The Resource Where divers dare : the hunt for the last U-boat, Randall Peffer

Where divers dare : the hunt for the last U-boat, Randall Peffer

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Where divers dare : the hunt for the last U-boat
Title
Where divers dare
Title remainder
the hunt for the last U-boat
Statement of responsibility
Randall Peffer
Title variation
Hunt for the last U-boat
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the tradition of Shadow Divers, this is the gripping true account of the search for German U-boat U-550, the last unfound, diveable wreck of a U-boat off the United States coast, and the battle in which it was sunk. On April 16, 1944, the SS Pan Pennsylvania was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-550 off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. In return the sub was driven to the surface with depth charges, and then sent to the bottom of the ocean by three destroyer escorts that were guarding the naval convoy. For more than sixty years the location of the U-boat's wreck eluded divers. In 2012, a team found it--the last undiscovered U-boat in diveable waters off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, more than three hundred feet below the surface. This is the story of their twenty-year quest to find this "Holy Grail" of deep-sea diving and their tenacious efforts to dive on this treacherous wreck--and of the stunning clash at sea that sealed its doom and brought the Battle of the Atlantic to America's doorstep"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peffer, Randall S
Dewey number
940.54/293
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D782.U186
LC item number
P44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • U-550 (Submarine)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Shipwrecks
  • Shipwrecks
  • Underwater archaeology
  • Divers
  • Deep diving
  • Salvage
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Where divers dare : the hunt for the last U-boat, Randall Peffer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn917888481
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780425276365
Lccn
2015028313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)917888481
Label
Where divers dare : the hunt for the last U-boat, Randall Peffer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn917888481
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780425276365
Lccn
2015028313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)917888481

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