Download e-book for kindle: Alive on the Andrea Doria!: The Greatest Sea Rescue in by Pierette Domenica Simpson

By Pierette Domenica Simpson

One half-century later, the catastrophic ramming of the MS Stockholm into the Italian luxurious liner the SS Andrea Doria in 1956 is relived during this candid, heartrending account. writer Pierette Domenica Simpson, who, along with her grandparents, survived the tragedy off the shoals of Nantucket, stocks the human and technical facets of what has develop into often called the best sea rescue in heritage. As in simple terms an eyewitness can do, the writer provides survivors' reminiscences in dramatic vignettes that meticulously re-create a awful event-one that can were one other immense. either bad immigrants and filthy rich tourists supply their money owed of final depression and limitless elation after watching their very own reflections within the black ocean that evening and seeing demise stare again. both dramatic are the revelations of recent evidence uncovered through nautical specialists from continents proof that resolve the "mystery" of who was once accountable for this such a lot inconceivable collision among ships at the open seas.

Show description

Read Online or Download Alive on the Andrea Doria!: The Greatest Sea Rescue in History PDF

Similar ships books

Titanic: A Fresh Look at the Evidence by a Former Chief by John Lang PDF

The sinking of the vast on her maiden voyage in April 1912 used to be one of many defining moments of the 20 th century. Books and flicks in regards to the catastrophe that passed off the enduring liner are common, and it sort of feels virtually not possible that something clean can emerge. yet there's one attitude that has now not been lined, and enormous Revisited examines the occasions of April 1912 from that perfectly new standpoint.

Download e-book for iPad: Steamboats on Long Island Sound (Images of America) by Norman J. Brouwer

Robert Fulton outfitted the world�s first commercially winning steamboat in 1807, however it used to be now not till after the battle of 1812 that those vessels entered carrier alongside the ny Sound. For 127 years, among 1815 and 1942, steamboats supplied a hyperlink among ny and towns in southern New England, drastically lowering shuttle time.

Download e-book for kindle: Boating by Walter Bradford Woodgate

A couple of traces simply are essential to clarify the item with which those volumes are placed forth. there is not any glossy encyclopædia to which the green guy, who seeks suggestions within the perform of a few of the British activities and pursuits, can flip for info. a few books there are on searching, a few on Racing, a few on garden Tennis, a few on Fishing, etc; yet one Library, or succession of volumes, which treats of the activities and pursuits indulged in by means of Englishmen—and women—is short of.

Download e-book for kindle: Steamer Admiral, The (Images of America) by Annie Amantea Blum,Foreword by John N. Hoover

John Streckfus started his small Acme corporation in 1889 with one wood packet boat, the steamer Verne Swain, out of Rock Island, Illinois, wearing humans and items at the Mississippi River. His company grew, yet every year introduced pageant from the becoming railroads. He made up our minds that day trip boats have been the single method to compete.

Additional info for Alive on the Andrea Doria!: The Greatest Sea Rescue in History

Example text

Download PDF sample

Alive on the Andrea Doria!: The Greatest Sea Rescue in History by Pierette Domenica Simpson


by Jason
4.1

Rated 4.17 of 5 – based on 7 votes