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One of the greatest maritime salvage operations in U.S. history took place for three years after the devastating attack by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Raising the Fleet follows the operation on each ship sunk or damaged, from refloating to moderate to intensive repairs, to putting the ships back into the fleet, with hundreds of period photographs and extensive captions. The three ships not salvaged, the USS Arizona, Oklahoma, and Utah are also covered.
Thousands of naval and civilian personnel worked on the ships, including over 20,000 hours of underwater diving. The authors have used Vice Admiral Homer N. Wallin’s book, Pearl Harbor, Why, How, Fleet Salvage and Final Appraisal for most of the text. A full-color appendix includes the results of an extensive nationwide search for remaining artifacts of the ships that are on display.
Ernest Arroyo, a retired production manager for a national printing firm has been a student of U.S. Naval history for more than 50 years. He maintains a large collection of U.S. Navy ship photographs and a personal reference library, and has received acknowledgements for contributions of numerous photos and associated data in over two dozen books on naval and maritime subjects.
Stan Cohen is a native of Charleston, West Virginia, and a graduate geologist. After many years as a geologist in the ski business and a director of a historical museum, he established Pictorial Histories Publishing Company in 1976 in Missoula Montana. He has authored or co-authored 71 books and published over 350 more.
Ernest Arroyo and Stan Cohen
Pictorial Histories Publishing Co.Printed in Canada
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