SEA FIGHTS AND SHIPWRECKS by Hanson W. Baldwin

SEA FIGHTS AND SHIPWRECKS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The deaths of many ships, from 1816 to 1945, fill these pages with courage, endurance, obedience, scandal, action and tragedy. The always mournful stories of the Lusitania and the ; the inexporable laws of storms which humbled the Third Fleet in 1944 and 1945; the disgrace of the French frigate Medusa; the scandal that surrounded the mutiny on the brig, Somers; the sinking of a cranky Japanese submarine in 1910; the human torpedoes of World War I; the gallant actions in the battles of Bunda Strait; Leyte Gulf; the tradition of the sea, ""women and children first"" established by the Birkenhead's sinking; Captain Herndon going down with his paddle wheeler in a gale; fleet actions and sea-air operations; the Graf Spee -- these are some of the maritime disasters and stout ships whose histories make adventuresome reading. The accounts are annotated by the author and others.

Pub Date: Sept. 6th, 1955
Publisher: Hanover House