- ISBN/SKU: 9781591144182
- Binding: Hardcover
- Era: Cold War
- Number of Pages: 272
- Subject: History
- Date Available: May 2009
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Just after midnight on January 25, 1968, the Israeli Navy's newly commissioned submarine Dakar transmitted her last communication. Disappearing beneath the waves, she went down in the Mediterranean Sea without a trace. Israel spent the next thirty-one years searching for the massive 287-foot submarine and her crew of sixty-nine officers and seamen. After launching more than twenty-five expeditions of their own, the Israeli Navy, in 1996, invited the noted ocean explorer David Jourdan and his company Nauticos to conduct a search that led, three years later, to the Dakar's discovery. Assisting Jourdan in the search was Tom Dettweiller, who later went on to lead the team that discovered the HMS Victory in the English Channel in 2008.
Never Forgotten tells the story of the quest to locate the missing boat, ten thousand feet deep, and to determine the cause of the disaster. It is an exhilarating first-person account of Jourdan's deep-sea search and of the will, endurance, and technical know-how that made it successful. It is also the story of the extraordinary people who made up the lost submarine's crew and the impact they had on an entire nation.
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Praise for Never Forgotten
“. . . .This book is well-written, has good pace and is well-illustrated.” — WARSHIP 2011’s “Naval Books of the Year”
"The disappearance of the Israeli submarine Dakar was one of the great sea mysteries of the twentieth century. Never Forgotten is epic story-telling by the man who made the incredible discovery possible. David Jourdan's account of the search is as interesting as it is intriguing." —Clive Cussler
"Reading Never Forgotten by undersea explorer David Jourdan brought back many old memories of the Cold War when I was serving in the U.S. Navy. The story surrounding the loss of the Israel submarine INS DAKAR, always fascinated me as a Naval Intelligence Officer. Its sinking led to all sorts of conspiracy theories so it was great to finally learn the truth!" —Robert D. Ballard