By Edward C. Raymer
Now for the 1st time, the executive diver of the Pearl Harbor salvage operations, Cmdr. Edward C. Raymer, USN (Ret.), tells the total tale of the determined makes an attempt to save lots of crewmembers stuck inside of their sinking ships. Descent into Darkness is the one e-book to be had that describes the elevating and salvage operations of sunken battleships following the December seventh attack.
Once Raymer and his workforce of divers entered the interiors of the sunken shipwrecksattempting untested and very likely lethal diving techniquesthey skilled a global of overall blackness, not able to determine even the faceplates in their helmets. through memorizing the ships’ blueprints and utilizing their experience of contact, the divers groped their means thousands of toes contained in the sunken vessels to make upkeep and salvage very important conflict fabric. The divers realized easy methods to deal with such unseen hazards as falling gadgets, sharks, the eerie presence of floating human our bodies, and the consistent danger of jap assaults from above.
Though lots of those divers have been killed or heavily injured throughout the wartime salvage operations, by and large they'd nice luck acting what very unlikely jobs. between their credit, Raymer’s group raised the sunken battleships USS West Virginia, USS Nevada, USS California, After Pearl Harbor they moved directly to different an important salvage paintings off Guadalcanal and the websites of alternative nice sea battles.
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