Mud, muscle, and miracles: Marine salvage in the United States Navy by C. A Bartholomew

  • Book title: Mud, muscle, and miracles: Marine salvage in the United States Navy
  • Author: C. A Bartholomew
  • ISBN10: 0945274033
  • ISBN13: 978-0945274032
  • Publisher: For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O; First American Edition edition (1990)
  • Language: English
  • Subcategory: Military
  • Size ePub: 1572 kb
  • Size PDF: 1492 kb
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Mud, muscle, and miracles: Marine salvage in the United States Navy

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By the start of the 20th century, the U.S. Navy had developed a fledgling salvage capability. Today, under the aegis of the Supervisor of Salvage, the Navy routinely handles assignments around the world, guarding U.S. naval and maritime interests and responding to requests for assistance from our allies. Mud, Muscle, and Miracles takes its reader on a journey through the evolution of salvage—from the construction of a cofferdam to reveal battleship Maineat the bottom of Havana harbor in 1911 to the use of side-scan sonar and remotely operated vehicles to recover aircraft debris and complete vessels from the depths. The story is one of masterful seamanship, incomparable engineering, and absolute ingenuity and courage. It is also the history of one of our nation’s longest-lasting public-private partnerships—that of the commercial salvage industry and the U.S. Navy. The second edition updates U.S. Navy salvage history through the beginning of the 21st century and chronicles 18 additional, precedent-setting marine salvage and deep-ocean recovery operations.