The U-boat war that was fought in the English Channel in 1914–18 saw the loss of many hundreds of vessels, large and small: Allied and German, merchant and military.
This book records over 750 vessels and includes first-hand accounts of how the vessels met their ends. Chart positions and maps show the location of the wrecks. Background information is given on the U-boats, many of which became victims themselves.
The information about the wrecks and, in particular, the survivors’ stories gives a fascinating insight into the ebb and flow of the U-boat war. They also constitute an invaluable and unrvialled guide to the identity, layout and history of the hundreds of wrecks which lie scattered on the Channel seabed.
The author, Neil Maw, is a data collection agent whose interest in archeology led him to complete his BSAC diver training in 1972. Since then he has taken part in several underwater expeditions and salvage projects including the discovery of a great many wrecks. After suffering a bend in 1987, Neil has limited his diving to shallow water dives and he has expanded his interest in research of which this book is the result.
190 mm x 257 mm (7.5 in x 10 in)
Hardback with dustjacket
B&W photos with colour charts
ISBN 0 946020 29 9
Underwater World Publications