TORPEDOES AWAY, SIR! is the story of our submarine navy in the Pacific during the first eighteen months of the Japanese war. Anecdotes are told about real men and real submarines. Besides painting a vivid picture of the exciting underwater warfare and of the heroism of our submariners, TORPEDOES AWAY, SIR! gives an accurate, clear description of an actual submarine.
The illustrations include about thirty official U.S. Navy photographs, some of them pictures of the very submarine described, and a map with the places mentioned clearly marked.
Maxwell Hawkins, the author, gathered the material for this interesting book by doing extensive research in the archives of the Navy Department and also by questioning the submariners themselves about their experiences in the Pacific.
Being a newspaperman who knows that profession from reporter to newsstand, Mr. Hawkins is well qualified to give an accurate account of the exciting adventures of our men in the submarine service.