During NATO exercises, the French Navy unveils Le Vigilant, a nuclear submarine so advanced that it can elude any radar system in the water. But France’s maritime marvel is about to become its own worst enemy. A band of Algerian terrorists has hijacked Le Vigilant. They mean to wipe Paris and every major French city off the face of the earth—and then turn their missiles against the great Satans.
This is a story about military life on a nuclear submarine. It is about a young man coming of age doing a complex job in a complex environment. The story explores authoritarian, philosophical, playful, hierarchical relationships with one to one, one to group, group to one backdrops.
The setting is the USS Sculpin (SSN 590), a real 'Fast Attack' submarine. The era is in the 1960's.
One ship could revolutionize submarine warfare as we know it: the USS Snare. A robotic combat sub carrying no crew, the Snare has proven unbeatable in sea trials. And now it has fallen into the hands of an unseen enemy.
The Snare’s first casualty: the nuclear sub carrying the son of former admiral Michael Pacino. Pacino reenters the game in a high-tech underwater battle unlike any before.
… some said it was justifiable grand larceny!
Successful businessman Joseph Schiffer has one last burning desire before his retirement – to level the playing field between the Swiss banks, and disfranchised Jewish clients both dead and alive. With like-minded colleagues, all with special skills, are honed to pull off the most outrageous heist the Swiss banking fraternity has ever known.
Britain established in 1940 the first national nuclear weapons program in the world, and this gave Britain credibility in participating in the U.S.-led Manhattan Project during World War II. Despite the interruption in U.S.-U.K. nuclear cooperation in 1946-1958 owing to the McMahon Act, since 1958 the United States and the United Kingdom have worked closely in the nuclear domain.
U. S. Captain Steve Cooper and Russian Admiral Leonid Gorshin were the very best their countries had to offer the field of nuclear submarines. They were professional. Expert. Confident. In control. But above all, they were rivals. So when the U.S.S.R. manufactured the biggest, sleekest, most advanced submarine to date, Cooper grudgingly phoned his congratulations to Gorshin.
A manned expedition to Mars nearing the end of its journey encounters a nuclear submarine that mysteriously appears on the planet. It is up to the crew of the Victoria Rover to undertake a rescue and avert both an international and interplanetary tragedy.
Discover the fascinating stories and history of the U.S. Navy nuclear program. With five official histories and reports, this unique compilation provides a stunning, richly detailed overview of all aspects of this amazing story.