Where Divers Dare: The Hunt for the Last U-Boat
Randall Peffer. New York: Berkley Caliber, 2016. 310 pp. Illus. Index. $28.
Reviewed by James P. Delgado
From 1939 through 1945, the Battle of the Atlantic raged across the vastness of the ocean and off America’s shores. Decades later, interest remains high in the events, ships, submarines, and men who fought in this—the longest campaign of World War II, on the conflict’s largest battlefield.
Randall Peffer writes compellingly of the 20-year quest by an exceptionally talented group of shipwreck explorers and divers who sought the remains of U-550—the last German U-boat believed to rest in relatively shallow waters off the U.S. coast.