The Tiger Cruise ePUB ´ The Tiger ePUB Ò

The Tiger Cruise ePUB ´ The Tiger ePUB Ò

The Tiger Cruise ❴KINDLE❵ ❃ The Tiger Cruise Author Richard Thompson – The Tiger Cruise is a novel about a Los Angeles Class nuclear attack submarine the USS Woodbridge which leaves Norfolk on a routine two day tiger cruise The tiger cruise is a navy tradition whereby fa The Tiger Cruise is a novel about a Los Angeles Class nuclear attack submarine the USS Woodbridge which leaves Norfolk The Tiger ePUB Ò on a routine two day tiger cruise The Tiger Cruise is a navy tradition whereby family and friends are invited to sail aboard a naval vessel to get first hand experience of navy tradition at sea After the Woodbridge embarks a large earthuake strikes in the mid Atlantic and for the first time in recorded history large tsunamis strike the East Coast all but destroying the naval base at Norfolk Ira lying in wait for the opportunity to strike back at America deploys a mini nuclear submarine loaded with lethal anthrax toward the shores of America The Navy crippled by the large tidal waves that struck the coast calls on the Woodbridge to seek and destroy the Irai invaders The Woodbridge having left a third of its crew behind to accommodate civilians ranging in age from to and its nuclear reactor and sonar damaged by the uake answers the call Only one ship can stop them in a race for the coast.

About the Author: Richard Thompson

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4 thoughts on “The Tiger Cruise

  1. Jim Jim says:

    Hard to put this novel downvery good read

  2. Niles Niles says:

    I thought the premise of The Tiger Cruise to be a very intriguing one A tiger cruise is a Navy tradition in which family and sometimes friends of a crew member are invited on board a vessel in order that they may see first hand a sailor's life at sea Nothing much ever happens on a tiger cruise and it is usually just a two day semi vacation for the crew The Los Angeles class nuclear attack submarine the USS Woodbridge is the setting for this cruise and as submarines are very limited in space about one third of the crew was left behind to make space for the civilians However in this novel an outside event makes the Woodbridge essential to the national defense of the country and the boat must make ready for combat civilians includedAs a former submariner the plot interested me and the pacing was well done Told mainly from the perspectives of the four main players the reader is given an omnipresent view of the action and this helped keep me engaged It was laid out in a chronological order and that allowed the reader to see what the effect of certain character actions had on the other playersWhile the plot was well done the characterizations were in my opinion lacking in substance They were one dimensional and flat For example it is stated than once that George Owens was the best CO certain crew members had ever served under While that in itself is not surprising no other viewpoint of the Woodbridge's Captain is offered Men do not rise to any position of power without stepping on a few toes intentional or not and I found it hard to believe that nobody on the crew had any issues with George And Knox Jones the CIA station chief in London was a similar case He was also described as the best at what he did although it is clear that he was not as universally liked as George Owens And I admit he was shown to make a few mistakes but I just find it extremely coincidental that two of the best men in their respective fields were ready and available when disaster struck the East Coast of the United States and the ensuing national security crisisThere were also major issues with the accuracy of the details about the submarine itself Some are minor such as standing section watches during battle stations Since everyone has a post during battle stations there would be no need for section watches And unless there was a modification to the station bill no one would be available to spell those at their stations Some of the inaccuracies were major such as almost everything about the reactor plant One that sticks out is the leaking valve at the radioactive waste pumping station That waste pumping station does not exist on any submarine I have ever heard about If there were such an animal where would they pump it to? Space is limited on submarines therefore if pumped to a tank how long would it be before needing to be emptied? Additionally anything radioactive would be secured inside the reactor compartments which contains a great deal of shielding to protect the crew Perhaps Mr Thompson did not wish to divulge US nuclear secrets and that would be fine with me However I did not read any author notes explaining this was the case If it was he should have told the readersAll things considered in my humble opinion this was an OK read The plot was good and kept me engaged The characters were not all that interesting and the technical details were amiss If you would like to read a well thought out 'fictional' submarine adventure then I believe you will enjoy this book If you are looking for an accurate account of the operations of a nuclear sub then perhaps you should look elsewhere

  3. David Finkelstein David Finkelstein says:

    Interesting readThis is an interesting read but the author needs to do research to make it believable A few things were glaring errors like a bearing of greater than 360 degrees Also it's a passage or passageway not a gangway Other than that a good read

  4. bill robinson bill robinson says:

    Great thought out taleBeing a submariner I found the story to be believable with lots of suspense I recommend this book to anyone who wants a good story

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