Alive on the Andrea Doria!: The Greatest Sea Rescue in by Pierette Domenica Simpson


By Pierette Domenica Simpson

One half-century later, the catastrophic ramming of the MS Stockholm into the Italian luxurious liner the SS Andrea Doria in 1956 is relived during this candid, heartrending account. writer Pierette Domenica Simpson, who, together with her grandparents, survived the tragedy off the shoals of Nantucket, stocks the human and technical features of what has turn into often called the best sea rescue in historical past. As purely an eyewitness can do, the writer provides survivors' reminiscences in dramatic vignettes that meticulously re-create a awful event-one which could were one other huge. either negative immigrants and prosperous tourists supply their debts of final depression and limitless elation after observing their very own reflections within the black ocean that evening and seeing loss of life stare again. both dramatic are the revelations of latest evidence uncovered by way of nautical specialists from continents evidence that resolve the "mystery" of who was once guilty for this so much unbelievable collision among ships at the open seas.

Show description

Read or Download Alive on the Andrea Doria!: The Greatest Sea Rescue in History PDF

Best ships books

An Unimportant Ship, The Brig Pavilion, 1829-1863

The Pavilion used to be a seventy nine foot, three inch lengthy American crusing send of no specific importance. She was once one of the comparable ships. The Pavilion spent half her profession wearing common shipment among retailers in long island urban and their enterprise affiliates in Baltimore. the second one 1/2 her profession used to be spent removing whales.

Buehler's Backyard Boatbuilding

Every body has the dream: construct a ship within the yard and sail off to hitch the chuffed campers off Pogo Pogo, correct? yet how? Assuming you are not independently prosperous, if you would like a ship that is quite you, you gotta construct it your self. yard boatbuilding has its difficulties. construction in fiberglass is itchy, stinky, and yields a product that yachting maven L.

The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World

A huge, absolutely obtainable paintings of scholarship that retells human historical past in the course of the tale of mankind's courting with the ocean. An accomplishment of either nice sweep and illuminating aspect, the ocean and Civilization is a gorgeous paintings of heritage that finds in breathtaking intensity how humans first got here into touch with each other via ocean and river, and the way items, languages, religions, and full cultures unfold throughout and alongside the world's waterways.

British Warship Recognition: The Perkins Identification Albums: Volume II: Armoured Ships 1860-1895, Monitors and Aviation Ships: 2

The Richard Perkins warship id albums shape probably the most special experiences ever undertaken of the alterations to the looks of Royal army ships. besides the fact that, it's a distinctive hand-drawn manuscript artefact within the care of the nationwide Maritime Museum, so regardless of its worth it really is not often obvious by means of a person in addition to the museums curators, for whom it's a important source, used on a virtually day-by-day foundation.

Extra info for Alive on the Andrea Doria!: The Greatest Sea Rescue in History

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.50 of 5 – based on 43 votes