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This bibliography is provided for the information of everyone inquiring about submarines. Titles appearing on this list does not indicate endorsement by the U. S. Navy.

Non-Fiction–Early Years

Alden, John Doughty. The Fleet Submarine in the U.S. Navy: A Design & Construction History. Naval Institute Press, 1979.

Bak, Richard. The CSS Hunley: The Greatest Undersea Adventure of the Civil War. Taylor Publishing Company, 1999.

Campbell, R. Thomas. The CSS H. L. Hunley: Confederate Submarine. Burd Street Press, 1999.

Edwards, Kenneth. We Dive at Dawn. The Reilly & Lee Company, 1941.

Everitt, Don & Holmes, Harry. K Boats: Steam-Powered Submarines in World War I. Naval Institute Press, 1999.

Friedman, Norman and Christley, Jim. U.S. Submarines Through 1945: An Illustrated Design History. Naval Institute Press, 1995.

Jameson, William. The Most Formidable Thing; the Story of the Submarine From its Earliest Days to the End of World War I. R. Hart-Davis, 1965.

Lake, Simon. Submarine: The Autobiography of Simon Lake as Told to Herbert Corey. D. Appleton-Century Company, Incorporated, 1938.

Maas, Peter. The Terrible Hours: The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in History. Thorndike Press, 2000.

Morris, Richard Knowles. John P. Holland, 1841-1914: Inventor of the Modern Submarine. University of South Carolina Press, 1998.

Parsons, William Barclay. Robert Fulton and the Submarine. Colombia University Press, 1922.

Perry, Milton F. Infernal Machines: The Story of Confederate Submarine and Mine Warfare. Louisiana State University Press, 1985.

Poluhowich, John J. Argonaut: The Submarine Legacy of Simon Lake. Texas A&M University Press, 1999.

Ragan, Mark K. The Hunley: Submarines, Sacrifice, and Success in the Civil War. Narwhal Press Incorporated, 1999.

Ragan, Mark K. Union and Confederate Submarine Warfare in the Civil War. Savas Publishing Company, 1999.

Roland, Alex. Underwater Warfare in the Age of Sail. Indiana University Press, 1978.

Schafer, Louis. Confederate Underwater Warfare: An Illustrated History. McFarland & Co., 1996.

Stafford, Edward P. The Far and the Deep. Putnam, 1967.

Weir, Gary E. Building American Submarines, 1914-1940. Government Printing Office, 1991.

Non-Fiction–World War II

Blair, Clay. Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan. Lippincott, 1975.

Calvert, James F. Silent Running: My Years on a World War II Attack Submarine. John Wiley & Sons, 1997.

Carmer, Carl L. The Jesse James of the Java Sea. Toronto, Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated, 1945.

Conner, Claude C. Nothing Friendly in the Vicinity: My Patrols on the Submarine USS Guardfish During WWII. Savas Publishing, 1999.

Cope, Harley F. & Karig, Walter. Battle Submerged; Submarine Fighters of World War II. Norton, 1951.

Dingman, Roger. Ghost of War: The Sinking of the Awa Maru and Japanese-American Relations, 1945-1995. Naval Institute Press, 1997.

Cressman, Robert J. Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Naval Institute Press, 2000.

Fluckey, Eugene B. Thunder Below! The USS Barb Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II. University of Illinois Press, 1997.

Galantin, I. J. Take Her Deep; A Submarine Against Japan in World War 2. Pocket Books, 1992.

Gannon, Robert. Hellions of the Deep: The Development of American Torpedoes in World War II. Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996.

Gugliotta, Bobette. Pigboat 39: An American Sub Goes to War. University Press of Kentucky, 1984.

Holmes, Harry. The Last Patrol. Naval Institute Press, 1994.

Hoyt, Edwin P. Bowfin: The True Story of a Fabled Fleet Submarine in World War II, Burford Books, 1998.

Hoyt, Edwin P. Submarines at War: The History of the American Silent Service. Stein and Day, 1983.

Huchthausen, Peter; Kurdin, Igor & White, R. Alan. Hostile Waters. St. Martin’s Press, 1997.

Kaplan, Philip & Currie, Jack. Wolfpack - U-Boats at War 1939-1945. Aurum Press, Ltd., 1997.

Kemp, Paul. Midget Submarines of the Second World War (Chatham Pictorial Histories). Chatham Publishing, 1999.

Kimmett, Larry & Regis, Margaret. U.S. Submarines in World War II: An Illustrated History. Navigator Publishing, 1996.

Lanigan, Richard J. Kangaroo Express: The Epic Story of the Submarine Growler with Recollections by "Skipper" Arnold Schade. RJL Express Publications, 1998.

Lavo, Carl. Back from the Deep: The Strange Story of the Sister Subs Squalus and Sculpin, (Bluejacket Books). Naval Institute Press, 1994.

Lockwood, Charles A. & Adamson, Hans C. Hellcats of the Sea. Greenberg, 1955.

Lockwood, Charles A. & Adamson, Hans C. Through Hell and Deep Water; the Stirring Story of the Navy's Deadly Submarine, the USS Harder, Under the Command of Sam Dealey, Destroyer Killer!. Greenberg, 1956.

Lowder, Hughston E and Scott, Jack. Batfish, the Champion "Submarine-killer" Submarine of World War II. Prentice-Hall, 1980.

McCants, William. War Patrols of the USS Flasher: the True Story of One of America’s Greatest Submarines, Officially Credited with Sinking the Most Japanese Shipping in World War II. Professional Press, 1994.

McLeod, Grover. Sub Duty. Manchester Press, 1986.

Mendenhall,Corwin. Submarine Diary. Naval Institute Press, 1995.

Mendenhall, Corwin & Galatin, I. J. Submarine Diary: The Silent Stalking of Japan. Naval Institute Press, 1995.

Morison, Samuel Eliot. Coral Sea Midway and Submarine Actions: History of the United States Naval Operations in World War Two. Little Brown & Company, 1996.

O'Kane, Richard H. Wahoo: The Patrols of America's Most Famous WWII Submarine. Presidio Press, 1996.

O'Kane, Richard H. Clear the Bridge!: The War Patrols of the USS Tang. Presidio Press, 1997.

Padfield, Peter. War Beneath the Sea: Submarine Conflict During World War II. John Wiley & Sons, 1998.

Rohwer, Jurgen. Allied Submarine Attacks of World War Two: European Theatre of Operations, 1939-1945. Naval Institute Press, 1999.

Roscoe, Theodore. United States Submarine Operations in World War II. Naval Institute Press, 1949.

Ruhe, William J. War in the Boats: My World War II Submarine Battles. Brassey’s Incorporated, 1996.

Russel, Dale. Hell Above, Deep Water Below. Bayocean Enterprises, 1995.

Sasgen, Peter T. Red Scorpion: The War Patrols of the USS Rasher. Naval Institute Press, 1995.

Schratz, Paul R. Submarine Commander: A Story of World War II and Korea. University Press of Kentucky, 1988.

Trumbull, Robert. Silversides. H. Holt and Company, 1945.

Watts, Anthony John. Allied Submarines. Arco Publishing Company, 1977.

Wheeler, Keith. War Under the Pacific. Time-Life Books, 1998.

Non-Fiction–1945 to 2000

Adcock, Al. U.S. Ballistic Missile Subs in Action (Warships, No. 6). Squadron/Signal Publications, 1993.

Anderson, William R. & Blair, Clay. Nautilus 90 North. Blue Ridge Summit, 1959.

Baar, James & Howard, William E. Polaris!. Harcourt Brace, 1960.

Blair, Clay. The Atomic Submarine and Admiral Rickover. H. Holt, 1954.

Beach, Edward L. Around the World Submerged; The Voyage of the Triton. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1962.

Beach, Edward L. Cold Is the Sea. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1978.

Beach, Edward L. Salt and Steel: Reflections of a Submariner. Naval Institute Press, 1999.

Calvert, James E. Surface at the Pole: The Extraordinary Voyages of the USS Skate (Blue Jacket Books). Naval Institute Press, 1996.

Clancy, Tom. SSN: A Strategic Guide to Submarine Warfare. Berkley Publishing Group, 2000.

Clancy, Tom. Submarine: A Guided Tour Inside A Nuclear Warship. Berkley Publishing Group, 1993.

Dalgleish, D. Douglas & Schweikart, Larry. Trident. Southern Illinois University Press, 1984.

Davies, Roy. Nautilus: The Story of Man Under the Sea. Naval Institute Press, 1995.

Duncan, Francis. Rickover and the Nuclear Navy: The Discipline of Technology. Naval Institute Press, 1990.

Dunham, Roger C. Spy Sub: A Top Secret Mission to the Bottom of the Pacific. Naval Institute Press, 1996.

Friedman, Norman. The Fifty-Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War. Naval Institute Press, 2000.

Friedman, Norman & Christley, Jim. U.S. Submarines Since 1945: An Illustrated Design History. Naval Institute Press, 1994.

Galantin, Ignatius. Submarine Admiral: From Battlewagons to Ballistic Missiles. University of Illinois Press, 1995.

Hervey, J.B. Submarines. Brassey's Incorporated, 1994.

Hunter, Robert W. & Hunter, Lynn Dean. Spy Hunter: Inside the FBI Investigation of the Walker Espionage Case. Naval Institute Press, 1999.

LaFontaine, Bruce. Submarines & Underwater Exploration. Dover Publications, Incorporated, 2000.

MacKenzie, Donald. Inventing Accuracy: A Historical Sociology of Nuclear Missile Guidance. MIT Press, 1993.

Rees, Ed. The Seas and the Subs: The Nuclear Subs and the Polaris Revolutionize the U.S. Navy. Duell, Soan and Pierce, 1961.

Rockwell, Theodore. The Rickover Effect: The Inside Story of How Adm. Hyman Rickover Built the Nuclear Navy. John Wiley & Sons, 1995.

Sapolsky, Harvey. The Polaris System Development: Bureaucratic and Programmatic Success in Government. Harvard University Press, 1972.

Spinardi, Graham. From Polaris to Trident : The Development of U.S. Fleet Ballistic Missile Technology. Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Stern, Robert C. U.S. Subs in Action. Squadron/Signal Publications, 1979.

Weir, Gary E. Forged in War; The Naval-Industrial Complex and American Submarine Construction, 1940-1961. Brassey’s Incorporated, 1998.

Williams, Marion. Surmarines Under Ice: The U.S. Navy's Polar Operations. Naval Institute Press, 1998.

Zimmerman, Stan. Submarine Technology for the 21st Century. Pasha Publications, 1990.


Bivens, Arthur. Of Nukes and Nose Cones: A Submarine Story. Gateway Press, 1996.

Burcher, Roy & Rydill, L. J. Concepts in Submarine Design. Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Burgess, Robert F. Ships Beneath the Sea: A History of Subs and Submersibles. McGraw-Hill, 1975.

Compton-Hall, Richard. Submarine Boats: The Beginnings of Underwater Warfare. Arco Publishing, 1984.

Compton-Hall, Richard. Submarine Warfare: Monsters & Midgets. Blandford Press, 1985.

Compton-Hall, Richard. The Submarine Pioneers. Sutton Publishing, 2000.

Francis, Timothy L. Submarines: Leviathans of the Deep. Michael Friedman Publishing Group, 1998.

Friedman, Norman. Submarine Design and Development. Naval Institute Press, 1984.

Genat, Robert & Genat, Robin. Modern U. S. Navy Submarines. Motorbooks International, 1997.

Gerken, Louis. ASW Versus Submarine Technology Battle. American Scientific Corporation, 1987.

Gilliland, C. Herbert & Shenk, Robert. Admiral Dan Gallery: The Life and Wit of a Navy Original. Naval Institute Press, 1999.

Gillmer, Thomas C. & Johnson, Bruce. Introduction to Naval Architecture. Naval Institute Press, 1982.

Harris, Brayton. The Navy Times Book of Submarines: A Political, Social, and Military History. Berkley Books, 1997.

Hill, J. R. Anti-Submarine Warfare, 2nd Edition. Naval Institute Press, 1989.

Horton, Edward. The Illustrated History of the Submarine. Doubleday, 1974.

Kaufman, Steve & Kaufman, Yogi. Silent Chase, Submarines of the U.S. Navy. Thomasson-Grant, 1989.

Kaufman, Yogi. Sharks of Steel. Naval Institute Press, 1993.

Kemp, Paul. Submarine Action. Sutton Publishing, 2000.

Kemp, Paul. Underwater Warriors: Midget Submarine Operations in War. Naval Institute Press, 1996.

Lambert, John & Hill, David. The Submarine Alliance. Naval Institute Press, 1986.

Lawliss, Chuck. The Submarine Book: A Portrait of Nuclear Submarines and the Men Who Sail Them. Thames and Hudson, 1991.

Leary, William M. Under Ice: Waldo Lyon & the Development of the Arctic Submarine. Texas A & M University Press, 1999.

Lipscomb, Frank W. Historic Submarines. Praeger, 1970.

Macintyre, Donald G. F. W. Fighting Under the Sea. Evans Brothers, 1965.

McCoy, Jack. The Book of Submarines. Grosset & Dunlap, 1966.

Middleton, Drew. Submarine, the Ultimate Naval Weapon: Its Past, Present & Future. Playboy Press, 1976.

Miller, David & Jordan, John. Modern Submarine Warfare. Salamander Books Limited, 1987.

Ortzen, Len. Stories of Famous Submarines. Parker, 1973.

Peniston , Bradley. Around The World With The U.S. Navy, A Reporter's Travels. Naval Institute Press, 1999.

Polmar, Norman. The American Submarine. Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, 1981.

Poolman, Kenneth. Periscope Depth: Submarines at War. Kimber, 1981.

Preston, Antony. Submarine Warfare: An Illustrated History. Thunder Bay Press, 1999.

Preston, Antony. Submarines: The History & Evolution of Underwater Fighting Vessels. Octopus Books, 1975.

Rindskopf, Mike & Richard Morris. Steel Boats, Iron Men: History of the U.S. Submarine Force. Turner Publishing, 1994.

Rodengen, Jeffrey L. Serving the Silent Service: The Legend of Electric Boat. Write Stuff Syndicate, 1995.

Sarkisov, A. A. & Du Clos, Alain T. Analysis of Risks Associated with Nuclear Submarine Decommissioning, Dismantling, & Disposal. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999.

Shenk, Robert. Authors At Sea: Modern American Writers Remember Their Naval Service. Naval Institute Press, 1997.

Sontag, Sherry and Christopher Drew. Blind Man’s Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage. Thorndike Press, 1999.

Tall, Jeff. The History of Submarines. Barron's Publishing, 1998.

Terzibaschitsch, Stefan. Submarines of the U.S. Navy. Arms and Armour Press, distributed in the United States by Sterling, 1991.

Watts, Anthony John. A Source Book of Submarines and Submersibles. Ward Lock, 1976.

Widder, Arthur. Action in Submarines. Harper & Row, 1967.

Williams, Marion D. Submarines Under Ice: the U.S. Navy’s Polar Operations. Naval Institute Press, 1998.


Ballard, Robert D. Bright Shark. Delacorte Press, 1992.

Beach, Edward L. Dust on the Sea. Kensington Publishing, 1989.

Beach, Edward L. Run Silent, Run Deep. Naval Institute Press, 1986.

Carpenter, Scott. Deep Flight. Pocket Books, 1994.

Clancy, Tom. The Hunt for Red October (A Jack Ryan Thriller). Naval Institute Press, 1985.

Clancy, Tom. SSN: Strategies of Submarine Warfare. Berkley Publishing Group, 1996.

DiMercurio, Michael. Attack of the Seawolf. NAL/Dutton, 1994.

DiMercurio, Michael. Phoenix Sub Zero. Dutton Signet, 1995.

DiMercurio, Michael. Voyage of the Devilfish. NAL/Dutton, 1993.

Etka, Craig L. Kilo Affair. American Literary Press, 1998.

Gansky, Alton. A Ship Possessed. Zondervan Pub House, 1999.

Hardy, William M. USS Mudskipper: The Submarine that Wrecked a Train; a novel. Dodd, Mead, 1967.

Henrick, Richard P. Counterforce. Kensington Publishing Corporation, 1995.

Henrick, Richard P. Flight of the Condor. Zebra Books, 1998.

Henrick, Richard P. The Phoenix Odyssey. Zebra Books, 1995.

Homewood, Harry. Final Harbor. McGraw-Hill, 1980.

McCarthy, Jack. Winners Also Cry. Vantage Press, 1996.

Shirreffs, Gordon. Torpedoes Away! Westminster Press, 1967.

Smith, Ron. Torpedoman. Appaloosa Press, 1993.

Taylor, Charles D. Boomer. Pocket Books, 1990.

Verne, Jules. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Tor Books, 1997.

Children and Juvenile

Anderson, Joan. Sally's Submarine. Morrow Junior Books, 1995

Appleton, Victor. Tom Swift and his Submarine Boat, or, Under the Ocean for Sunken Treasure. Grosset & Dunlap, 1910.

Armentrout, Patricia. Under the Sea. Rourke Press, Incorporated, 1998.

Buchanan, Paul. Submarine Sandwiched. CPH, 1959.

Gibbons, Tony & Sarson, Peter. Submarines. Lerner Publications Company, 1987.

Grady, Sean M. Submarines; Probing the Ocean Depths. Lucent Books, 1993.

Graham, Ian. Boats, Ships, Submarines, and Other Floating Machines. Kingfisher Books, 1993.

Green, Michael. Submarines. Capstone Press, 1998.

Humble, Richard. A World War Two Submarine. P. Bedrick Books, 1991.

Humble, Richard. Submarines and Ships. Viking Children's Books, 1997.

Jefferis, David. Submarines. Warwick Press, 1990.

Joyce, John, Dr. Captain Cockle and the Cormorant. Poolbeg, 1994.

Kloeppel, James. Danger Beneath the Waves: A History of the Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley. Sandlapper Publishers, 1992.

Lawhead, Steve. Howard Had a Submarine. Lion Publishing, 1987.

Lewis, Jean. Glow in the Dark Under the Sea. Western Publishing Company, 1991.

Maynard, Christopher. Submarines. Kingfisher Books, 1994.

McManners, Kelsey. Underwater Attack: The First Submarines. CPI, 1978.

Oliver, Clare. Some Boats Have Wings. Copper Beach Books, 1998.

Osborne, Mary Pope. Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House #9). Econo-Clad Books, 1999.

Roddy, Lee. Secret of the Sunken Sub. Focus on the Family, 1991.

Sullivan, George. Inside Nuclear Submarines. Dodd, Mead, 1982.

Swanson, June. David Bushnell and His Turtle: the Story of America's First Submarine. Maxwell Macmillan International, 1991.

Wechter, Nell Wise. Taffy of Torpedo Junction. University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

Wibberley, Leonard. Perilous Gold. Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1978.

Woodman, Nancy. Sea-Fari Deep. National Geographic Society, 1998.

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