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Well-known underwater explorer Richie Kohler (of Shadow Divers and Deep Sea Detectives) and Best Publishing Company invite you to join the expedition to unravel the Mystery of the Last Olympian: Titanic’s Tragic Sister Britannic.
The book gives you a firsthand account as Richie Kohler takes readers on the intriguing journey from the rise of the magnificent Olympians to the fateful day in 1916. He then moves forward in time through multiple expeditions beginning with the great Jacques Cousteau who located the ocean liner in 1975. Each successive team that risked their lives uncovered new clues, but it was not until 2009 when Richie and his dive partner definitively pinpointed the secret that had eluded them.
Finally, in July 2015, Richie and a small team attained the goal of documenting their findings that answered the century-old question as to why all the engineering solutions built into the mighty Britannic could not save her from sharing the same fate as Titanic.
Experience the expedition as Richie and his team unravel the mystery of the HMHS Britannic:
- With damage to only one compartment, the ship should have been able to stay afloat, and yet she sank twice as quickly as did Titanic. How was that possible?
- Was the hospital ship criminally torpedoed as the British press claimed, or did she ineptly blunder into a minefield, as the Bismarck Government countered?
- Violet Jessop survived the sinking of Britannic and Titanic. Experience her intriguing story.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Richard Kohler is one of only four men in the world who has been to the RMS Titanic and physically diving inside her equally tragic sister ship, HMHS Britannic. His passion for technical scuba diving and maritime history began in 1980, and he is internationally known for exploring some of the most challenging and dangerous shipwrecks in the world. His explorations have helped to locate and name numerous lost vessels, including the minelaying submarine U-215 on the Georges Banks off Nova Scotia and the WWII destroyer USS Murphy that was crushed and forgotten in the New York approaches.
Charlie Hudson a retired army officer and veteran of Desert Storm, is an avid recreational scuba diver who has authored several scuba-themed novels and women’s fiction as well as nonfiction books. She contributes to two online scuba forums and spent two years writing for a local community newspaper. Her twenty-two year Army career included assignments involving extensive technical writing, and she was published in different military journals. She later had a corporate career as a defense services contractor and technical writer before she retired.
“In Richie Kohler’s new book, the same drive for adventure that captivated my father comes alive as Kohler rediscovers the mysteries surrounding the ship’s fateful demise. Their journey spans across past and present, honoring the legacy of an unsinkable ship and the determination of those who risked, or even lost, their lives in the search to uncover its secrets.”
~ Jean-Michel Cousteau, explorer, environmentalist, educator, and producer
“A magnificent, fascinating, entertaining, and must-read true story of the sinking of the ship that has been ignored by history, the larger sister of the legendary Titanic given the name Britannic, a ship that was even faster and more luxurious. Almost as if given a curse, her hulk also rests beneath the sea. Richie Kohler tells her tale in vivid detail, a wonderful, readable tapestry of the last voyage of the Britannic.”
~ Clive Cussler, best-selling author, shipwreck expert, and grand master of adventure
“Every aspect of shipwreck history, discovery, exploration, and forensics is expertly blended with compelling people stories that make this an essential read for anyone with a love of the sea and lost ships.”
~ James P. Delgado, host of National Geographic International Television’s The Sea Hunters and author of Lost Warships: An Archaeological Tour of War at Sea
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