Sea Stories: Memoir of a Naval Officer (1956-1967)

On October 27, 1962 called Black Saturday by the Kennedy White House the USS Cony surfaced B 59, a Soviet submarine Gary Slaughter, a 22 year old U.S Navy officer, studied the sullen face of Capt Vitali Savitsky, his sworn enemy, at a distance of only 200 feet His mission To dissuade Savitsky from launching a torpedo with a nuclear tip that could have precipitatOn October 27, 1962 called Black Saturday by the Kennedy White House the USS Cony surfaced B 59, a Soviet submarine Gary Slaughter, a 22 year old U.S Navy officer, studied the sullen face of Capt Vitali Savitsky, his sworn enemy, at a distance of only 200 feet His mission To dissuade Savitsky from launching a torpedo with a nuclear tip that could have precipitated an all out nuclear exchange that would have destroyed the world Other vignettes include A boiler explosion kills two sailors aboard a destroyer where Slaughter served as engineering officer A perplexing situation develops in the Engineering Log Room when a na ve Yeoman uses his initials, FRT, to reclassify hundreds of Navy documents In an apparent suicide attempt, a sailor, fueled by too many beers, jumps into the icy waters off the coast of Portland, Maine.
Sea Stories Memoir of a Naval Officer On October called Black Saturday by the Kennedy White House the USS Cony surfaced B a Soviet submarine Gary Slaughter a year old U S Navy officer studied the sullen face of Capt Vita

  • Title: Sea Stories: Memoir of a Naval Officer (1956-1967)
  • Author: Gary Slaughter
  • ISBN: 9780974420660
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Sea Stories: Memoir of a Naval Officer (1956-1967)”

    1. I've met Gary a few times having had him to a couple of my book clubs to talk about his Cottonwood fiction series. I also arranged for him to talk about this book at our church senior adult group. He is a delightful gentleman and the stories he tells of his time as a naval officer are enjoyable. The book will be of interest to those who have navy connections or to anyone interested in the world events of that time frame. I enjoyed being able to pick up the book and read a chapter when I only had [...]

    2. If you are in any way interested in military history or the lives of people in fascinating times and places, you need to check out a copy of Sea Stories. Broken down into vignettes, this book is a quick, fun, and interesting read delving into the lives of a Cold War veteran on the front lines. Definitely one to check out!

    3. Gary Slaughter served in the U.S. Navy during a pivotal time in American history and shares a glimpse into his life in Sea Stories: Memoir of a Naval Officer (1956-1967). You can read his book over and over, discovering something new in his stories every time. This book is a true gem and one that has found a permanent home in my personal library.

    4. Sea Storie is such an interesting read! Gary Slaughter's life in the Navy was filled with intense and intriguing experiences. It's such a unique, amazing story and the way it's preserved in this memoir is captivating!

    5. Great book about a Naval Officer and stories about his eleven years in the service. Many interesting stories. I also found this book very informative.

    6. A compelling memoir that surprised me with its depth, fascinating historical detail, and wonderful writing. Mr. Slaughter is truly inspiring, and I'm so glad he shared his story!

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