Shipwreck: A History of Disasters at Sea

Shipwreck: A History of Disasters at Sea

by Sam Willis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623653750
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 781,559
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Dr Sam Willis is one of the world's leading authorities on the sailing navy and was awarded a Ph.D. in Naval History for his thesis on Command and Tactics in the 18th-century Navy. He is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Exeter's Centre for Maritime Historical Studies and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Sam was presenter of the BBC series Shipwrecks and has consulted on maritime painting for Christie's and the BBC, spending 18 months as a Square Rig Able Seaman, sailing the tall ships used in the Hornblower television series and the award-winning film Shackleton. He is the author of Fighting at Sea in the Eighteenth Century: The Art of Sailing Warfare and Fighting Ships 1750-1850.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Ancient and Dark Age Wrecks 27

The Kyrenia Ship c.300 BC 37

The Intan Ship c.920 47

The Skuldelev Ships c.1000 58

Galleons and Gold 69

The Mary Rose 19 July 1545 80

La Trinidad Valencera 26 September 1588 90

The Vasa 10 August 1628 100

Broadsides, Prirates and Whales 111

The Queen Anne's Revenge May 1718 123

The Battle of Quiberon Bay 20 November 1759 133

La Méduse 17 July 1816 143

The Essex 20 November 1820 154

Iron, Steam and Steel 165

The H.L. Hunley 17 February 1864 176

The Titanic 14 April 1912 191

The Endurance 21 November 1915 202

World Wars 213

The Lusitania 7 May 1915 225

Scapa Flow 21 June 1919 239

USS Arizona 7 December 1941 252

The Wilhelm Gustloff 30 January 1945 262

USS Indianapolis 30 July 1945 273

Nuclear Power, Oil and the Atomic Bomb 289

The Nagato 29 July 1946 298

The Torrey Canyon 18 March 1967 308

The Kursk 12 August 2000 323

Index 338

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