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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 076076879X, Hardcover)Well illustrated in b&w. This volume on shipwrecks selects the sinkings with the greatest loss of life, the most famous vessels, the richest treasures, the most archaeologically significant wreck sites, and the most daring rescues. Tells of: the steamship SS Central America which foundered and sank in deep water, taking 400 souls and three tons of gold with her. The Mary Rose: flagship of King Henry VIII, she heeled over and sank in the Solent. The Sultana: overloaded with Union troops making their way home from the War along the Mississippi when the boilers to exploded. The Lusitania: torpedoed by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland. Includes accounts of many other wrecks of liners, supertankers, submarines, ferry disasters, and more. 144 pages, index.
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This is great reading for the huge number of people with a passion for the sea. It is immaculately researched and builds itself into a rather dramatic history of sailing the seven seas. Ships have been overwhelmed by huge waves, consumed by fire, sunk by storms and driven onto uncharted rocks.
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