The Thresher Disaster: The Most Tragic Dive in Submarine History :: John Bentley soon to be presented for sale on the sparkling BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: New English Library, 1975, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Cutaways;
From the cover: On 9th April, 1963, USS Thresher, the United States Navys newest, fastest, deepest-diving submarine lay at berth in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, New Hampshire. After a nine-month overhaul, Thresher was to be put through her paces for the next forty-eight hours. She was due to be back at her berth on 11 April with most of the thousand items on her Sea Trial Agenda ticked off as satisfactory or requiring nominal attention. So everyone hoped.
At nine oclock the following day the tests were in full swing. At 0913 Thresher slipped past the test depth towards terrible danger. At 0917 the pres…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 380 pages. Index. 8½” x 5¾”.
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