Captain Black Mark

Captain Black Mark

by Theodore I. Armstrong


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A true story told through the eyes of an Officer who
served 22 months aboard the LST. The ship was
scheduled for a six months tour in the Mediterranean.
On Jan. 7th 1952 the ship sailed into a devastating
storm, and six hours later they were losing cargo

In addition to the loss of cargo the ship is plagued
with a navigator threatened with failure to carry out a
direct order; in Malta the LST hits two water barges
and one British LCM; two crewmen were fighting in
Naples return to the ship where one stabs the other;
the LST collides with the refueling tanker; two
crewmen fighting aboard ship and one threatens the
Exec; 40 crewmen end up fighting on the main deck
and a duty officers nearly falls overboard; finally the
ship is beached in Terceria with a large hole in
bottom of the hull. As it that's not enough, the
Captain & Exec bring lady friends aboard the ship;
the crew attempts to sail without the Captain and
Exec and end up sailing into a force 3 hurricane.

Captain Black Mark is the story of all these things.
As incredible as it sounds, is it any wonder that the
captain develops irrational fixations that his superiors
were aware of everything that was happening and
that it was these things preventing him from being

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441599155
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 12/30/2009
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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