Hidden Warships

Finding World War II's Abandoned, Sunk, and Preserved Warships


Author: Nicholas A. Veronico

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 1627886648

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 4916

As close as you can get to the world's warship wrecks without getting your feet wet Sunk by enemy fire, scuttled, or run aground, the number of World War II-era battleships, cruisers, submarines, and other warships that ended their service on the bottom of the world's oceans and seas is enormous. In the decades since the conflict, wreck hunters have pored over historical records and combed the world's oceans to find their remains. In Hidden Warships, naval historian Nicholas A. Veronico details the history, recovery, and preservation of these sunken combat ships--including accounts from the divers and restorers who have worked with them. Beginning with the Japanese midget submarines that attacked Pearl Harbor and continuing through into the modern era, including the 2006 sinking of the postwar aircraft carrier USS Oriskany, Veronico provides rich detail on each noteworthy vessel, including over 150 photographs, ship specifications, geographic coordinates, and more. For the enthusiast who wants an even more complete experience, the book concludes with a list of preserved ships, an Internet resource guide, and a suggested reading list to continue the exploration. Whether you plan on visiting these historic sites yourself or simply enjoy their compelling stories, Hidden Warships will guide you, above the surface and underwater, through some of the most famous relics of World War II naval warfare.

Hidden Warbirds

The Epic Stories of Finding, Recovering, and Rebuilding WWII's Lost Aircraft


Author: Nicholas A. Veronico

Publisher: MBI Publishing Company LLC and Zenith Press

ISBN: 0760344094

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1964

Veronico explores the romantic era of World War II warbirds and the stories of some of its most famous wrecks, including the "Swamp Ghost" (a B-17E which crashed in New Guinea in the early days of World War II and which was only recently recovered), and "Glacier Girl" (a P-38, part of "The Lost Squadron," which crashed in a large ice sheet in Greenland in 1942). Throughout, Veronico provides a history of the aircraft, as well as the unique story behind each discovery and recovery with ample illustrations.

Bloody Skies

U.S. Eighth Air Force Battle Damage in World War II


Author: Nicholas A. Veronico

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811714551

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 7473

A visual history of the US Eighth Air Force in World War II • Hundreds of photos of American aircraft damaged or shot down by the German Luftwaffe • Photos of damaged bomber and fighter planes, plus information on their crews and missions • Perfect complement to the narrative accounts in the Stackpole Military History Series • Ideal reference for military history fans, scholars, and modelers

Descent Into Darkness

Pearl Harbor, 1941: a Navy Diver's Memoir


Author: Edward C. Raymer

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1591147247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

View: 5211

A Navy salvage diver recounts his experience in the effort to save the lives of sailors trapped in sinking ships after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Great British Shipwrecks

A Personal Adventure


Author: Rod Macdonald

Publisher: Whittles Pub

ISBN: 9781849950770

Category: History

Page: 150

View: 2262

37 classic shipwrecks around the UK - with full history, photos and illustration of each by renowned marine artist

Force Z Shipwrecks of the South China Sea

HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse


Author: Rod Macdonald

Publisher: Whittles Pub

ISBN: 9781849950954

Category: History

Page: 156

View: 9776

The first book to explore in detail the wrecks of these two vessels from Force Z which in December 1941 was sent to defend Singapore. It grippingly narrates the lead up to the siege of Singapore and the battle far out at sea in which Force Z was decimated in the Royal Navy's greatest loss in a single engagement. The force was attacked by 85 Japanese torpedo bombers, with huge loss of life. It was the first time a modern battleship had been sunk by air power and the loss of Prince of Wales is seen as marking the end of the era of the battleship. The wrecks are explored in detail with illustrations of them on the seabed and underwater photographs.

Hidden Warbirds II

More Epic Stories of Finding, Recovering, and Rebuilding WWII's Lost Aircraft


Author: Nicholas A. Veronico

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 1627881972

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 2146

DIVThe continuation of World War II’s most intriguing new aviation series./divDIV /divDIVIn Hidden Warbirds II, the engaging follow-up to the critically acclaimed Hidden Warbirds, aviation historian Nicholas A. Veronico further explores the romantic era of World War II warbirds and the stories of some of its most famous wrecks and recoveries. The long-long aircraft featured in this much-anticipated sequel include the Dotty Mae, a P-47 rescued from a lake in Austria; a Hawker Tempest being restored in Texas; and a Junker 88 recovered from the icy waters of Norway. Throughout the book, Veronico provides a history of each aircraft, as well as the unique story behind each discovery and recovery, all accompanied by incredible documentary photographs. With over 150 of these photographs, depicting more than 20 warbird stories spanning the world, Hidden Warbirds II triumphantly continues a nonfiction series that renowned military author Alan Griffith calls “a fascinating joy to read.”/div

Where Divers Dare

The Hunt for the Last U-Boat


Author: Randall Peffer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698168968

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1514

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 dive-able 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. From the Hardcover edition.

Forgotten fleet

the mothball navy


Author: Daniel Madsen

Publisher: Naval Inst Pr


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 239

View: 1881

Looks at the U.S. Navy's mothball fleet, with a history of ships and shipyards, from the end of World War II to the present

Abandoned and Forgotten

An Orphaned Girl's Tale of Survival During World War II


Author: Evelyne Tannehill

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1587366932

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 431

View: 7042

Much has been written about World War II, but not often do we hear about the immeasurable suffering of the Germans who wanted no part of Hitler's regime. "Abandoned and Forgotten" is the memoir of a young girl growing up in the then-German province of East Prussia by the Baltic Sea. Orphaned at the age of nine and left to fend for herself in a hostile world, Evelyne Tannehill witnessed firsthand what happens when law and order break down and self-preservation becomes the only thing that matters. Her journey is a poignant example of how resilient the human spirit can be, even in the face of war's greatest horrors.

Okända fakta om andra världskriget


Author: Niclas Hermansson,Peter Ryberg

Publisher: Svenska Historiska Media Förlag

ISBN: 9175456176

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 6311

»En mycket lättläst och underhållande bok om andra världskriget … boken är svår att lägga ifrån sig.« Bibliotekstjänst Historien är fylld av sådant som oförtjänt har förblivit okänt, glömts bort, ignorerats eller gallrats bort. Därmed inte sagt att stoffet är ointressant — tvärtom! I Okända fakta om andra världskriget finns bland annat historien om Röda arméns experiment med radiostyrda stridsvagnar, drottning Elizabeths tid som mekaniker i lottakåren och björnen som tjänstgjorde i ett polskt förband.

Left for Dead

A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis


Author: Peter Nelson

Publisher: Random House of Canada

ISBN: 9780385729598

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 201

View: 5482

Recalls the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis at the end of World War II, the navy cover-up and unfair court martial of the ship's captain, and how a young boy helped the survivors set the record straight fifty-five years later.

Death in the Baltic

The World War II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff


Author: Cathryn J. Prince

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Trade

ISBN: 9781137279194

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 445

January 1945: the outcome of World War II has been determined. The Third Reich is in free fall as the Russians close in from the east. Berlin plans an eleventh-hour exodus for the German civilians trapped in the Red Army's way. More than 10,000 women, children, sick, and elderly pack aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a former cruise ship. Soon after the ship leaves port, three Soviet torpedoes strike it, inflicting catastrophic damage and throwing passengers into the frozen waters of the Baltic. More than 9,400 perished in the night-six times the number lost on the Titanic. Yet as the Cold War started no one wanted to acknowledge the sinking. In Death in the Baltic, by drawing on interviews with survivors, as well as the letters and diaries of those who perished, award-wining author Cathryn Prince reconstructs this forgotten moment in history. She weaves these personal narratives into a broader story, finally giving this WWII tragedy its rightful remembrance.

Lost Warships

An Archaeological Tour of War at Sea


Author: James P. Delgado

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816045303

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 8563

Offers a guide to wrecks from noteworthy battles of the ancient Mediterranean to the U.S. Civil War and World War II, providing historical context on warships in ancient waters, global wars, and the nuclear age.


America's Military Aircraft Boneyard


Author: Nicholas A. Veronico,Nick Veronico,Ron Strong

Publisher: Specialty PressPub & Wholesalers

ISBN: 9781580071390

Category: History

Page: 143

View: 4578

The largest US military aircraft storage center. Numerous photographs taken both from the air and on the ground show the reader vistas of the 4,000 total airplanes stored at this site, while a detailed appendix gives a comprehensive listing of all the aircraft types.

Sink Or Swim


Author: Steve Watkins

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781338057935

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4068

Inspired by the true story of the youngest boy who served in World War II, Steve Watkins weaves a story of courage in the face of danger and hope in the face of defeat.

The Battle of Midway


Author: Craig L. Symonds

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195397932

Category: History

Page: 452

View: 5489

A close-up look at the battle of Midway Island analyzes this crucial naval victory, which marked the turning point for the American fleet in the Pacific theater of World War II.

Reader's Digest the Truth about History

How New Evidence is Transforming the Story of the Past


Author: Reader's Digest

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 9780762105236

Category: History

Page: 319

View: 8687

Delves into recent findings and myths that have been proven as fact in relation to historical events, including the discovery of tartan-clad mummies in China and the location of Noah's Flood.

World War Two at Sea

The Last Battleships


Author: Philip Kaplan

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 147383452X

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 6282

The big-gun battleship served as a symbol of the ultimate power of the world's greatest navies beginning late in the nineteenth century and continuing into the Second World War. So historically important was this vessel that the arms race between Britain and Germany to build navies with larger, more powerful battleships was among the key sources of tension between those nations in the lead up to the First World War.??In this book, veteran battleship crew members describe their unforgettable experiences, including those of a young officer in a British battleship at Jutland; tales of the loss of the German warship Scharnhorst in the arctic off the North Cape; the combat experience inside a sixteen-inch gun turret aboard an Iowa-class battleship bombarding Iraq during the Gulf War, and the adventures of HMS Warspite in World War One, in the Mediterranean and on her way to the breaker's yard in 1947. ??Included too is the story of the great German battleship Bismarck, which sank the pride of the British fleet, the story of HMS Hood, and that of the USS Missouri on whose deck the final surrender document of the Second World War was signed. ??The text is combined with a compelling selection of historic images representing the era of the great battleships from the early years through the First and Second World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and the preservation of a handful of these vessels as museum pieces today.

The Codebreakers

The Comprehensive History of Secret Communication from Ancient Times to the Internet


Author: David Kahn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439103550

Category: History

Page: 1200

View: 3865

The magnificent, unrivaled history of codes and ciphers -- how they're made, how they're broken, and the many and fascinating roles they've played since the dawn of civilization in war, business, diplomacy, and espionage -- updated with a new chapter on computer cryptography and the Ultra secret. Man has created codes to keep secrets and has broken codes to learn those secrets since the time of the Pharaohs. For 4,000 years, fierce battles have been waged between codemakers and codebreakers, and the story of these battles is civilization's secret history, the hidden account of how wars were won and lost, diplomatic intrigues foiled, business secrets stolen, governments ruined, computers hacked. From the XYZ Affair to the Dreyfus Affair, from the Gallic War to the Persian Gulf, from Druidic runes and the kaballah to outer space, from the Zimmermann telegram to Enigma to the Manhattan Project, codebreaking has shaped the course of human events to an extent beyond any easy reckoning. Once a government monopoly, cryptology today touches everybody. It secures the Internet, keeps e-mail private, maintains the integrity of cash machine transactions, and scrambles TV signals on unpaid-for channels. David Kahn's The Codebreakers takes the measure of what codes and codebreaking have meant in human history in a single comprehensive account, astonishing in its scope and enthralling in its execution. Hailed upon first publication as a book likely to become the definitive work of its kind, The Codebreakers has more than lived up to that prediction: it remains unsurpassed. With a brilliant new chapter that makes use of previously classified documents to bring the book thoroughly up to date, and to explore the myriad ways computer codes and their hackers are changing all of our lives, The Codebreakers is the skeleton key to a thousand thrilling true stories of intrigue, mystery, and adventure. It is a masterpiece of the historian's art.