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On the Bottom

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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 o... Lire la suite
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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.

On the BottomPublisher's Preface

Chapter I: Collision
Chapter II. On the S-51
Chapter III. Rescue Efforts
Chapter IV: Vacillation
Chapter V: The Salvage Problem
Chapter VI: Diving
Chapter VII: The Divers
Chapter VIII: Off Block Island
Chapter IX: In the Engine Room
Chapter X: The First Snag
Chapter XI: The Control Room
Chapter XII: Another Struggle
Chapter XIII: The First Pontoon
Chapter XIV: Blowing the Ballast Tanks
Chapter XV: Outside the Control Room
Chapter XVI: A Lost Diver
Chapter XVII: The Motor Room
Chapter XVIII: Winter
Chapter XIX: A Diving School
Chapter XX: Lost, a Submarine
Chapter XXI: Pontoons Again
Chapter XXII: My First Dive
Chapter XXIII: Sealing Up Aft
Chapter XXIV: The Torch Solves a Problem
Chapter XXV: The First Tunnel
Chapter XXVI: The Cement Gun
Chapter XXVII: An Ocean Oil Well
Chapter XXVIII: The Engine Room Hatch
Chapter XXIX: More Pontoons
Chapter XXX: A Tug of War
Chapter XXXI: The Last Tunnel
Chapter XXXII: Lashing Up
Chapter XXXIII: June 22, 1926
Chapter XXXIV: Still More Pontoons
Chapter XXXV: July 5, 1926
Chapter XXXVI: The Tow
Chapter XXXVII: Man of War Rock
Chapter XXXVIII: The Bell
Chapter XXXIX: The End

Publisher's Afterword
Appendix A: Final Sailing List
Appendix B: Additional Sources
Appendix C: S-51 Schematics

Informations sur le produit

Titre: On the Bottom
Sous-titre: The Tale of the Dangerous and Ground-Breaking Salvage of the Sunken S-51
Code EAN: 9780451211514
ISBN: 978-0-451-21151-4
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Random House N.Y.
Genre: Autres ouvrages de référence
nombre de pages: 272
Année: 2004