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Doomed Ships: Great Ocean Liner Disasters

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These true-life adventures unfold amid flames, collisions, and explosions, with frantic calls of SOS and a rush to clamber aboard the lifeboats. Naval historian William H. Miller, Jr., recounts the dramatic stories behind a host of ill-fated passenger ships. He takes readers beyond the newspaper headlines and formal inquiries, offering firsthand accounts of heroic rescues, daring escapes, and tragic losses.

Starting with the torpedoing of the Lusitania  in 1915 and concluding in 2005 with the capsize of the Oriana during a Chinese typhoon, these are the world's most ill-starred vessels: the Morro Castle, Normandie, Andrea Doria, Europa, and many other ships whose maritime lives ended in catastrophe (the Titanic has been omitted, since that disaster has been well documented elsewhere). Nearly 200 photographs, many from private collections, highlight a compelling blend of personal anecdote and historical record.

Synopsis:

Raging fires. Pounding waves. Heroic rescues. Daring escapes. Dover's expert naval historian profiles history's most important passenger vessel disasters, from the "Lusitania"'s" "1915 torpedoing to the "Oriana"'s destruction by a typhoon off China's coast in 2005. Miller also gives life to the tragic stories of the "Morro Castle," "Normandie," "Andrea Doria," "Europa," and other ill-fated ships.

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Nearly 200 photographs, many from private collections, highlight tales of some of the vessels whose pleasure cruises ended in catastrophe: the Morro Castle, Normandie, Andrea Doria, Europa, and many others.

Synopsis:

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Synopsis:

These true-life adventures unfold amid flames, collision, and explosions, with frantic calls of SOS and a rush to clamber aboard lifeboats. Nearly 200 photographs, many from private collections, highlight tales of the vessels whose pleasure cruises ended in catastrophe: the Morro Castle, Normandie, Andrea Doria, Europa, and others.

Synopsis:

These true-life adventures unfold amid flames, collision, and explosions, with frantic calls of SOS and a rush to clamber aboard lifeboats. Nearly 200 photographs, many from private collections, highlight tales of the vessels whose maritime lives ended in catastrophe: the Morro Castle, Normandie, Andrea Doria, Europa, and others. (The Titanic has been omitted since that disaster has been well documented elsewhere.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486453668
Author:
Miller, William Hughes
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Miller, William H.
Author:
William H., Jr. Miller
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Shipwrecks
Subject:
Ocean travel
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Pictorial
Subject:
Ocean liners
Subject:
Shipwrecks
Subject:
Nautical-Shipwrecks
Subject:
Nautical - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Maritime Books
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
11.75 x 8.88 in 1.02 lb

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Product details 128 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486453668 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Raging fires. Pounding waves. Heroic rescues. Daring escapes. Dover's expert naval historian profiles history's most important passenger vessel disasters, from the "Lusitania"'s" "1915 torpedoing to the "Oriana"'s destruction by a typhoon off China's coast in 2005. Miller also gives life to the tragic stories of the "Morro Castle," "Normandie," "Andrea Doria," "Europa," and other ill-fated ships.

"Synopsis" by ,
Nearly 200 photographs, many from private collections, highlight tales of some of the vessels whose pleasure cruises ended in catastrophe: the Morro Castle, Normandie, Andrea Doria, Europa, and many others.
"Synopsis" by , < div> These true-life adventures unfold amid flames, collision, and explosions, with frantic calls of SOS and a rush to clamber aboard lifeboats. Nearly 200 photographs, many from private collections, highlight tales of the vessels whose maritime lives ended in catastrophe: the < i> Morro Castle< /i> , < i> Normandie, < /i> < i> Andrea Doria, < /i> < i> Europa< /i> , and others.< /div>
"Synopsis" by , These true-life adventures unfold amid flames, collision, and explosions, with frantic calls of SOS and a rush to clamber aboard lifeboats. Nearly 200 photographs, many from private collections, highlight tales of the vessels whose pleasure cruises ended in catastrophe: the Morro Castle, Normandie, Andrea Doria, Europa, and others.
"Synopsis" by , These true-life adventures unfold amid flames, collision, and explosions, with frantic calls of SOS and a rush to clamber aboard lifeboats. Nearly 200 photographs, many from private collections, highlight tales of the vessels whose maritime lives ended in catastrophe: the Morro Castle, Normandie, Andrea Doria, Europa, and others. (The Titanic has been omitted since that disaster has been well documented elsewhere.)
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