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Dive Englands Greatest Wrecks Rod MacDonald

Dive Englands Greatest Wrecks

Rod MacDonald

Published February 1st 2010
ISBN : 9781845966577
Hardcover
176 pages
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 About the Book 

British history is irrevocably tied to the sea. The progress and very survival of this island nation has depended in large part upon the development of its naval fleet and on maritime engineering and overseas trade. For centuries Britannia did indeedMoreBritish history is irrevocably tied to the sea. The progress and very survival of this island nation has depended in large part upon the development of its naval fleet and on maritime engineering and overseas trade. For centuries Britannia did indeed rule the waves and at one time a huge percentage of all ships made in the world were constructed in Britain. While those days are now largely over, a tantalizing sunken treasury of Britains glorious naval past lies waiting to be explored at the bottom of the sea in the countless wrecks that lie around Britains shores. Dive Englands Greatest Wrecks is the perfect companion for any diver interested in exploring Englands most exciting shipwrecks, preserved as time capsules of an era of sea power and majesty that has now passed into the history books. Among the ten featured here are the Salsette off Weymouth, arguably Englands most famous shipwreck- the SS Kyarra off Dorset- the British submarine M2 and the pre-dreadnought battleship HMS Hood, both lying off Portland- the American Liberty ship James Eagan Layne off Plymouth- and the fabulous P&O liner Moldavia. Along with the history of each vessel and the dramatic account of how it was wrecked, there is essential diver information detailing how the wreck lies today, along with depths, tides, and other points of interest. Each of the wrecks is vividly brought to life by specially commissioned stunning paintings showing the vessels as they lie on the seabed today.