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Title:
Disasters of the deep : a comprehensive survey of submarine accidents and disasters
Author:
Gray, Edwyn.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Few survived
Edition:
Third revised and updated edition.
Publication Information:
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
x, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"Originally published as Few survived in 1986 by Leo Cooper."

Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
'Give us air!' -- 'Into perpetual night' -- 'The best tradition of the Service' -- 'They feel very cold' -- 'Overdue and presumed lost' -- When in doubt--dive!' -- 'A trifling mistake--' -- 'Slow torture as well as death' -- 'Hi, fellas. Here we are' (USS Squalus) -- 'We couldn't open the hatch' (HMS Thetis) -- 'Here we go for 14 days survivor's leave' -- 'We are at the north end of the Hurd Deep' -- 'Gertrude-- check K' -- 'Don't lose hope!' -- Affray, the last word -- 'Deliver us, O Lord' -- Appendices: Pioneer and experimental submarines lost before 1 January 1990 -- Naval submarines lost by accident or error since 1990 -- Submarine losses from 1 January 1900 to 31 July 1914 -- Submarine losses from 1 August 1914 to 11 November 1918 -- Submarine losses from 12 November 1918 to 31 August 1939 -- Submarine losses from 1 September 1939 to 2 September 1945 -- 3 September 1945 to 31 December 2001 -- World submarine losses.
ISBN:
9781591142140
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

First published in 1986 as Few Survived, this revised edition presents a comprehensive account of every peacetime submarine disaster through the Kursk in 2000.


Author Notes

Edwyn Gray was born in London and educated at the Cooper's Company School, the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and London University. His writing career began with short stories and articles, often with naval themes, for leading British, American and Australian magazines. In addition he has written eight novels on the war beneath the waves. He has earned a worldwide reputation as a naval historian
Edwyn Gray and his wife live in Norfolk, England, and he is currently working as a naval consultant for both the British and American media


Table of Contents

Author's Notep. vii
1 'Give us air!'p. 1
2 'Into perpetual night.'p. 18
3 'The best tradition of the Service.'p. 37
4 'They feel very cold.'p. 57
5 'Overdue and presumed lost.'p. 74
6 'When in doubt--dive!'p. 91
7 'A trifling mistake ...'p. 103
8 'Slow torture as well as death.'p. 119
9 'Hi, fellas. Here we are.' (USS Squalus)p. 138
10 'We couldn't open the hatch.' (HMS Thetis)p. 154
11 'Here we go for 14 days survivor's leave.'p. 172
12 'We are at the north end of Hurd Deep.'p. 191
13 'Gertrude ... Check K.'p. 206
14 'Don't lose hope!'p. 229
15 Affray, the last wordp. 250
16 'Deliver us, O Lord.'p. 257
Appendices
1 Pioneer and experimental submarines lost before 1 January 1900p. 267
2 Naval submarines lost by accident or error since 1900p. 269
3 Submarine losses from 1 January 1900 to 31 July 1914p. 284
4 Submarine losses from 1 August 1914 to 11 November 1918p. 285
5 Submarine losses from 12 November 1918 to 31 August 1939p. 286
6 Submarine losses from 1 September 1939 to 2 September 1945p. 287
7 3 September 1945 to 31 December 2001p. 289
8 World Submarine lossesp. 290
Indexp. 291

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