By William H. Miller

catastrophe at sea has been part of maritime existence for so long as guy has sailed the seas. no matter if it's the tragic real-life story of the monstrous or the fictitious damage of the Hesperus, we now have lengthy been captivated and enthralled through the mysteries and perils of the ocean.

In this interesting e-book, William H. Miller appears at a few of the more moderen failures to have befallen the sea liners of the area. specific cognizance is paid to the Andrea Doria, which ignited fierce debate and won overseas infamy because it sunk in 1956 at a value of greater than fifty lives – nonetheless, this present day, the worst maritime catastrophe in American waters for over a century. Others featured comprise the Normandie, stated to be the main fantastic Atlantic liner of all time, former Blue Riband-holder SS Rex and lots of others.

Utilising an in depth choice of infrequent photographs, Miller sheds mild not just at the mess ups themselves, but in addition years of trustworthy carrier ahead of catastrophe. Captured either of their pomp and within the aftermath in their darkest hour, this pretty choice of infrequent pictures is vital to a person with an curiosity in ocean-liner heritage or maritime disasters.

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