This gripping account of mighty ships that have succumb to the power of the ocean analyzes the individual cause of each ship's watery demise. Testifying to the power of the living sea are haunting images of human skulls lying in gaps of coral and fish swimming through rotting cabins.
Also included is thought-provoking social commentary regarding legal issues surrounding sunken treasure; Hollywood's obsession with shipwrecks; the advancement of technology; and scuba divers' access to sunken ships. The many black-and-white photographs show the ships like the USS Arizona in various stages of submersion, while the underwater color photograph show ships like the RMS Titanic in their present state. Also included is a fascinating map of shipwrecks around the world.