Cox's Navy: Salvaging the German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow 1924-1931 (BOK)

Tony Booth

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On mid-Summer's Day 1919 the interned German Grand Fleet was scuttled by their crews at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands despite a Royal Navy guard force. Greatly embarrassed, the Admiralty nevertheless confidently stated that none of the ships would ever be recovered. Had it not been for the drive and ingenuity of one man there is indeed every possibility that they would still be resting on the sea bottom today.Cox's Navy tells the incredible true story of Ernest Cox, a Wolverhampton-born scrap merchant, who, despite having no previous experience, led the biggest salvage operation in history to recover the ships. The 28,000 ton Hindenberg was the largest ship ever salvaged. Not knowing the boundaries enabled Cox to apply solid common sense and brilliant improvisation, changing forever marine salvage practice during peace and war.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2011
Forfatter Tony Booth Forlag
PEN & SWORD BOOKS
ISBN 9781848845527 Antall sider 240
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,9cm Vekt 410 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, First World War, Maritime history, Naval forces & warfare