Download PDF by William H. Miller: Andrea Doria and Other Recent Liner Disasters

By William H. Miller

ISBN-10: 1445661292

ISBN-13: 9781445661292

catastrophe at sea has been part of maritime lifestyles for so long as guy has sailed the seas. even if or not it's the tragic real-life story of the sizeable or the fictitious break of the Hesperus, now we have lengthy been captivated and enthralled via the mysteries and perils of the ocean.

In this attention-grabbing ebook, William H. Miller seems to be at many of the newer mess ups to have befallen the sea liners of the realm. specific recognition is paid to the Andrea Doria, which ignited fierce debate and won overseas infamy because it sunk in 1956 at a price of greater than fifty lives – nonetheless, at the present time, the worst maritime catastrophe in American waters for over a century. Others featured contain the Normandie, acknowledged to be the main exceptional Atlantic liner of all time, former Blue Riband-holder SS Rex and lots of others.

Utilising an intensive selection of infrequent photographs, Miller sheds mild not just at the mess ups themselves, but additionally years of trustworthy carrier ahead of catastrophe. Captured either of their pomp and within the aftermath in their darkest hour, this pretty number of infrequent photographs is vital to somebody with an curiosity in ocean-liner background or maritime disasters.

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