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A Civil War gunboat in Pacific waters : life on board USS Saginaw

Author: Hans Van Tilburg
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2010.
Series: New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1870, the ship sank at one of the world's most remote coral reefs; her crew was rescued sixty-eight days later after a dramatic open-boat voyage. More than 130 years later, Hans Van Tilburg led the team that discovered and recorded the Saginaw' s remains near the Kure Atoll reef.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Naval history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Van Tilburg, Hans.
Civil War gunboat in Pacific waters.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2010
(DLC) 2010020781
(OCoLC)613426140
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Van Tilburg
ISBN: 9780813036571 0813036577
OCLC Number: 695994117
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 361 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: A new ship for a new ocean --
Seasoning on the China station --
The Civil War on the Pacific Coast --
Hard times on coastal patrol --
Exploring Seward's icebox --
Hawai'i and the end of the archipelago --
The castaways of Ocean Island --
Afterword : legacy and shipwrecks.
Series Title: New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology.
Responsibility: Hans Konrad Van Tilburg ; foreword by James C. Bradford and Gene Allen Smith.

Abstract:

In 1870, the ship sank at one of the world's most remote coral reefs; her crew was rescued sixty-eight days later after a dramatic open-boat voyage. More than 130 years later, Hans Van Tilburg led the team that discovered and recorded the Saginaw' s remains near the Kure Atoll reef.

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