Guess I missed it then. For the information of all, Ballard's book on this expedition is already on the bookshelves. I've already given it a sticky beak and while it's long on history, the number of photos of the wreckage itself can be counted on one hand.
The only reason I didn't buy it is because money is a little short and Christmas is around the corner. I have some other priorities right now. My observations on the photographs were so people didn't get their hopes up for something more then there actually is.
In fairness though, I don't think there would be a lot to see there anyway. PT boats were built of plywood and wouldn't last long in salt water unless it was buried in the sediment. What I saw were a few photos of the torpedo tubes, one of which still had a weapon in it.
And for the record, I'm not dumping on Dr. Ballard. Finding the surviving wreckage was no small feat. From what I saw of the book, it gave a good history about the PT boats in general, the PT-109 in particular, and what it took to find the remaining fragments. Considering how little is left, it's a wonder he found it at all.
While not on my priority list right now, I do mean to add it to my library.
From my initial understanding of the PT-109 wreck, it is only the torpedo tubes which are exposed. Perhaps in terms of an identifiable feature.
Michael: Money is always short around here, but then again that is what makes for a challenge in my life (BTW, I did manage to purchase my very own copy of "LOST SUBS" today...the photographs therein are stellar!).
So often I speak of selling my Steamship memorabilia collection...but then again where would I find equal complacence...perhaps the boat (QE-2) trip to Europe?
I think I shall just continue the struggle and maintain my post as an temporary caretaker of those dear possesions from our past