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by Rod Macdonald

  • ISBN: 1840183349
  • Category: Travel
  • Author: Rod Macdonald
  • Subcategory: Europe
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing; 2nd edition (July 3, 2000)
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • FB2 size: 1320 kb
  • EPUB size: 1811 kb
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Dive: Scotland's Greatest Wrecks Hardcover – July 3, 2000

Dive: Scotland's Greatest Wrecks Hardcover – July 3, 2000. by Rod Macdonald (Author). Dive Scotland's Greatest Wrecks" measures a little under 10" x 7" with a hard cover and comes from "Mainstream Publishing" of Edinburgh.

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Dive England's Greatest Wrecks 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 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 tantalising sunken treasury of Britain's glorious naval past lies waiting to be explored at the bottom of the sea in the countless wrecks that lie around Britain's shores.

The wreck of an unidentified Japanese WWII naval auxiliary was located in Malakal Harbor, Palau in 1990 by Dan Bailey, who was working from . aerial combat photographs from the fast carrier air raid Operation Desecrate 1 on 30/31 March 1944. The aft hold was filled with depth charges and had stacks of Japanese Army helmets - hence it got nicknamed the Depth Charge wreck or the Helmet wreck. The latter name came to stick and is how the wreck is known 27 years later - it remains unidentified.

Dive England's Greatest Wrecks is the perfect companion for any diver interested in exploring England's 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 England's 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.

This book is a companion for any wreck diver interested in exploring England's most exciting shipwrecks. Those featured include the SS Salsette in Weymouth, arguably England's most famous shipwreck, the SS Kyarra in Dorset and the Piludski, Yorkshire's biggest shipwreck.

Since its initial publication in 1990, "Dive Scapa Flow" by Rod Macdonald .

Since its initial publication in 1990, "Dive Scapa Flow" by Rod Macdonald has been THE definitive guide to diving Scapa Flow in Orkney. This has been described as "the greatest act of maritime suicide the world has ever seen", at least as far as the ships were concerned: thankfully most of the members of the crews survived. Over time they were joined by other wrecks: by blockships deliberately sunk to block passages between islands, by the wrecks of Royal Navy battleships HMS Royal Oak (sunk by a German U-Boat in World War Two) and HMS Vanguard (destroyed in what was probably an accident), and by other ships that met their end in or around what is one.

His books such as Dive Scapa Flow and The Darkness Below are . Rod’s journey around the UK starts with the classic recreational diving shipwrecks.

His books such as Dive Scapa Flow and The Darkness Below are household names in the diving world.

Dive Scotland's Greatest Wrecks by Rod Macdonald (Mainstream Publishing, 2003). Into the Abyss: Diving to Adventure in the Liquid World by Rod Macdonald (Mainstream Publishing, 2003). Fireside Diver by Bonnie Cardone (Aquapress, 1995). Neutral Buoyancy: Adventures in a Liquid World by Tim Ecott (Penguin Books Ltd, 2002). The Silent World (National Geographic Adventure Classics) by Jacques Yves Cousteau (National Geographic Society, 2004).

Accomplished diver Rod Macdonald has carefully selected 14 of Scotland's most famous shipwrecks in this practical and authoritative guide. The story of the sinking of each vessel is dramatically recounted and accompanied by a detailed description of the wreck today. Each wreck is brought vividly to life by specially commissioned illustrations and the dives are depicted with charts and underwater photographs.

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