The Ship That Would Not Die: USS Queens, SS Excambion, and USTS Texas Clipper

The Ship That Would Not Die: USS Queens, SS Excambion, and USTS Texas Clipper

by Stephen Curley
     
 

Filled not only with meticulously researched technical and historical data about the ship’s construction, service record, crew procedures, and voyages, The Ship That Would Not Die also features lively anecdotes from crew members, passengers, and officers.

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Filled not only with meticulously researched technical and historical data about the ship’s construction, service record, crew procedures, and voyages, The Ship That Would Not Die also features lively anecdotes from crew members, passengers, and officers.

Editorial Reviews

Patricia Bixel

"This remarkable ship demonstrates not only an individual dramatic and varied maritime history, but mirrors the twists and turns of the U.S. maritime history of the period as well.... a marvelous story worthy of the telling."--Patricia Bixel, Associate Professor of History, Chair, Department of Arts and Sciences, Maine Maritime Academy

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

"Filled not only with meticulously researched technical and historical data about the ship's construction, service record, crew procedures, and voyages, The Ship That Would Not Die also features lively anecdotes from crew members, passengers, and officers."--Southwestern Historical Quarterly

Naval History

"The author has done an admirable job of providing an excellent narrative of a vessel that over the decades became a good example of the American enterprise at sea in war and peace."
--Edward J. Sheehy, Naval History

— Edward J. Sheehy

Naval History - Edward J. Sheehy

"The author has done an admirable job of providing an excellent narrative of a vessel that over the decades became a good example of the American enterprise at sea in war and peace."
--Edward J. Sheehy, Naval History
The Nautical Research Guild - Benjamin Wells

"A meticulously written and researched account... Each facet of the ship's life is masterfully documented in both a technical and common parlance. Curley provides a rich and detailed context that places the reader directly on board the vessel... [and] creates a virtual walk-through of the ship by his use of engaging text, well placed context points, and personal accounts that allow the reader to connect with the past crew and ship. To call this tome an "account" is an understatement. The technical information and staggering amount of information compiled in this book is impressive in and of itself. The true brilliance found throughout the pages of The Ship that Would Not Die are the narratives and details provided by pervious ship's crew and others who lives have been in one way or another connected to this machine. In complement with its anecdotes, Curley provides the reader with over a hundred photographs that are seamlessly woven thorughout the text.... Stephen Curley has captured the essense of the vessel known by hundreds of crewmembers, passengers, students, and divers that truly, as he concludes, 'encapsulates so much of America's dream.'" -- Benjamin Wells

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603444279
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2011
Series:
Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University, #117
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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