Sea Fights and Shipwrecks: True Tales of the Seven Seas

By: Hanson W. Baldwin

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Binding tight and square, text clean and free of marking and writing. Pages age tanned. Appears unread. . . . . . . . . . The eminent authority, Hanson W. Baldwin, tells of fascinating events from 1816 to 1945 in this compendium. Included are well-written accounts of the Medusa in 1816 and the horror the survivors underwent, of the Mutiny on the Somers in 1842, of the Birkenhead loss in 1852, of the Central America loss in 1857 (the subject of another great book, Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, by Gary Kinder), of the Saginaw (an amazing account of a Pacific wreck) in 1870, of the Mary Celeste in 1872, of the Victoria loss in 1893 (the subject of the great book by Richard Hough: Admirals in Collision), of the loss of No. 6, an early Japanese submarine in 1910, of the Titanic in 1912, of the battle of Jutland in 1916 (also brilliantly told about in Castles of Steel by Robert K. Massie), of the daring Italians sinking Austrian ships in 1918, of the last wreck of a sailing vessel in 1929, of the battle involving the Admiral Graf Spee in 1939, of the Houston loss in 1942, of the battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944, of the awful Pacific typhoon in 1944, and of the 1945 battle off Okinawa. All of these events are succinctly and authoritatively told about, and this book is a great reference work to have on hand if you are interested in sea losses and battles. -- Schmerguls

Title: Sea Fights and Shipwrecks: True Tales of the Seven Seas

Author Name: Hanson W. Baldwin

Categories: Military,

Publisher: Curtis: 1955

ISBN Number: B0026QYB74

Size: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Seller ID: 23538