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Exploring the Britannic by Simon Mills

Exploring the Britannic

The life, last voyage and wreck of Titanic's tragic twin

Simon Mills

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Imprint: Adlard Coles Nautical
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 7 Mar 2019
ISBN: 9781472954923

With remarkable sonar scans and many never before seen photographs of the wreck, plus fold-out sections of the original Harland & Wolff ship plans, not previously published in their entirety, Exploring the Britannic finally details how the mysteries surrounding the 100-year-old enigma were laid to rest, and what the future might also hold for her.

4 stars out of 5
Gareth Russell
5 Jun 2019

"a beautiful and often moving reflection on history, warfare, undersea exploration, friendship, courage and tragedy"

In 2009, Britannic unexpectedly claimed a new victim when Mills’s friend and colleague, Carl Spencer, was killed during an exploratory dive. Mills’s account of Spencer’s last mission and the aftermath of his death is unbearably heartfelt. It offers an unvarnished glimpse into his own grief and anger.... Both a jeremiad of personal mourning and a tribute to his late friend, the section on the risks of diving to Britannic, even today, is harrowingly honest. Exploring the Britannic is a beautiful and often moving reflection on history, warfare, undersea exploration, friendship, courage and tragedy.

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