Sunken Ships, World War II: U.S. Naval Chronology Including Submarine Losses of the United States, England, Germany, Japan, Italy

Branden Books
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Sunken Ships of World War II is truly one of the greatest compendiums of naval history that has ever been put together. Not only does it give an exhaustive chronology of events and ac-tions of the United States Navy, it also contains listings of the Al-lies (American and English) and of the Axis (Japanese, German and Italian) naval losses wherever they took place. Each of the more than 350 pages of this book is packed with minute informa-tion on each sunken vessel. Entries also include the most available information on the commanders, crews, size, displacement and location in degrees of each vessel, the battles, the forces, and just about any other particular information of interest on each vessel. By any measurement Sunken Ships of World War II stands alone for its depth and breath of the information revealed in its detailed pages
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About the author

Karl Heden was a licensed diver for over 50 years. He also had access to various U.S. Government archives and foreign embassies of the nation's capital, where he has been researching shipwriecks worldwide for the past 40 years.
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Branden Books
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Published on
Dec 31, 2006
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Pages
360
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ISBN
9780828321181
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Language
English
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Genres
History / United States / 21st Century
Transportation / Navigation
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