By Edward C. Raymer
The executive diver of the Pearl Harbor salvage operations tells the complete tale of the determined makes an attempt to avoid wasting crewmembers stuck inside of their sinking ships On December 7, 1941, because the nice battleships Arizona, Oklahoma, and Utah lie paralysed and burning within the aftermath of the japanese assault on Pearl Harbor, a crack staff of U.S. military salvage divers headed by way of Edward C. Raymer have been hurriedly flown to Oahu from the mainland. The divers were given a Herculean job; to rescue the sailors and Marines trapped under, and resurrect the satisfaction of the Pacific fleet. Now for the 1st time, the manager diver of the Pearl Harbor salvage operations, Cmdr. Edward C. Raymer, USN (Ret.), tells the full tale, within the purely ebook to be had that describes the elevating and salvage operations of sunken battleships following the December seventh assault. as soon as Raymer and his team of divers entered the interiors of the sunken shipwrecks, making an attempt untested and possibly lethal diving suggestions, they skilled an international of overall blackness, not able to work out even the faceplates in their helmets. through memorising the ships' blueprints and utilizing their experience of contact, the divers groped their method hundreds and hundreds of ft contained in the sunken vessels to make upkeep and salvage very important conflict fabric. The divers discovered easy methods to do something about such unseen hazards as falling items, sharks, the eerie presence of floating human our bodies, and the consistent risk of jap assaults from above. even though a lot of those divers have been killed or heavily injured in the course of the wartime salvage operations, ordinarily that they had nice good fortune appearing what looked to be very unlikely jobs. between their credit, Raymer's group raised the sunken battleships West Virginia, Nevada, and California.
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Knoop’s next English partner was Platt Bros. in Manchester, where he bought most of the machinery. W. Gromme, his nephew and the son of one of Ludwig Knoop’s sisters; later Ludwig Knoop held shares in this company. Besides this, Ludwig worked together with many English companies in which members of his family or he himself had shares. These were in particular: Mather, Platt & Co. , another steam-engine factory, also in Bolton; and seven other companies. W. Gromme was one of the directors and later Ludwig Knoop’s Before the Great War 19 grandson Johann Ludwig Knoop also worked for this company.
Descent Into Darkness: Pearl Harbor, 1941a Navy Diver's Memoir by Edward C. Raymer