In their official report of 29 January 1970, the SCORPION Structural Analysis Group (SAG), which included the Navy's leading experts in submarine design, submarine structures, and the effect of underwater explosions, advised the Navy Court of Inquiry (COI) that the US nuclear submarine SCORPION was ... More info →
The US nuclear submarine THRESHER (SSN-593) was lost because standard compensation procedures to adjust for hull compression during the deep-dive on 10 April 1963 were not followed. Consequently, THRESHER was heavy (negatively buoyant) at test-depth (1300 feet) and unable to deballast because adiab... More info →
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Good news, the Nimble Books online store is operational once more. At present, there is just one book: WHY THE USS THRESHER (SSN-593) WAS LOST by Bruce Rule, but over the course of the next few months I will add the entire backlist (319 titles). In the meantime, if you are a pal, or a naval history enthusiast, or both, you can do me a big favor by ordering a copy — I need a few live tests to be sure things are working correctly!
There have been quite a few transitions in my life since I founded Nimble Books in 2006, and along the way the Nimble Books website got caught in the shuffle. Since I do intend to keep operating Nimble Books for the foreseeable future, I am standing up the website once again. There is a ton of great content that I had available via previous iterations of the website that I would like to resurrect, but that depends on whether a) I can find my SQL backups (so far, no joy) and b) I can import them successfully (there were non-standard data structures due to plugins). In the meantime, content here will be sparse. I will begin with adding the current front-list books to the online store.