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Sailing into the abyss : a true story of extreme heroism on the high seas

Author: William R Benedetto
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Kensington Pub. Corp., 2005. ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Relates the December 1969 voyage of the S.S. Badger State, an American merchant ship carrying a cargo of bombs to Vietnam, as violent storms caused the cargo to break free of its packing, causing the crew to abandon ship before it was destroyed by explosions.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William R Benedetto
ISBN: 0806526343 9780806526348 0806526467 9780806526461
OCLC Number: 57657842
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Description: xvi, 253 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Under way --
Driving off the spleen --
Below deck --
Wards of the Admiralty --
A fragile ship --
Fateful prophecy --
Toughness --
Flying Dragon --
A mighty wind --
Pandemonium --
One last hope --
Khian Star --
An unforgettable hell --
Drop me deep --
Rescue --
The will of God.
Responsibility: William R. Benedetto ; [foreword by Howard V. Thorsen].
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Using eyewitness accounts, official documents, and rarely seen photos, "Sailing Into the Abyss" takes a fascinating look at the human drama behind the deadliest sea disaster of the Vietnam War.  Read more...

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