Disasters at Sea

Disasters at Sea

Describes shipwrecks that have occurred due to poor weather conditions or human error, highlighting the collison of two passenger ships in 1854 in thick fog and a torpedo attack on the Lusitania in 1915.

Author: Andrew Donkin

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 078947381X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 804

Describes shipwrecks that have occurred due to poor weather conditions or human error, highlighting the collison of two passenger ships in 1854 in thick fog and a torpedo attack on the Lusitania in 1915.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Disasters at Sea

Disasters at Sea

Author: Milton H. Watson

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: UOM:39015019754319

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 842

Categories: Political Science

Disasters at Sea

Disasters at Sea

This book is a fascinating read for all who go afloat either for business or pleasure, and for anyone interested in just why disasters happen at sea.

Author: Dag Pike

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472908346

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 405

Dag Pike draws on his experience as merchant navy captain, fast boat navigator and boat safety tester for RNLI lifeboats to focus on a wide range of disasters at sea. He compiles a wide range of accounts of yachts, motorboats and commercial vessels running into difficulty as a result of poor navigation, fog, miscalculation, human error, weather conditions etc and analyses in a readable and entertaining fashion what caused the disaster, what went wrong, how it was dealt with and the lessons learned from it. Examples range from the Fastnet disaster, powerboat races, boats run down in the Channel, to trawlers pulled under by submarines, ferry accidents and tanker and cargo ship disasters. The incidents include grounding, collision, fire, sinking, ice and storms, and each chapter has an example from the Marine Accident Investigation Bureau who monitor incidents at sea. This book is a fascinating read for all who go afloat either for business or pleasure, and for anyone interested in just why disasters happen at sea.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Disaster at Sea

Disaster at Sea

Author: John Marriott

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:35007006888857

Category: Marine accidents

Page: 176

View: 295

Categories: Marine accidents

Disaster at Sea

Disaster at Sea

Account of 30 of the world's great maritime disasters - from the "Titanic to the "Andrea Doria."

Author: Otto Mielke

Publisher: New York : Fleet Publishing Corporation

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041708244

Category: Shipwrecks

Page: 255

View: 233

Account of 30 of the world's great maritime disasters - from the "Titanic to the "Andrea Doria."
Categories: Shipwrecks

Lost

Lost

A “hair-raising” (Houston Chronicle) account of shipwreck and survival and a searing portrait of faith without reason, Lost! is an unforgettable true story from “a writer of tremendous power and achievement” (Detroit Free Press).

Author: Thomas Thompson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504043304

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 796

From the bestselling author of Blood and Money: A haunting true story of three people locked in a fierce struggle against time and the sea—and each other. In July 1973, Bob Tininenko; his wife, Linda; and his brother in-law, Jim Fisher, set sail from Tacoma, Washington, on a thirty-one-foot trimaran down the West Coast to Costa Rica. The journey was expected to take a matter of weeks, but ten days into the cruise, the party encountered a freak storm off the coast of northern California. When gale-force winds and fifty-foot waves capsized their boat, the voyage became a nightmare. For seventy-two days, the trio was lost at sea. Challenged by nature and compromised by a bitter rivalry, their courage and will to live was put to the ultimate test. Jim, the owner and skipper of the boat, was a devout fundamentalist whose recognition of God’s will in every event brought him into increasing conflict with his brother-in-law. As the two men battled to take control of a dire situation, Linda kept a secret that would lead to heartrending tragedy. A “hair-raising” (Houston Chronicle) account of shipwreck and survival and a searing portrait of faith without reason, Lost! is an unforgettable true story from “a writer of tremendous power and achievement” (Detroit Free Press).
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Titanic

Titanic

The ability to read, understand and interpret informational text will strongly predict success at school, university and beyond.

Author: Sean Callery

Publisher:

ISBN: 1407138391

Category: Shipwrecks

Page: 32

View: 802

Discover More Readers: Titanic is a Level 3 Reader (ages 7-9) for independent learners with timelines, vivid charts, exciting photographs and technical vocabulary. Independent readers can examine the technology of the ship, and read eyewitness accounts through the eyes of Eva Hart, a seven-year-old girl who survived the sinking of RMS Titanic \- perfect for budding scientists. Comes with a free digital book featuring extra content, games and activities, plus audio and video enhancements.
Categories: Shipwrecks

Titanic

Titanic

Chronicles the history, inner workings, passengers, sinking, and impact of the legendary liner.

Author: Philip Wilkinson

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 9781429675277

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 130

Chronicles the history, inner workings, passengers, sinking, and impact of the legendary liner.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

SS Atlantic

SS Atlantic

Here, for the first time, is the complete story of this infamous event, complete with passenger list, inquiry results, and the final fate of the wreck -- now a popular destination for scuba divers.

Author: Greg Cochkanoff

Publisher:

ISBN: 086492528X

Category: History

Page: 174

View: 272

It's a cold April night on the high seas. A ship steams quickly towards port. Aboard are wealthy passengers enjoying their luxurious accommodations. In the holds below, steerage passengers sit in crowded berths, excited about starting a new life in a new world. In the bridge above, the Captain retires for the evening. The lookouts think they see something ahead. Too late, they warn the bridge . . . This was the fate of the S.S. Atlantic, the second ship built by the White Star Line for its new fleet. Built forty-two years before the RMS Titanic, the Atlantic had successfully completed eighteen crossings before it ran aground off the coast of Nova Scotia on April 1, 1873, killing 562 of the 952 onboard. It was the worst trans-Atlantic marine disaster of the 19th century, yet, until now, the full story has never been told.
Categories: History

Sunk Without Trace

Sunk Without Trace

By the same author as the bestselling Total Loss, this is a new collection of terrifying and compelling accounts of yachts lost at sea.

Author: Paul Gelder

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408197950

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 478

By the same author as the bestselling Total Loss, this is a new collection of terrifying and compelling accounts of yachts lost at sea. The seven deadly causes of loss continue to take their toll, and Paul Gelder has compiled first-hand accounts of shipwreck and sinking caused by Collision, Gear Failure, Stress of Weather, Faulty Navigation, Fire, Crew Failure and Exhaustion. The moving, emotionally charged descriptions of shipwrecked sailors abandoning their yachts at sea will have you on the edge of your seat. But these accounts are more than just gripping tales of disaster - they carry valuable lessons which the survivors have been able to pass on to all who go to sea for pleasure. Praise for Total Loss: 'The tales provide gripping if sometimes unsettling reading and many valuable lessons.' - Cruising World 'Sure, you can learn from your own mistakes, but wouldn't you rather learn from theirs?' - Sailing
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Lost At Sea

Lost At Sea

Recounts the worst commercial fishing disaster in American history, in which fourteen men drowned in 1983 in the Bering Sea, tracing the investigation into the disaster and its far-reaching consequences.

Author: Patrick Dillon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684869094

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 248

Recounts the worst commercial fishing disaster in American history, in which fourteen men drowned in 1983 in the Bering Sea, tracing the investigation into the disaster and its far-reaching consequences.
Categories: History

Whaleship Essex

Whaleship Essex

Could you survive being shipwrecked in the middle of the ocean? Tracked by a murderous whale? Whaleship Essex: Disaster at Sea in the True Survival series explores the shocking survival story of the Whaleship Essex and her crew.

Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan

Publisher: 45th Parallel Press

ISBN: 153410870X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 964

Could you survive being shipwrecked in the middle of the ocean? Tracked by a murderous whale? Whaleship Essex: Disaster at Sea in the True Survival series explores the shocking survival story of the Whaleship Essex and her crew. The book is written with a high interest level and lower level of complexity to serve more mature students reading at lower levels. Clear visuals, colorful photographs (including images of the survivors!), and considerate text help with comprehension and wild facts hold the readers' interest from the first page to the last. A table of contents, glossary, and index all enhance comprehension and vocabulary.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Disasters at Sea

Disasters at Sea

With dramatic images and eyewitness accounts plus the latest facts and figures this book gives you a close-up look at disasters at sea.

Author: Michael Woods

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 9780822585381

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 515

For thousands of years, the perils of the sea have claimed uncountable numbers of victims. Bad weather, rocks and icebergs, equipment failures, human error, and many more types of tragedies have all sent ships to watery graves. While modern technology has made sea-going vessels safer and rescues easier, there still are terrible disasters that occur. With dramatic images and eyewitness accounts plus the latest facts and figures this book gives you a close-up look at disasters at sea.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Tragic Fate of the U S S Indianapolis

The Tragic Fate of the U S S  Indianapolis

This is the true story of the massive thirty-year cover-up that followed the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis.

Author: Raymond B. Lech

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780815411208

Category: History

Page: 309

View: 392

This is the true story of the massive thirty-year cover-up that followed the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis.
Categories: History

Sea Disasters

Sea Disasters

Explains the history, causes, and effects of various disasters at sea. Freakish weather, human error, and devastating war are some of the causes of history's most frightening disasters at sea.

Author: Ann Weil

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ

ISBN: 1562546600

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 548

Explains the history, causes, and effects of various disasters at sea.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Great Ship Disasters

Great Ship Disasters

From the wrath of nature creating mayhem aboard, to the mechanical incidents that led to horrific consequences and the unexplained disappearances of numerous seaworthy vessels, inside are the true tales of life-and death-at sea.

Author: Kit Bonner

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760313369

Category: Transportation

Page: 143

View: 734

Great Ship Disasters contains insider information on the most sensational incidents at sea over the past one hundred years. From the wrath of nature creating mayhem aboard, to the mechanical incidents that led to horrific consequences and the unexplained disappearances of numerous seaworthy vessels, inside are the true tales of life-and death-at sea. Organized by type of disaster and covering the evolution of the passenger and cruise ship industry, Great Ship Disasters takes readers onboard for each incident and utilizes more than 150 photos to offer an in-depth perspective of disasters at sea.Pub Date: JUNE 2003
Categories: Transportation

Inferno at Sea

Inferno at Sea

The charred, smoldering, stranded ship quickly became a tourist attraction; hawkers sold souvenirs and photographs, and the dramatic story filled front pages for weeks.Controversy and intrigue surrounded the mysterious death of the captain, ...

Author: Gretchen F. Coyle

Publisher: Cormorant Books

ISBN: 1593220618

Category: Transportation

Page: 151

View: 131

It was the great disaster of the 1930s, a horrific experience for all those aboard the ill-fated liner Morro Castle. Sailing to New York from anything-goes Cuba, the luxurious cruise ship was filled with passengers finding an escape from the Great Depression. But, the night before arriving home, the ship became a scene of panic as a raging fire quickly spread, killing 137 and sending many overboard. The aftermath literally floated into public view on the beach at Asbury Park, where the Jersey Shore resort town filled with rescuers, press, and gawking curiosity-seekers from throughout the northeast. The charred, smoldering ship became a tourist attraction; hawkers sold souvenirs and photographs, and the dramatic story filled front pages for weeks. Controversy and intrigue surrounded the death of the captain, as well as the cause of the fire itself, and much of the mystery has endured for nearly eighty years. But for many of those who survived, it was a closed subject; they rarely spoke of the events. In Inferno at Sea -- a large-format hardcover, filled with never-before-seen photographs -- we finally hear those personal accounts. Survivors tell their stories, family and friends share narratives of those lost that night, rescuers and volunteers all contribute to give us a rare glimpse into the events of September 8, 1934. The fading, maritime mystery of the Morro Castle fire remains, but those closest to the disaster speculate about what really happened, and we gain a new perspective on a famous and tragic shipwreck.
Categories: Transportation

Hell on Land Disaster at Sea

Hell on Land  Disaster at Sea

Fred Randle breaks his more than half century of silence on his ordeal during World War II, including an eye witness account of America's worst at-sea military disaster, the sinking of the HMS Rohna in which 1,047 American soldiers were ...

Author: Fred E. Randle

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 1563117762

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 143

View: 488

In Hell On Land... Fred Randle breaks his more than half century of silence on his ordeal during World War II, including an eye witness account of America's worst at-sea military disaster, the sinking of the HMS Rohna in which 1,047 American soldiers were killed. Randle also describes his service with Merrill's Marauders against Japanese forces in Burma, and his survival during their 800-mile march through the world's most formidable terrain. History buffs will find Randle's first hand criticisms of the decisions and actions of American General Joseph W. Stilwell in the Asian campaign to be both sobering and enlightening. A must read! Book jacket.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Northwest Sea Disasters

Northwest Sea Disasters

In addition the captain may fail to provide timely communication and leadership to crew and passengers during the crises. This book reviews the sinking of five charter boats.

Author: Leif Terdal

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412042000

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 162

View: 106

Northwest waters off Oregon and Washington pose unique dangers to boaters. All of the navigable bars that a boater must cross to reach the ocean, such as the Tillamook Bay Bar, the Columbia River and Depoe Bay are hazardous. When a boat is in danger or actually sinks, the Coast Guard comes to the rescue. Search and rescue itself poses hazards, often times compounded by delayed or inaccurate distress calls from the captain. In addition the captain may fail to provide timely communication and leadership to crew and passengers during the crises. This book reviews the sinking of five charter boats. Four of them, the Pearl-C, Cougar, Gambler, and the Taki-Tooo accounted for the greatest loss of life in the charter boat industry in Oregon and Washington. Survivors of these charter boats provide vivid and dramatic accounts of the sinkings and search and rescue. We also review the sinking with the loss of life of the Aleutian Enterprise in the Bering Sea, crab boats off the Oregon and Washington coast, as well as the loss of the Sea King during a storm as it was being towed across the Columbia River bar. We focus on the human element in decision making during emergencies at sea, and provide guidelines for boaters to consider their own experiences at sea with respect to safety. An understanding of the hazards on our Northwest waters are important to recreational boaters who go on their private boats to fish off shore.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sinking of the Titanic

Sinking of the Titanic

This Special Edition includes additional photographs from contemporary newspapers and magazines to increase the readers' immersion into one of the most dramatic events in the 20th century.

Author: Logan Marshall

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1096027615

Category:

Page: 382

View: 190

A detailed and accurate account of the most awful marine disaster in history. This stunning reprinting of the rare 1912 classic, Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters is printed in the original font with digitally mastered photographs from pristine source material. This Special Edition includes additional photographs from contemporary newspapers and magazines to increase the readers' immersion into one of the most dramatic events in the 20th century. Sinking of the Titanic includes vivid firsthand accounts when the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage in April 1912. Features additional sea disasters throughout history. Chapter List: First News of the Greatest Marine Disaster in History The Most Sumptuous Palace Afloat The Maiden Voyage of the Titanic Some of the Notable Passengers The Titanic Strikes and Iceberg Women and Children First Left To Their Fate The Call for Help Heard In the Drifting Life Boats Onboard the Carpathia Preparations On Land to Receive the Sufferers Jack Thayer's Own Story of the Wreck Incidents Related by James McGough Wireless Operator Praises Heroic Work Story of the Steward How the World Received the News Bravery of the Officers and Crew Searching for the Dead Criticism of Ismay The Financial Loss Opinions of Experts Other Great Marine Disasters ...And More Includes a forward from writer and historical documentary filmmaker, Mark Bussler (Expo: Magic of the White City, Westinghouse.)
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