English

Raiders of the Deep

by Thomas, Lowell
1995, United States Naval Inst.
ISBN 1557507228
363 pages, 51 b&w photos
Mr. Thomas wrote this book in the early 1920s, traveling to Germany to interview many of the U-boat skippers and crews from the Kaiser's U-boat fleet. It's written in a "Boys Own" style and conveys a real sense of excitement and adventure with every page. There are stories of surface gun battles with Q ships, the campaigns against the U.S. east coast in 1918, the sinking of several British battleships off Gallipoli, the hair-raising exploits of the Flanders Flotilla, and many more stories of torpedo malfunctions and unbelievably lucky escapes, e.g., "the torpedo that jumped over a boat." First published 1928.




Translations of this title include:

Russian

Corsary glubin

by Thomas, Lowell
(Raiders of the Deep)
1940, Voenno-Morskoe Izdatelstvo NKMF SSSR, Moskva
Hardcover, 142 pages, no maps, no photos
Mr. Thomas wrote this book in the early 1920s, traveling to Germany to interview many of the U-boat skippers and crews from the Kaiser's U-boat fleet. It's written in a "Boys Own" style and conveys a real sense of excitement and adventure with every page. There are stories of surface gun battles with Q ships, the campaigns against the U.S. east coast in 1918, the sinking of several British battleships off Gallipoli, the hair-raising exploits of the Flanders Flotilla, and many more stories of torpedo malfunctions and unbelievably lucky escapes, e.g., "the torpedo that jumped over a boat." This abridged volume was translated from the English by Captain 1r. Zdan-Pushkin.
 
Spanish

Los corsarios submarinos

by Thomas, Lowell
(Raiders of the Deep)
1932, Ediciones y Publicaciones IBERIA
Hardcover, 90 pages, 66 photos
Mr. Thomas wrote this book in the early 1920s, traveling to Germany to interview many of the U-boat skippers and crews from the Kaiser's U-boat fleet. It's written in a "Boys Own" style and conveys a real sense of excitement and adventure with every page. There are stories of surface gun battles with Q ships, the campaigns against the U.S. east coast in 1918, the sinking of several British battleships off Gallipoli, the hair-raising exploits of the Flanders Flotilla, and many more stories of torpedo malfunctions and unbelievably lucky escapes, e.g., "the torpedo that jumped over a boat."
 
German

Ritter der Tiefe

by Thomas, Lowell Jackson
(Raiders of the Deep)
1931, Deutscher Verlag Berlin
Hardcover, 360 pages, 47 b&w photos
Mr. Thomas wrote this book in the early 1920s, traveling to Germany to interview many of the U-boat skippers and crews from the Kaiser's U-boat fleet. It's written in a "Boys Own" style and conveys a real sense of excitement and adventure with every page. There are stories of surface gun battles with Q ships, the campaigns against the U.S. east coast in 1918, the sinking of several British battleships off Gallipoli, the hair-raising exploits of the Flanders Flotilla, and many more stories of torpedo malfunctions and unbelievably lucky escapes, e.g., "the torpedo that jumped over a boat." It also contains a list of all U-boat commanders and their ships that did not survive the war. Translated into German by U-boat commander Freiherr von Spiegel, who also wrote a German preface.
 
French

Les corsaires sous-marins

by Thomas, Lowell
(Underwater sharks)
1930, Payot, Paris
320 pages
Mr. Thomas wrote this book in the early 1920s, traveling to Germany to interview many of the U-boat skippers and crews from the Kaiser's U-boat fleet. It's written in a "Boys Own" style and conveys a real sense of excitement and adventure with every page. There are stories of surface gun battles with Q ships, the campaigns against the U.S. east coast in 1918, the sinking of several British battleships off Gallipoli, the hair-raising exploits of the Flanders Flotilla, and many more stories of torpedo malfunctions and unbelievably lucky escapes, e.g., "the torpedo that jumped over a boat." First published 1928.
 

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