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click to enlarge U.S.S. SAN DIEGO: The Last Armored Cruiser
By Gary Gentile
120 pages, 6 x 9, paperback, 210 photos (most color), Appendices, Bibliography, Pub Date: 1989
ISBN: 0-9621453-1-9
Price: $20.00
This volume is the definitive account of one of the most popular East Coast shipwrecks. The U.S.S. San Diego, the only capital ship the U.S. lost in action in WWI, now lies upside down at a depth of 115 feet off Long Island's south shore. Included is the history, sinking, salvage and preservation of this former flagship. The author takes you on a tour deep inside the dark, jumbled and dangerous silt-covered passageways of this great warship.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Construction
  • Career
  • U-156
  • Sinking
  • Salvage
  • Preservation

About the Author

Gary Gentile started his diving career in 1970. Since then he has made 1,000's of decompression dives, over 180 of them on the Andrea Doria. He has specialized in wreck diving and shipwreck research, concentration on wrecks along the East Coast, from Newfoundland to Key West, and in the Great Lakes. He has written dozens of articles for magazines and has published thousands of photographs in books, periodicals, newspapers, brochures, museum displays, film and television. He lectures extensively on wilderness and underwater topics, and conducts seminars on advanced wreck diving techniques and high-tech diving equipment. He is the author of more than three dozen books: primarily science fiction novels and nonfiction works on diving, and nautical and shipwreck history. His works include the Popular Dive Guide Series of shipwreck books along the East Coast. He served in the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam where he was severely wounded.

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