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Taste of Salt: A WWII Skipper Looks Back Theodore R. Treadwell

Taste of Salt: A WWII Skipper Looks Back

Theodore R. Treadwell

Published May 25th 2007
ISBN : 9780595438600
Paperback
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With fascinating photographs and text, the author describes the parallel lives of himself and his ship during World War II. Treadwell was a commissioned naval officer, but says his true rating should have been Landlubber 1/c. At the start of theMoreWith fascinating photographs and text, the author describes the parallel lives of himself and his ship during World War II. Treadwell was a commissioned naval officer, but says his true rating should have been Landlubber 1/c. At the start of the war, he knew nothing about ships or the sea. He was fully aware he was prone to seasickness. These drawbacks notwithstanding, he longed for sea duty and wanted to be where the action was. He states, My only fitness for sea duty was that I was dumb and reckless.He managed to wangle an assignment as Third Officer on a 110 wooden subchaser, the smallest commissioned warship in the navy. He served aboard this vessel, U.S.S. SC 648, in the South Pacific, for two years, the last nine months as her commanding officer. It was enough war and sea duty to last a lifetime. he says today. As in his previous book, Splinter Fleet, the people and the stories are all true.