Blunders and Disasters at Sea

David Blackmore

 
Date Published :
November 2004
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781844151172
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6 inches
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Overview
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As any sailor knows, life at sea is hazardous under even normal circumstances. In times of war with an enemy intent on killing and sinking you it is infinitely more so.

David Blackmore has researched 100 extreme cases over the span of history and written graphic descriptions covering the background, the events and the tragic consequences.

Many were the result of enemy action, others (too many) straight human error and the remainder were caused by act of God, not least the weather.

Examples include the Syracuse Harbour disaster (BC413), the rout at Aboutir Bay (1798), and the Prince of Wales/Repulse sinking due to lack of air cover (1941). All make for fascinating and informative reading.

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