David L. Mearns has discovered some of the world’s most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks. From the mighty battleship HMS Hood (sunk in a pyrrhic duel with the Bismarck) to solving the mystery of HMAS Sydney, to the crumbling wooden skeletons of Vasco da Gama’s sixteenth century fleet, Mearns has searched for and found dozens of sunken vessels in every ocean of the world.
The Shipwreck Hunter chronicles his most intriguing finds. It describes the extraordinary techniques used, the detailed research and mid-ocean stamina (and courage) required to find a wreck thousands of feet beneath the sea, as well as the moving human stories that lie behind each of these oceanic tragedies. Combining the adventuring derring-do of Indiana Jones with the precision of a scientist, The Shipwreck Hunter opens an illuminating porthole into the shadowy depths of the ocean.
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Table of Contents
1 MV Lucona: Murder and fraud on the high seas 19
2 MV Derbyshire: Lost without trace 51
3 HMS Hood and KTB Bismarck: search for an epic battle 109
4 TSS Athenia: The first casualty of World War II 167
5 HMAS Sydney (II) and HSK Kormoran: Solving Australia's Greatest Maritime Mystery 199
6 AHS Centaur: Sunk on a mission of mercy 269
7 Esmeralda: Vasco da Gama's second armada to India 327
8 USS Indianapolis and Endurance: Waiting to be found 365