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Final voyage : the world's worst maritime disasters

Author: Jonathan Eyers
Publisher: London : Adlard Coles Nautical/Bloomsbury, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Everyone knows the story of the Titanic, but in terms of loss of life that catastrophe doesn't even figure as one of the 50 worst maritime disasters of the last three hundred years. The twentieth century was the age of the great ocean vessels, capable of carrying thousands of passengers, but it also became the age of unprecedented losses at sea. The causes of disaster are legion: besides icebergs and enemy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Eyers, Jonathan.
Final Voyage : The world's worst maritime disasters.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Eyers
ISBN: 9781408158920 1408158922
OCLC Number: 902817224
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (191 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Introduction; 1 In the Hands of God: Catastrophe at sea during the Age of Sail; 2 America's Titanic: Triumph and tragedy aboard the Sultana; 3 The Halifax Explosion: The loss of a ship, the devastation of a city; 4 War at Sea: From the Spanish Armada to the Bismarck; 5 Britain's Darkest Hour: The loss of the Lancastria and why Churchill covered it up; 6 The Age of Total Loss: Tragedy without triumph during the Second World War; 7 Ten Thousand Dead: The sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff; 8 Worse than Titanic: Maritime disasters since the Second World War; Index.
Responsibility: Jonathan Eyers.

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Everyone knows the story of the Titanic, but in terms of loss of life that catastrophe doesn't even figure as one of the 50 worst maritime disasters of the last three hundred years. The twentieth century was the age of the great ocean vessels, capable of carrying thousands of passengers, but it also became the age of unprecedented losses at sea. The causes of disaster are legion: besides icebergs and enemy torpedoes, ships have been sunk by fire, explosions, flooding, capsizing, storms, collisions and human error. Many of these disasters have been almost forgotten, such as the loss of the Wil.

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