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Few Survived: History of Submarine Disasters
A revised edition of an account of peacetime submarine disasters from 1774 to the present day, previously published in 1991. Examines the development of the submarine from experimental stages in the late 18th century to the present day, and provides details of all disasters ever reported.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published March 1st 1986 by Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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This is very thorough and could easily have been twice as long. It did feel a little rushed towards the end however. I know this is an updated version but it is still relatively old now and there are a few things missing, notably the Kursk, so if you are after anything from 2000 onwards you will need to look elsewhere. However this is an excellent compendium of disasters and accidents along side developments in submarine design, construction and safety/rescue gear. I particularly enjoyed the pre ...more
Edwyn Gray is a British author who specialises in naval writing. Educated at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, Gray read economics at the University of London and then joined the British civil service. His writing career began in 1953 when he started writing for magazines. His first book was published in 1969, and he became a full-time writer in 1980.