Lost at Sea: The Truth Behind Eight of History's Most Mysterious Ship Disasters

Lost at Sea: The Truth Behind Eight of History's Most Mysterious Ship Disasters

A. A. Hoehling

Language: English

Pages: 223

ISBN: 1558537449

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Lost at Sea: The Truth Behind Eight of History's Most Mysterious Ship Disasters

A. A. Hoehling

Language: English

Pages: 223

ISBN: 1558537449

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Lost at Sea features the incredible stories of eight ships and their passengers, some of which vanished with hardly a trace - or no trace at all. Veteran history and mystery writer A.A.Hoehling explores these previously unexplained maritime mishaps with the skill of a detective seeking to uncover a murderer.

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and channels of the remote islands in the southern reaches of the Indian Ocean. And while the Wakefeld plowed through the loneliness of distant seas, the world itself changed. The man who lent his name to an era died on May 6. Edward VII, almost seventy, succumbed to heart failure, bronchitis, and a lifetime of excesses. The British press “turned the rules” as London waited two weeks for international and Empire leaders to assemble for the awesome, as well as interminable, spectacle of his

over.” Being a powerful swimmer, however, Noble struggled to shore, holding onto “a ten-year-old girl of a wealthy English family.” He could have been describing one of the Turner children. That he pinpointed the area as East London indicated that the old salt at least had read something about the Lund’s liner. Noble had no explanation of why he waited twenty-three years to spin this unlikely yarn. Also, what happened to the girl? A check of hospital records in the Oshawa area (by the author)

author) In the middle, right behind the pedestrian, is the monument in Cobh to the seamen who aided in the rescue of Lusitania survivors. Immediately behind the monument are the old U.S. consular offices. To the far right is the old town hall, which was used as a morgue. (Photo by author) Not every coroner and lawyer—in a community of several hundred habitants—is given the opportunity to pass judgment on history. Horgan savored the challenge…with ill-concealed pride, he delivered his verdict:

were so stamped. The wireless monitoring of the High Seas Fleet had enabled Jellicoe to hurry his ships out of port. But this genre of electronic intelligence could not per se guarantee victory. On Wednesday, May 31, the fleets met head-on, rather by chance as to time and position. German intelligence as provided by the zeppelin scouts had been hampered by bad weather. Scheer, therefore, had imperfect advance information on the positioning of the Grand Fleet, especially the battleships. The

involve some eleven destroyers, eight submarines, eight other fleet ships, and many aircraft, indirectly supported by carriers. About two-thirds of the emergency fleet would put out from Norfolk. While on the Orion, rationalizing or theorizing provided a measure of solace. The Scorpion was encountering trouble with her transmitters, with her engines…the storm raging offshore, with waves reportedly twenty feet, was keeping her at sea…or even, the arrival time had been taken down erroneously. It

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