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|Named Person:||Edward L Beach|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Edward L Beach
|Notes:||Originally published: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1962.|
|Description:||xix, 293 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Series Title:||Bluejacket books.|
|Responsibility:||Edward L. Beach.|
"Here is Captain Beach's firsthand account of the thirty-six-thousand-nautical-mile voyage whose records for speed and endurance still stand today. It brings to life the many tense events in the historic journey: the malfunction of the fathometer, an instrument essential to locating undersea mountains and shallow waters; the agonizing illness of a senior petty officer; and the serious problem that suddenly overtook the ship's main hydraulic oil system. But with the stress came frequent moments of humor and poignancy, which, as described by Beach, make readers feel as if they had been along on the ride of a lifetime."--BOOK JACKET.