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Author Peffer, Randall S., author.

Title Where divers dare : the hunt for the last U-boat / Randall Peffer. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Berkley Calibre, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-294) and index.
Subject U-550 (Submarine)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, German.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Submarine.
Shipwrecks -- Massachusetts -- Nantucket Island.
Shipwrecks -- North Atlantic Ocean.
Underwater archaeology -- North Atlantic Ocean.
Divers -- United States -- Biography.
Deep diving -- United States -- History.
Salvage -- United States -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- North Atlantic Ocean.
Added Title Hunt for the last U-boat
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Peffer, Randall S. Where divers dare New York : Berkley Calibre, [2016] 9780425276365 (DLC) 2015028313 (OCoLC)917888481
ISBN 9780698168961 : $65.00
0698168968 : $65.00
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