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On the Bottom: The Tale of the Dangerous and Ground-Breaking Salvage of the Sunken S-51

Edward Ellsberg

In a collision with a steamship, City of Rome, on the night of September 25, 1925, the U.S. Navy Submarine S-51 sank in 132 feet of water, taking 33 sailors to the ocean floor. This is the story of the men charged with doing the impossible--raising the thousand ton sub from the bottom of the sea. Added to this modern classic of true adventure are a foreword and afterword giving specifics of the accident and the aftermath, additional photographs, a publisher's preface, and appendices.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: Apr 6th, 2004
  • Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.04in - 6.00in - 0.63in - 0.71lb
  • EAN: 9780451211514
  • Recommended age: 18-UP
  • Categories: Military - NavalShips & Shipbuilding - SubmarinesMilitary - United States
Praise for this book
"Will surely rank among the epics of the sea."