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Civil and Merchant Vessel Encounters with United States Navy Ships, 1800-2000

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Contacts or incidents (among them collisions, rescue missions, groundings, founderings, intentional scuttlings, piracy, and other contacts) occurring between nearly 1,000 United States Navy ships and over 900 merchant vessels, yachts, workboats, and other craft during peacetime and wartime throughout the history of the Navy, are the subject of this reference work. The oldest contact in the book occurred in the year 1800 and the latest happened in February 1999 when a Navy sub torpedoed the merchant vessel New Carissa off the coast of Oregon. Some events became international incidents, such as the time in 1962 when Russian MiGs from Cuba fired rockets at the Ala, an American shrimpboat, in international waters between Florida and Cuba. Some encounters between civil and merchant vessels and the Navy have gone to various courts for investigation or civil action and this work includes accounts given by parti

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A compilation of approximately 900 civilian vessels that had contact with United States naval vessels during the 19th and 20th century. The forms of contact involve collision, stranding, foundering, fire, explosion, salvage, and piracy. Arranged alphabetically, the entries list the vessel's operator, owner, tonnage, and year placed in service, and provide a brief synopsis of the event. The author recently served in the Navy.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786411559
Foreword:
Zucker, Channing M.
Author:
Zucker, Channing M.
Foreword by:
Zucker, Channing M.
Foreword:
Zucker, Channing M.
Author:
Williams, Greg H.
Publisher:
McFarland & Company
Location:
Jefferson, N.C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Shipwrecks
Subject:
Shipwrecks
Subject:
Merchant ships
Subject:
Marine accidents
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Nautical-Shipwrecks
Subject:
Nautical - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
106-946
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
307
Dimensions:
9.24x6.14x.90 in. 1.17 lbs.

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