Cruise of the Lanikai: Incitement to War (Bluejacket Books) by Kemp Tolley PDF

By Kemp Tolley

ISBN-10: 0870211323

ISBN-13: 9780870211324

ISBN-10: 1557504067

ISBN-13: 9781557504067

In early December 1941 within the Philippines, a tender military ensign named Kemp Tolley was once given his first send command, an outdated 76-foot schooner that had as soon as served as a film prop in John Ford's "The Hurricane." Crewed usually via Filipinos who didn't communicate English and armed with a cannon that had final visible carrier within the Spanish-American warfare, the Lanikai used to be lower than top-secret presidential orders to sail south into waters the place the japanese fleet was once considered. Ostensibly the staff used to be to undercover agent on jap naval pursuits, yet to Tolley it was once transparent that their venture used to be to create an incident that might impress war.

Events overtook the plan, even though, while Pearl Harbor was once bombed ahead of the Lanikai may perhaps get underway. while Bataan and Corregidor fell, she was once ordered to set sail for Australia and have become one of many few U.S. naval vessels to flee the Philippines. during this booklet Tolley tells the saga of her nice experience in the course of those grim, early days of the warfare and makes historical past come alive as he regales the reader with information of the operation and an evidence of President Roosevelt's order. Tolley's description in their get away in jap warship-infested waters ranks with the simplest of sea stories, and few might be in a position to put out of your mind the Lanikai's 4,000-mile, three-month odyssey.

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