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Why the USS Wahoo and Its Skipper Were a Perfect Match

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Why the USS Wahoo and Its Skipper Were a Perfect Match

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The new skipper of the Wahoo was the formidable Dudley Morton--a broad-shouldered Kentucky Baptist with an aggressive philosophy on how submarine warfare should be waged.

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It's January 1943 in the Pacific and American submarine skipper Dudley Morton is just 10 days into his first patrol aboard USS Wahoo. His mission: to sink Japanese ships and disrupt supply lines. This aggressive strategy is a radically new tactic for the U.S. Navy, and Morton is just the man to carry it out. See these water wars up close and witness Morton take on entire Japanese convoys above and below the Pacific in this thrilling exploration.

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