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A narrative of the destruction of the armored cruiser Memphis by a great wave on August 29th, 1916, based on the recollections of the author's father, who was the ship commander, and members of the ship's company. The reprint adds a new introduction by the author. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557500700
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Series: Classics of Naval Literature Series
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 3
1 Whence Came USS Memphis 9
2 Tuesday, 29 August 1916 at Santo Domingo - until Midafternoon 31
3 Engine Rooms and Firerooms, from 3:30 to 4:35 P.M. 53
4 Castine - to 4:06 P.M., 29 August 1916 77
5 Memphis, Topside during the Critical Hour, 3:35 to 4:35 P.M. 86
6 The Marines at Fort Ozama, 3:30 to 4:30 P.M. 116
7 The Recreation Party 126
8 Castine - 4:06 P.M. and Afterward 132
9 The Starboard Engine Room of Memphis, after 4:35 P.M. 149
10 The Firerooms after 4:35 P.M. 161
11 The Port Engine Room from 4:30 P.M. 173
12 Topside - 4:35 P.M. and After 184
13 As Seen from the Shore 211
14 Abandon Ship 227
15 The Boats 249
16 The End of the Memphis 260
17 A Board of Inquest, Two Courts of Inquiry, and a General Court-Martial 270
18 Vindication 297
Acknowledgments 303
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