Comment from Art

Have just finished reading Sink the Shigure. Very enjoyable. In two instances later in the story, you have the Whitefin drop anchor. My understanding is that WWII US Fleet submarines had their anchors and anchor chains removed in the US prior to sailing to war zones, to avoid the risk of them run out during, and as the result of, depth charging. Is this incorrect?
Thanks for the nice comment. That sounds very reasonable regarding the anchor chains, since submarines seldom ever had any need to use them. I’m sure you’re right. I’ll see what I can find out and post the results. Thanks for the great question! – RCC