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- DescriptionRoyal Navy submarine HMS Poseidon sank in collision with a Chinese freighter during routine exercises in 1931 off Weihaiwei. Thirty of its fifty-six-man crew scrambled out of the hatches as it went down. Of the twenty-six who remained inside, eight attempted to surface using Davis gear, an early form of diving equipment: six of them made it safely to the surface in the first escape of this kind in submarine history and became heroes. The incident was then forgotten, eclipsed by the greater drama that followed in World War II, until news emerged that, for obscure reasons, the Chinese government had salvaged the wrecked submarine in 1972. This lively account of the Poseidon incident tells the story of the accident and its aftermath, and of the author's own quest to find out about the 1972 salvage.
- Author BiographySteven R. Schwankert is an award-winning writer and editor with seventeen years of experience in Greater China.
- Author(s)Steven R. Schwankert
- PublisherHong Kong University Press
- Date of Publication10/12/2013
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Place of PublicationHong Kong
- Country of PublicationHong Kong
- ImprintHong Kong University Press
- Content Note33 b&w
- Weight510 g
- Width163 mm
- Height238 mm
- Spine18 mm
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