Beneath the Waves, by A S Evans

Beneath the Waves, A history of submarine losses, 1904–1971
A S Evans

Hardback with dust jacket. Excellent condition. Inside pages yellowed.

In the 70 years since the founding of the Royal Navy Submarine Service in 1901, 173 submarines were lost, many in with their entire crew. During WW2 the loss of personnel was roughly the equivalent strength of the Submarine Arm at the outbreak of hostilities in September 1939. Not all losses occurred during wartime, of course. The RN’s first submarine, A1, was lost in 1904 after a collision with the Berwick Castle. 70 years later the Artemis sank alongside Fort Blockhouse in Gosport. This book recounts some of the incidents and remarkable escapes.

439 pages
Black and white photographs
160 mm x 240 mm (6.25 in x 9.5 in)
1986, Willliam Kimber, London


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Weight 1.2 kg
Dimensions 30 × 20 × 3 cm