Through Hell And Deep Water – By Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, Jr., and Colonel Hans Christian Adamson



“THROUGH HELL And DEEP WATER” By Charles A. Lockwood, Jr. USN (Ret.) and Hans Christian Adamson, USAF (Ret.). From the authors of “Hellcats of the Sea.” The definitive work on the famed American Submarine USS Harder (SS-257). Harder’s only skipper was Commander ‘Sam’ Dealey of Dallas, Texas. Dealey earned the title ‘Destroyer Killer’ after sinking five Japanese destroyers during one of his many successful Pacific patrols. For his amazing achievements Dealey was decorated with four Navy Crosses. In August 1944 Harder was lost with all hands––Commander Dealey was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. Originally published in hardback in 1956. This is the only Bantam Paperback edition, from 1991 and now perhaps the most scarce to find! 329 pages, with many illustrations and 3 maps. Complete USS Harder crew roster and an appendix.

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The Authors:

Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, Jr. USN (Ret.): Born in 1890, Lockwood graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1912. In 1914, he entered the submarine service and spent most of 39 years in submersibles. As a Three-Star Vice Admiral, Lockwood was Commander Submarines, Pacific (ComSubPac) in World War II. He has written the story of our Pacific submarine operations in his widely read “Sink ‘Em All.” He coauthors several other books with Col Hans Christian Adamson, USAF (Ret.), including “Hellcats of the Sea” and “Zoomies, Subs and Zeros.”

Colonel Hans Christian Adamson, USAF, (Ret.): Like his coauthor, Charles Lockwood, Col Hans Adamson was also born in 1890. In 1942, Adamson was on a flight over the Pacific in a B-17 Flying Fortress. Off course and running low on fuel the 4-engine bomber was forced to ditch in the sea. Among the crew was famed World War I fighter ace, 52 year old Captain Eddie Rickenbacker and six others. The men drifted on rubber rafts for 23 days before being rescued. As Chief of the USAF Personnel Narrative Office, Colonel Adamson directed the collection and writing of all the human interest history of the Army Air Force in all theaters of war––frequently under most hazardous conditions. He coauthors several other books with Vice Admiral Charles Lockwood, USN (Ret.), including “Through Hell And Deep Water” and “Hell At 50 Fathoms.”


Other books of interest:

Combat Patrol

The Destroyer Killer

Final Dive

The Last Patrol

Return From The River Kwai

The Silent Service

Silent Victory

Submarine Commander

Sub Duty

Undersea Victory

U.S. Submarine Losses


Wake of the Wahoo

War Fish


Other books by Charles A. Lockwood, Jr:

Down To The Sea In Subs

Hell At 50 Fathoms

Hellcats Of The Sea

Sink ‘Em All

Through Hell And Deep Water

Tragedy At Honda

Zoomies Subs And Zeros

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