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The skipper & the Eagle

Author: Gordon McGowan, Capt.
Publisher: Peekskill, N.Y. : Sea History Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon McGowan, Capt.
ISBN: 0930248090 9780930248093
OCLC Number: 41174828
Description: xv, 239 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Background, the assignment, the barque --
Settling in, "Ducky" --
First day aboard, "Ka-Leut," first inspection --
Wardroom, galley, the engine dilemma --
First American enlistees, new engine, rigging --
Scotty, the figurehead, the name "Eagle," drydock, commissioning, American rations --
Sailing day, Eddie Didion, Falmouth --
Into the Atlantic, first sail set, "Doc" --
About setting sails, night furling, Funchal --
Diplomatic visits, bumboats, picnic, dinner --
Weighing anchor, into the tradewinds, time at sea, appendicitis --
Bermuda, the Admiral's visit, reception aboard, starting the last leg home --
Premonition, wind, storm --
Hurricane, heaving-to, rifing it out --
Inspecting the damage, heading for home --
Appendices: A note on names and people --
Commanding officers, 1946-1999 --
Itinerary of Eagle, 1946-1998 --
Kapitänleutnant Schnibbe's report.
Other Titles: Skipper and the Eagle
Responsibility: by Gordon McGowan ; foreword by Alan Villiers ; introduction by Peter Stanford ; afterword by Robert J. Papp, Jr.

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