Great Ocean Liner Disasters
By William H. Miller, Jr.
These true-life adventures unfold amid flames, collisions and explosions with frantic calls of SOS and a rush to climber aboard the lifeboats. The author recounts the dramatic stories behind a wealth of ill-fated passenger ships. He takes readers beyond the newspaper headlines and formal inquiries, offering firsthand accounts of heroic rescues, daring escapes and tragic losses. Starting with the torpedoing of Lusitania in 1915 and concluding in 2005 with the capsize of Oriana during a typhoon off China, Including famous White Star liners, these are the world’s most ill-starred passenger vessels: Morro Castle, Normandie, Andrea Doria, Europa, Vestris, Celtic, L’Atlantique, Doric, Paris, Majestic, Columbus, Statendam, Champlain, Lancastria, Empress of Britain, Georgic, Rex, Conte di Savoia, Asama Maru, Wilhelm Gustloff, Cap Arcona, George Washington, Monarch of Bermuda, Empress of Canada, Bianca C, Lakonia, Yarmouth Castle, Hanseatic, Gothic, Fulvia, Antilles, Seawise University, Caribia, Cunard Ambassador, Angelina Lauro, Leonardo da Vinci, Prinsendam, American Star, Constitution, Britanis, and many other ships whose maritime lives ended in catastrophe. Nearly 200 photographs highlight a compelling blend of personal anecdote and historical record. Softbound, 128 pages. 11.75 X 8.75.