Subsunk: The Story of Submarine Escape. Captain W. O. Shelford.

Subsunk: The Story of Submarine Escape

Garden City: Doubleday, 1960. First American edition. Hardcover. First American edition. Hardcover. 248 pp. + additional 8-page appendix ar rear of diagrams of escape breating apparatus. Illustrated with photographs and diagrams. Fine in very good, prce clipped dust jacket, fade to the spine strip and shallow chipping head of spine. Authored by a retired Royal Navy officer, a world-wide history of submarine disasters--and the full story of the efforts made to improve chances of escape from the sunken vessels. Captin Shelford looks back to the earliest recorded escape in 1851 and traces the various methods and devices tested since--from efforts to lift whole ships to emergence through torpedo tubes, to the use of breathing sets, and the American rescue bell. Fine / very good. Item #E24921

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