Reading “NEVER FORGOTTEN” 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 Israeli submarine 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!
Dr. Ballard co-authored “Bright Shark”, a techno-thriller inspired by the disappearance of DAKAR. Among the most accomplished and well known of the world’s deep-sea explorers, Dr. Robert Ballard is best known for his historic discoveries of hydro-thermal vents, the sunken R.M.S. Titanic, the German battleship Bismarck, and numerous other contemporary and ancient shipwrecks around the world. During his long career he has conducted more than 150 deep-sea expeditions using the latest in exploration technology.
NEVER FORGOTTEN is a gripping true story of disaster and discovery. A world-renowned underwater explorer, Dave Jourdan brings the compassion of a veteran submariner and the brilliance of a tested scientist to a story of horror and loss, and the epic search to find and recover lost sailors at sea. A brilliant read!
Former Commander, EUCOM, and NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, Stavridis is a 1976 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a native of South Florida. He served as a strategic and long range planner on the staffs of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. At the start of the “Global War on Terror”, he was selected as the director of the Navy Operations Group, Deep Blue, USA. He has also served as the executive assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and the senior military assistant to the United States Secretary of Defense.
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 is an American adventure novelist and underwater explorer. His thriller novels, many featuring the character Dirk Pitt, have reached The New York Times fiction best-seller list more than 20 times.
A fascinating, hi-tech detective story that solves a 31-year maritime mystery…Jourdan adeptly details the identification of key clues, including the intriguing path of a submerged buoy, and brings the reader along a ghostly underwater search that culminates in the dramatic discovery of the long-lost submarine. NEVER FORGOTTEN combines the sophisticated search for a lost vessel with the emotional story of the DAKAR and its ill-fated crew.