If this is the book I'm thinking of, that would be War in the Boats: My WWII Submarine Battles (Memories of War)
by William J. Ruhe...a very good read for folks interested in what life in the boats was like before the more famous (and air conditioned) Gato/Balao
boats came into service.
The U.S. S-class has always been of particular interest to me ever since reading Run Silent, Run Deep
when I was in junior high school. Hopefully we'll be seeing an S-boat kit on the market in the next year or so.