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DISASTER AT SEA by JOHN MARRIOTT
Very good illustrated hardback & jacket
ISBN 1856483487


The ULCC Amoco Cadiz stranding is but one of the many fascinating maritime disasters in this book. Peacetime tragedies, including the capsizing of the British battleship Captain, collisions of the liner Queen Mary and Cruiser Caracoa, and many others are detailed in this book.

176pp., b/w pls., maps, plans,

Chapters : 1. Lloyds of London; 2. The British Search and Rescue Organisation; 3. HMS Captain; 4. USS Memphis; 5. Victoria andCamperdown; 6. Vanguard and Iron Duke; 7. Three Peacetime Collisions [HMSHood and Renown on January 23, 1935; aircraft carrier Melbourne and destroyer Voyager on February 10, 1964 with the former sinking the latter with a loss of 82 officers and men; cruiser HMS Diamond and destroyer HMS Swiftshureon September 29, 1953 ]; 8. Untamed and Affray; 9. Squalus; 10. Thetis; 11. Thresher; 12. Titanic (pp.98-112); 13. Andrea Doria and Stockholm; 14. The Herald Disaster; 15. Queen Mary and HMS Curacoa; 16. Egypt and Seine; 17.Torrey Canyon; 18. Amoco Cadiz; 19. The Fastnet Race
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