grim toll of our savage enemy to avenge their deaths. May God rest their gallant souls."
This book is a testament to all those, living and dead, who served in the Silent Service in WWII. This edition features the entire original text and includes an official appendix of Axis submarine losses.