The "Dive into History" series brings to life the wealth of fascinating history that lies on the bottom of the sea. The series will appeal to historians, naval enthusiasts and divers as it uncovers many thrilling episodes of our naval past preserved for posterity in the ocean's depths. This the first volume traces 200 years of American Warships and also looks at some British warships from the Revolutionary War. It details the fates of many sailing ships, cruisers, frigates, cutters, destroyers, minesweepers and patrol boats that helped defend America's shores over the last two centuries.The authors are both very experienced divers who have combined their knowledge of more than 40 reachable warship wrecks on America's East Coast with detailed historical research to accurately tell the story with hundreds of photos facts and figures. Some of the wrecks are within easy reach of the sport diver, while others are far more challenging and some are still to be located. With this is mind, the book examines 50 more wrecks and lists many others awaiting discovery.
Famous shipwrecks like the San Diego and Wilkes Barre are covered in detail and illustrated with many photos of the wrecks and the ships in service. Some lesser known wrecks also yield fabulous images as well as more remarkable tales of men and ships at war on the ocean.