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I have just seen this book in two local bookshops.
It covers sub losses from Hunley to the Kursk.
It is well illustrated with photos and paintings. plenty of new material. Ken Marshall features on the pages concerning the Lusitania.
The book is introduced by Bob Ballard and written by Spencer Dunmore.

Has anyone else seen this book?
what do you think of it?

Martin
 
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IT'S THE BOMB!

Well worth the $35.00 for a place to set your morning *coffee* on ;-)

Then again I got this thing for submarines...and all those blessed with a fortitude trait...enabling the technological leap from BEEBEs' diving bell...to TRIDENT...the keeper of mere civilization!

Michael A. Cundiff
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From The Navy Newsstand:

World War II SUBVETS Memorial Service Held
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NORFOLK (NNS) -- Submarine Learning Facility (SUBLRNFAC), Naval Station Norfolk hosted the annual Submarine Veterans of World War II Memorial Service May 21.

The service honored the 52 submarines and Sailors lost during World War II, and the losses of the USS Thresher (SSN 593), April 10, 1963, and the USS Scorpion (SSN 589), May 22, 1968.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=45520
 
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From The Navy Newsstand:

Navy Confirms Sunken Sub in Balabac Strait is USS Flier
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PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- The wreck of a U.S. submarine sunk during World War II has been discovered in the Balabac Strait area of the Philippines, Rear Adm. Douglas McAneny, commander Submarine Forces Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC), announced Feb. 1.

USS Flier (SS 250) was discovered by a documentary film company and identified by COMSUBPAC through the use of video evidence and the assistance of the Naval Heritage and History Command, McAneny said.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=51005
 
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From The International Business Times:

Missing WWII submarine found with 42 entombed US sailors
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An exploration team led by Tim Taylor aboard the expedition vessel "RV Tiburon" has located and documented the wreck of the WWII submarine USS R-12.

The R-12 was lost on June 12,1943 in 600 feet of water, sinking in less than 15 seconds.
More at http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/151774/20110525/missing-wwii-submarine-found-with-42-entombed-u-s-sailors.htm

NavSource photopage at http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08089.htm
 
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From The Navy Newsstand:

Sailors Honor Lost World War II Submarines, Submariners
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KEYPORT, Wash. (NNS) -- Members of the U.S. Navy Bremerton Base Submarine Veterans (SubVets) Association hosted a "Tolling of the Boats" ceremony at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Wash., May 26.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=60638

Comment: One out of every four of these men went out and never came back. They remain on Eternal Patrol.
 
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From Keys News:

Team maps sunken sub; ready to dive on it
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Researchers who discovered a sunken Navy submarine in which 42 sailors drowned off Key West more than 60 years ago are beginning the next phase of their expedition: sending small, modern, manned submarines down 600 feet to the vessel to get a close-up view of the underwater grave.
More at http://keysnews.com/node/32676
 
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From The East Lothian News:

Images pinpoint WW1 sub wrecks
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OF THE nine million people killed in the First World War, few could have died in more unusual or tragic circumstances than those lost in the Battle of May Island.

Two hundred and seventy lives were claimed as two submarines sank and three other vessels were damaged on the night of January 31-February 1, 1918.
More at http://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/roundup/articles/2011/08/11/416048-images-pinpoint-ww1-sub-wrecks-/
 
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From The Napa Valley Register:

Yountville man to lead sailors’ memorial Mare Island ceremony that honors submariners
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Vallejo’s former Mare Island Naval Shipyard will be the site of a memorial service honoring submarine crews lost during World War II, with the event’s Napa County founder leading the remembrance.
More at http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/yountville-man-to-lead-sailors-memorial-mare-island-ceremony-that/article_29f68cf8-f22b-11e0-9aea-001cc4c0328 6.html
 
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