The Shipwreck Hunter: A Lifetime of Extraordinary Discovery and Adventure in the Deep Seas

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Allen & Unwin, 2017 - Marine scientists - 400 pages
David Mearns has found some of the world's most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks, from the deep-water searches that led to him solving the 66-year mystery of HMAS Sydney and the final resting place of the mighty battlecruiser HMS Hood to the shallow reefs of a remote island that revealed the wooden skeletons of Vasco de Gama's 16th century fleet.

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User Review  - kenno82 - LibraryThing

This book was more compelling for the histories of each shipwreck, than the finding of the wreck itself. I hadn't heard of some of the wrecks, but each was significant. On the downside, the finding of each wreck felt a bit same, same. Read full review

The Shipwreck Hunter: A Lifetime of Extraordinary Discoveries on the Ocean Floor

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Shipwreck hunter Mearns provides an at times riveting, at times ponderous collection of his experiences planning, funding, and executing successful searches for sunken ships. Mearns succinctly ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

US-born marine scientist, researcher and deep-sea shipwreck hunter David Mearns OAM has found and filmed some of the world's most famous and controversial shipwrecks; notoriously difficult wrecks that others predicted would never be found or their mysteries solved. Over his 25-year career he has led the research and discovery of 24 major shipwrecks achieving an overall success rate of 89%, and his company Blue Water Recoveries has been awarded three Guinness World Records, including one for the deepest shipwreck ever found at 5,762 metres. David is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club.

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