The Lost Ships of Guadalcanal
by Robert D. Ballard and Rick Archbold
Exploring the Ghost Fleet of the South Pacific
Dozens of battered warships lie beneath the constricted waters off Guadalcanal, justifying the macabre moniker of Iron Bottom Sound. Unseen for 50 years, this submarine battlefield received its first visitor in 1992, aquanaut Robert Ballard.
The twisted, encrusted shapes he saw are here spread out with the same lavish pictorial formula used in his enormously popular albums on the Titanic and the Bismarck. Prewar photos of battleships in dress regalia contrast graphically with eerie paintings and photos of shell and torpedo strikes that destroyed them and their crews. Now, as in the moment of foundering during the half dozen sharp, short naval battles around the island, guns aim askew, fatal holes gape wide, and turret plates peel back.
Ballard treats these unheralded ships, American, Australian, and Japanese with the technical accuracy and with reverence.
Hardcover: 227 pages
Publisher: Warner Books October 1993
Size: 11.2 x 8.7 x 1 inches
Weight: 3 pounds
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