Simsadus; London. The American Navy In Europe: London (1920)

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byJohn Langdon Leighton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VIII THE SUBMARINES OFF THE AMERICAN COAST ON May 2, 1918, Admiral Sims sent a cable to the Navy Department with the information that the U-151 was en route to America and might be expected to reach the Coast about May 24. It will be recalled, that in a previous discussion, as to the advisability of sending the majority of patrol boats on the American Coast to Europe in the Summer of 1917, it was pointed out that there was no likelihood that submarines would attempt a trip to the American Coast for some time to come. This statement was based on the argument that it was much more profitable for submarines to operate around the British Isles where shipping was congested, than along an extensive coastline, such as that between Newfoundland and Florida. In the latter part of April, Admiral von Capelle, Chief of the German Admiralty, apparently decided to send submarines to the American Coast. The significance of this new submarine policy will be discussed at the end of the chapter. On May 15 the U-151 was in 340 00' North, and 560 00' West,* and ten days later the news was spread broadcast throughout the United States that a submarine was off the Eastern Coast, and so it was. From then on until September 1st, submarines were operating off our Coast. There were four of them in all; the UK-156 arrived on July 1st, the U-140 was the third, arriving on July 26, and the U-117 arrived on August 8. * About 900 miles from Cape Cod. The UK-156 first revealed itself not far from Nantucket Light, and on the night of July 3d off Long Island, laid mines which sank the U. S. S. "San Diego" the following day. It then proceeded North by way of Chatham and Cape Cod to the shores of Nova Scotia; from here it turned South, and then turned North again towards Newfoundland and started f...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VIII THE SUBMARINES OFF THE AMERICAN COAST ON May 2, 1918, Admiral Sims sent a cable to the Navy Department with the information that...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217875823

ISBN - 13:9780217875820

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