This volume focuses in detail on 12 of England's most famous wrecks, with a separate chapter dedicated to each. Every chapter features: information on the life and history of each ship, its construction and the highlights of its career; a cutaway sketch showing the depths to the highest and deepest parts of each wreck; a specially commissioned painting of each wreck as it lies on the seabed today by marine artist Rob Ward; illustrations where appropriate using archive material and underwater photographs; and an essential information panel which provides a summary of important details for divers, including depths, currents, visibility, launching, local conditions and the nearest compression facility. This book is a companion for any wreck diver interested in exploring England's most exciting shipwrecks. Those featured include the SS Salsette in Weymouth, arguably England's most famous shipwreck, the SS Kyarra in Dorset and the Piludski, Yorkshire's biggest shipwreck.
Rod Macdonald is a lawyer and is the author of the bestselling Mainstream titles Dive Scapa Flow, now in its third edition, and Dive Scotland's Greatest Wrecks, now in its second edition. He specialised in wreck diving research and has written for most international diving publications. He lives in Stonehaven with his wfe and two daughters.