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Worse Things Happen At Sea

Worse Things Happen At Sea (Paperback)

By McCrystal, John

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MISHAP 1968 - Caught in a sudden violent storm, the Wahine ferry foundered after running aground on Barrett's Reef, attempting to enter Wellington Harbour. Battered mercilessly by the elements, the Wahine was listing heavily to starboard when the order to abandon ship was given. ...The tragic events that followed became our nation's worst modern maritime disaster. MISERY 1945 - Struck by torpedoes, the USS Indianapolis sunk leaving around 880 sailors exposed in shark-infested waters with few life rafts, no food or drinking water and no sign of rescue. Their wait in those perilous waters as hope of survival slowly slipped away has become the stuff of naval nightmares. MYSTERY 1872 - Found seaworthy with no signs of life onboard and her cargo intact, few maritime mysteries are as intriguing and mystifying as that of the abandoned Mary Celeste. Were the absent crew a victim of mutiny or foul play? Or was this a clever case of insurance fraud? Bear witness to some of the worst nautical disasters from New Zealand and around the world in these fascinating, and endlessly engrossing accounts inspired by John McCrystal's radio series Shipwreck Tales. From heart-wrenching tales of survival against all odds to gob-smacking acts of foolish hubris, Worse Things Happen at Sea will keep you enthralled from the safety of dry land.
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ISBN 9781988538761
Published NZ 11 Oct 2021
Publisher David Bateman Ltd
Format Paperback
999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781988538761
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Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher David Bateman Ltd
Imprint David Bateman Ltd
Published 11 Oct 2021
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McCrystal, John
Category True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Maritime History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 240mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade