The Salvage of the Century, by R Wharton
The Salvage of the Century
In 1942 HMS Edinburgh was torpedoed in the Barents Sea carrying 4,570kg of gold bars. Almost 40 years later a British consortium returned to the site to recover the gold. The haul was worth £40m at the time (about £140m today). It was a no-cure no-pay project that created a world record in deep diving that stands to this day. The author who was involved in the operation gives a full account of the project.
Hardback in very good condition. John Bevan bookplate on the inside front cover.
Colour and b&w photographs
210 mm x 262 mm (8.25 in x 10.25 in)
2000, Best Publishing Company
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|Dimensions||35 × 24 × 3 cm|