Two examples in my are of interest stood out. He attributes the postwar Guppy program with increasing submerged speeds to eight knots (page 157). In fact, the program was to increase maximum underwater speeds to 16-16 knots.
He also repeats the story (pg. 396) that in building the first SSBN, the Scorpion was “cut in half” and the missile section inserted. Jim Christley pointed out years ago that the Scorpion was started in early November and reordered as the SSBN 598 George Washington at the end of December. So construction was not very far along. Many parts that ended up in SSBN 598 had the engravings and markings for the original Scorpion build, and that may have led to this misconception. In addition, the hydraulics, rudders, and sail were redesigned. The “cutting” occurred on the plans, not the actual, very incomplete submarine on the ways.
I too felt the book seemed a bit rushed and condensed at the end.
I can only imagine how hard it was for him and his family to complete the text with his illness advancing.