SS Thistlegorm: The Ultimate Visual Guide to the World’s Greatest Shipwreck

Simon Brown, Jon Henderson, Alex Mustard, Mike Postons

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

Divers consistently rate the SS Thistlegorm as not only one of the world’s best wreck dives, but as one of the world’s best dives – period. The ship is packed with the materials of war; lorries, trucks, motorbikes, aircraft spares and airfield equipment are crammed into the forward holds, while the remains of shattered vehicles and armoured vehicles lie amongst boxes of ammunition in the aft holds. This book brings together historical images and archive documents, underwater photography, 3D photogrammetry and digital reconstruction to present the wreck in a truly unique and stunning way. With nine 3D models and 320 illustrations or images, including 120 breath-taking underwater images, each part of the ship and its cargo is covered in detail. Descriptions include where each artefact or area of interest can be found with location maps showing exactly where the ship hides its secrets, contemporary wartime images of the cargo in action, modern day preserved examples as well as in-situ images taken inside and around the wreck.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHelston
Publisher3deep Media
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2018

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