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Fiction
Author: Bradley Peniston
ISBN: 1591146615
Subcategory: United States
Pages 275 pages
Publisher Naval Institute Press; 1st edition (July 2006)
Language English
Category: Fiction
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eBook No Higher Honor: Saving the USS Samuel B. Roberts in the Persian Gulf download

by Bradley Peniston


Bradley Peniston has covered the . No higher honor provides an informative and fascinating view in to navy life, both during slow times and in the most trying of times.

Bradley Peniston has covered the . military in more than a dozen countries and has spent time aboard more than fifty warships. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, . Naval Institute Proceedings, and elsewhere. It details the heroism, bravery, and whits, and sense of humor of the crew of the . Samuel B Roberts during the ships construction, peace, and dire danger of the ships loss.

No Higher Honor book. Like its World War II namesake of Leyte Gulf fame, USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) was a small combatant built for escort duty

No Higher Honor book. Roberts (FFG 58) was a small combatant built for escort duty. But its skipper imbued his brand-new crew with a fighting spirit to match their forebears, and in 1988 when the guided missile frigate was thrust into the Persian Gulf at the height of the Iran-Iraq War, there was no better ship for the job. Forbid Like its World War II namesake of Leyte Gulf fame, USS Samuel B.

A comprehensive narrative of the mining of the frigate "Samuel B. Roberts" in 1988, where the author provides a portrait of Paul Rinn and his crew and how they saved a ship that had been pushed to the literal breaking point. Besides the struggle to save the ship, Peniston also gives you background on the ship's namesake, the program origins of the ship, the career of then Commander Rinn, the nature of the naval confrontation between the United States and Iran, and how the ship was returned to service.

This is the first book to record the Roberts' extraordinary tale. The author also describes the frigate's origins, its operational history, and the crew's training. Peniston's personal approach to the subject not only breathes life into the historical narrative but gives readers an opportunity to get to know the individuals involved and understand the .

Peniston, Bradley (2006). No Higher Honor: Saving the USS Samuel B. Roberts in the Persian Gulf. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. Gives fuller bio of Roberts; discusses the ships named for him). Samuel B. Roberts at Find a Grave. Roberts&oldid 926021621".

Saving the USS Samuel B. Foreword by Adm. William J. Crowe J. USN (Re. Naval Institute Press. No part of this book may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. ISBN 13: 978-1-61251-277-8. Peniston, Bradley, 1968–.

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No Higher Honor: Saving the USS Samuel B. Roberts in the Persian Gulf Peniston Bradley Eurospan 9781591146766 : Like its World War II namesake of Leyte Gulf fame, USS

Like its World War II namesake of Leyte Gulf fame, USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) was a small combatant built for escort duty. But its skipper imbued his brand-new crew with a fighting spirit to match their forebears, and in 1988 when the guided missile frigate was thrust into the Persian Gulf at the height of the Iran-Iraq War, there was no better ship for the job. Forbidden to fire unless fired upon, Captain Paul Rinn and his crew sailed amid the chaos in the Gulf for two months, relying on wit and nerve to face down fighter jets and warships bent on the destruction of civilian vessels. Their sternest test came when an Iranian mine ripped open the ship's engine room, ignited fires on four decks, and plunged the ship into darkness. The crew's bravery and cool competence was credited with keeping the ship afloat, and its actions have become part of Navy lore and a staple of naval leadership courses ever since.

This is the first book to record the Roberts' extraordinary tale. After years of research and interviews with crewmembers, journalist Bradley Peniston chronicles the crew's heroic efforts to save the ship as they fought flames and flooding well into the night. The author also describes the frigate's origins, its operational history, and the crew's training. Peniston's personal approach to the subject not only breathes life into the historical narrative but gives readers an opportunity to get to know the individuals involved and understand the U.S. retaliation to the mining and the battle that evolved, setting the stage for conflicts to come.

snowball
I work for the shipyard that repaired the Sammy B. I spent countless hours working to rebuild this great ship. I am so proud to have taken part of an engineering mile stone like this. The whole crew of the Roberts were Hero's. Each sailor played a part of saving this ship. I loved the first hand account of this book. I will never forget meeting several of the hero's and working with them on a daily basis. This is a good read and means a lot more to the men and woman of Bath Iron Works. I will pass this on to my fellow co workers to enjoy and remember. I continue to help build the most technologically advanced ships in the world.
Varshav
I find it hard to believe that this commander didn't reach flag rank. I have read the Kirk Lippold's book regarding the Cole (Kirk is a friend) and cant help but reach the conclusion that the US Navy missed an opportunity by not lifting both these fine officers to flag rank. There is a reading list at Annapolis both these books, although written years apart, should be a must for plebs and young officers.
Arador
Peniston provides vivid and fascinating insight into this significant maritime event. His crisp writing style and hawkish insight bring the events which took place into focus. Clear, complete details along with useful background information make for a compelling, worthwhile and fascinating read.
Skiletus
Read it in one day, story was great and author did a good job o explaining everything in detail. Helps if you know some Navy jargon but don't worry if you don't.

Story shows what it means to be prepared and how dangerous life at sea can be.

Worth Your time and money to purchase and read, you will not be disappointed.
Samugul
An immensely enjoyable book, I almost can't put it down!
No higher honor provides an informative and fascinating view in to navy life, both during slow times and in the most trying of times. It details the heroism, bravery, and whits, and sense of humor of the crew of the U.S.S. Samuel B Roberts during the ships construction, peace, and dire danger of the ships loss. It's one of those really entertaining books that makes you think and that you learn things from as you read it. It a true story, but it reads like the best of nautical fiction.
It was well worth the cost.
Enditaling
Having served on FFG 59 and many a days walking by The Sammy B on that cold long A** pier in Newport Rhode Island I could hardly put this book down. I recommend all sailors should read this book and take its lessons to heart from PC to CVN DC will keep you afloat and a live.
Always in the Lead
Wohald
This is an important piece of history to read, especially for anyone in the Surface Navy. The only slow part of the book for me was toward the end, as there was a lengthy section on restoring the SBR. Time spent detailing the ship being built at Bath Iron Works was worth it to put all the pieces together in explaining the focus of the leadership and essential preparations and drill that readied the crew to the best of their abilities well before the mine explosion. The author also did a great job explaining the operating environment in the Gulf during the time period, along with key details on the Tanker Wars and Operation Praying Mantis.
A really meaty and detailed look at the attack and repair of the Roberts. It digs deep into the detail of naval architecture and management. But it's not just about naval history, it's about leadership - you could use this book as a case study in a class about leadership.
I work for the shipyard that repaired the Sammy B. I spent countless hours working to rebuild this great ship. I am so proud to have taken part of an engineering mile stone like this. The whole crew of the Roberts were Hero's. Each sailor played a part of saving this ship. I loved the first hand account of this book. I will never forget meeting several of the hero's and working with them on a daily basis. This is a good read and means a lot more to the men and woman of Bath Iron Works. I will pass this on to my fellow co workers to enjoy and remember. I continue to help build the most technologically advanced ships in the world.
I find it hard to believe that this commander didn't reach flag rank. I have read the Kirk Lippold's book regarding the Cole (Kirk is a friend) and cant help but reach the conclusion that the US Navy missed an opportunity by not lifting both these fine officers to flag rank. There is a reading list at Annapolis both these books, although written years apart, should be a must for plebs and young officers.
Peniston provides vivid and fascinating insight into this significant maritime event. His crisp writing style and hawkish insight bring the events which took place into focus. Clear, complete details along with useful background information make for a compelling, worthwhile and fascinating read.
Read it in one day, story was great and author did a good job o explaining everything in detail. Helps if you know some Navy jargon but don't worry if you don't.

Story shows what it means to be prepared and how dangerous life at sea can be.

Worth Your time and money to purchase and read, you will not be disappointed.
An immensely enjoyable book, I almost can't put it down!
No higher honor provides an informative and fascinating view in to navy life, both during slow times and in the most trying of times. It details the heroism, bravery, and whits, and sense of humor of the crew of the U.S.S. Samuel B Roberts during the ships construction, peace, and dire danger of the ships loss. It's one of those really entertaining books that makes you think and that you learn things from as you read it. It a true story, but it reads like the best of nautical fiction.
It was well worth the cost.
Having served on FFG 59 and many a days walking by The Sammy B on that cold long A** pier in Newport Rhode Island I could hardly put this book down. I recommend all sailors should read this book and take its lessons to heart from PC to CVN DC will keep you afloat and a live.
Always in the Lead
This is an important piece of history to read, especially for anyone in the Surface Navy. The only slow part of the book for me was toward the end, as there was a lengthy section on restoring the SBR. Time spent detailing the ship being built at Bath Iron Works was worth it to put all the pieces together in explaining the focus of the leadership and essential preparations and drill that readied the crew to the best of their abilities well before the mine explosion. The author also did a great job explaining the operating environment in the Gulf during the time period, along with key details on the Tanker Wars and Operation Praying Mantis.
A really meaty and detailed look at the attack and repair of the Roberts. It digs deep into the detail of naval architecture and management. But it's not just about naval history, it's about leadership - you could use this book as a case study in a class about leadership.