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Poseidon: China's Secret Salvage of Britain's Lost Submarine

Schwankert, Steven

Verlag: Hong Kong University Press, 2014
ISBN 10: 9888208187 / ISBN 13: 9789888208180
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Titel: Poseidon: China's Secret Salvage of ...

Verlag: Hong Kong University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2014

Einband: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Schwankert's tale of a lost submarine, its discovery and secret salvage by the Chinese is a compelling, real-life expos. Exciting, suspenseful, filled with intrigue, Poseidon is a must-read to set lost history on the track to truth." -- Clive Cussler, author of Raise the Titanic and Poseidon's Arrow. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_9888208187

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Royal Navy submarine HMS Poseidon sank in collision with a Chinese freighter during routine exercises in 1931 off Weihaiwei. Thirty of its fifty-six-man crew scrambled out of the hatches as it went down. Of the twenty-six who remained inside, eight attempted to surface using "Davis gear," an early form of diving equipment: six of them made it safely to the surface in the first escape of this kind in submarine history and became heroes. The incident was then forgotten, eclipsed by the greater drama that followed in World War II, until news emerged that, for obscure reasons, the Chinese government had salvaged the wrecked submarine in 1972. This lively account of the Poseidon incident tells the story of the accident and its aftermath, and of the author's own quest to find out about the 1972 salvage.

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Steven R. Schwankert is an award-winning writer and editor with seventeen years of experience in Greater China.

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