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|Viminale shipwreck book
Thanks to the patient work done by MARIA PIA PEZZALI (italian
Researcher, Journalist and technical diver) on the research
and historical reconstruction, in collaboration with the italian
historian ACHILLE RASTELLI , they have been able to fill in
the missing pieces of the puzzle of the life of this wonderful
ship. The massive size of the ship (being 140 meters long
and weighing 10,000 tons), still lays, in perfect condition,
at 100 meters depth in clear Italian waters, in the Straits
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|The History of the British 'U' class
submarine by Derek Walters
Published by Pen & Sword Maritime.
Originally designed in 1943 as a small simple submarine for
anti-submarine training, the 'U' Class submarine's career
turned out to be far more dramatic and valuable than that.
On the onset of the war it was adapted for patrolling home
waters but, by the close of hostilities six years later, boats
of the class had served world wide with seven different navies.
his is the first book to examine thoroughly and celebrate
the service of this fine class of submarine. Buy or read more
|U-Boat Alley By Roy Stokes
Published by Compuwreck Goery, County Wrexford,Ireland.
ISBN 0-9549186-0-6 cover image Justicia by Leigh
Soon after America declared war in 1917, the unsustainable number
of allied and neutral ships being sunk began to decline. This
marked a turning point in U-boats tactics that resulted in dramatic
increase in the number of attacks against shipping in the narrow
seas that separate Ireland and England.
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'Two Centuries of shipwrecks in the
approaches to New York'
Following on from his previous publication Beyond Sport diving
Sheard takes the reader on more of an educational trip through
what seems a lifetime of shipwreck history. This book is packed
with both colour images and artistic black & white images.
Each shipwreck covered is also illustrated with exact drawings
of how the wrecks lie today.
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The Lusitania Story
By Mitch Peeke . Steven Jones & Kevin Walsh-Johnson
Published by Leo Cooper47 Church Street Barnsley South Yorkshire
S70 2AS Tel:- O1226 734555 Priced £19.95
Together with the Titanic Lusitania is one of the best known
shipwreck disasters of all time. However despite her many
years of service prior to world war one she is best remembered
for the controversy surrounding her demise. In this beautifully
produced book the three authors tell the full story of this
magnificent ship. There are detailed descriptions of all her
opulent state rooms and technical information covering her
machinery and her building at the Clydebank. A very readable
text takes one from the planning stage to the appalling tragedy
which took place off the old head of Kinsale Ireland 7th May
1915. The story then goes on to cover the controversial court
inquiry and the diving expeditions that explored the wreck.
One of the most interesting appendices is the full passengers
list for that final and fate full voyage. There are 18 photographs
in this book all of which are well reproduced and without
doubt this book is a must for all ocean liner enthusiasts.
Images include 35mm underwater wreck pictures taken by deep
image author Leigh Bishop
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The authors have an official website www.lusitania.net
Kean's SS Thistlegorm
'The true story of the Red Seas Greatest Ship Wreck'
This amazing story, spanning a period of over one hundred
years, reads like a novel – except that all the dramatic
events and experiences are true. Beginning in 1903 with the
founding fathers of Thistle Ships, the journey through time
takes us along Thistle’s turbulent history into WW2
and the fateful night of 6th October 1941 when SS Thistlegorm
met its untimely end. There follows half a century of several
verified eye witness accounts confirming what happened to
the wreck during its wilderness years between Cousteau’s
visit in 1955 and the present day. These startling revelations
shatter the popular belief that Thistlegorm wasn't rediscovered
until 1991 by a group of recreational scuba divers.
Collectively together alongside extensive colour and black
and white images this well researched book is delivered in
a hardback format with a clever clean cover finished in Gold.
Again a classic book for the shelf of any diver contemplating
a visit to the red sea and of course the famous Thistlegorm
An official website has been designed to launch this book
and can be found along with purchase details by following
this link http://www.ssthistlegorm.com
Leigh Bishop April 2003
Shipwrecks of the Channel Islands
By John Ovenden & David Shayer
The dangerous waters of the channel Islands have been testing
ships to destruction for centuries and ship accident and ship
loss are integral features of Island life. Using written reports,survivor
evidence, enquiry findings and accounts of divers and marine
archaeologists, the authors have told the stories of twenty-two
major Channel Island wrecks from Roman times to the late 20th
Century, covering passenger and cargo vessels and warships.
Information has been gathered not only from the Islands and
the Uk but also from France the Netherlands, Germany and America.
Many of the photographs included in the book have not been
published before, and photographic images have been supplemented
by the commissioning of original art work to interpret and
Following on from their previous collaboration 'The wreck
of the Stella' (1999) the authors seek to fill a gap in island
studies, bringing together historical research and diving
expertise. The book recounts for the first time in detail
the events leading up to the disasters, examining the impact
upon the lives of those involved, and -where discovered- making
available the information that has been gained by divers about
the ships and their final resting places.
Pages : 200 pages
Format : Hardback
Publication Date : DEC 2002
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Shipwrecks of the Channel Islands. By John
& David Shayer Dec 2002
Technical Diving From The Bottom Up
By Kevin Gurr
Technical Diving from the bottom up is the definitive guide
for both the would be and the experienced technical diver.
Covering a vast range of topics, it is a must read for any
diver serious about the sport. Designed to guide the reader
through the basics such as physiology and equipment configuration,
before moving onto deep mixed gas decompression diving and
the use of rebreathers; each chapter offers practical advice
based not only on Gurr's own experience as one of technical
diving's pioneers but also that of a number of key people
in the industry.
Our Price: £34.99 (You save £5.00)
Pages : 251 pages
Format : Soft back
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SHIPWRECK INDEX OF IRELAND
Volume 6 - New edition!
The most comprehensive record of shipwrecks around the coast
of Ireland ever produced!
The Shipwreck Index of Ireland is the sixth volume in a series
of books, which combine previously unpublished information
on shipping losses in British and Irish waters.
The Irish edition lists over 6,000 shipping losses, including
an incredible number of war losses, around Irelands
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There are two different covers to this volume
an Irish version & an English.
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