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By William H. Miller

catastrophe at sea has been part of maritime existence for so long as guy has sailed the seas. even if it's the tragic real-life story of the large or the fictitious damage of the Hesperus, we have now lengthy been captivated and enthralled by means of the mysteries and perils of the ocean.

In this attention-grabbing booklet, William H. Miller seems at many of the more moderen failures to have befallen the sea liners of the realm. specific awareness is paid to the Andrea Doria, which ignited fierce debate and received foreign 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 amazing 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 additionally years of trustworthy provider sooner than catastrophe. Captured either of their pomp and within the aftermath in their darkest hour, this pretty selection of infrequent photos is key to somebody with an curiosity in ocean-liner heritage or maritime disasters.

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