While Operation TYPHOON had been a debacle, the Navy had thought that Adm. Halsey had at least tied down all of the major creatures for a while. The Navy was wrong.
At a high-level conference in Washington, one of America’s best-known naval warriors says he has a plan to deal with the sea monsters. Can he deliver?
Facing a de facto blockade by sea monsters, the American presence on Hawaii becomes untenable.
After President Truman insists that somebody do something about the sea monster problem, the Navy tries to do something about the sea monster problem. And Adm. Marc Mitscher and the Third Fleet learn some harsh truths in the process.
The Navy brass felt that the best thing to do with the sea monster problem was to try to sweep it under the rug. The creatures had other ideas, and it’s hard to sweep the wreckage of a major canal under a rug.
The US Navy has its first direct encounter with the sea creatures as Black Jack Kraken attacks a convoy and is driven off by the USS Dahlgren.
We begin our exploration of the US-Sea Monster Conflict with a look at the murky origins of the crisis, a rash of missing ships during the end of World War 2. Also, a short overview of the project.