This is a story about a secret mission to find a lost Soviet submarine in the great depths of the Pacific Ocean, a mission never acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Defense. Deeply beneath the searching navy of the Soviet Union, the nuclear submarine hunt was so secret that even the men on the vessel never knew the object of their search.
The brave exploits of these sailors and their remarkable commanding officer, enduring near-tragedies at sea and nearly-impossible challenges deep under the Pacific, are described by the author who also provides his own personal experiences under the tightest secrecy ever required for a submarine mission.
The failures, the near catastrophes, and the challenges are described in personal detail, and the final outcome bringing critical Cold War information to the president of the United States is a saga like none in the annals of submarine exploits.
Roger C. Dunham, M.D. served as a nuclear reactor operator in the U.S. Navy's Submarine Service during the 1960's. Following his honourable discharge in 1969, he attended the University of Southern California, USA and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, USA in 1975. Today, Dr. Dunham provides primary care medical services as a board-certified specialist in internal medicine. In addition to his full time practice, he serves on the board of directors of Angel Flight West to help provide humanitarian assistance to people with compelling medical needs. He lives in Santa Barbara, California, USA with his wife, Keiko. They have two grown children.