Shipwrecks Nigel Cawthorne

ISBN: 9780760768792

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Shipwrecks  by  Nigel Cawthorne

Shipwrecks by Nigel Cawthorne
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On 2 September 1857, the steamship SS Central America left Colon in Panama, bound for New York. The California Gold Rush was at its height, and the Central America was laden with over three tons of gold ingots, coins, nuggets and dust, in addition toMoreOn 2 September 1857, the steamship SS Central America left Colon in Panama, bound for New York. The California Gold Rush was at its height, and the Central America was laden with over three tons of gold ingots, coins, nuggets and dust, in addition to 480 passengers and 100 crew. Struck by a hurricane off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, the Central America foundered and sank in deep water, taking 400 souls — and her three tons of gold — with her.Divided into themed sections, Shipwrecks tells the story of the Central Americas tragic fate, and of many others, including:The Mary Rose: flagship of King Henry VIII, she heeled over and sank in the Solent, as an agonized king looked onThe Sultana: overloaded with Union troops making their way home from the War along the Mississippi, a list to starboard caused the Sultanas boilers to explode.

The resulting disaster was Americas highest peacetime loss of lifeThe Lusitania: torpedoed by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland, the Lusitania sank in just eighteen minutes, with a loss of 1,200 lives.Nigel Cawthorne is the author and editor of numerous books, including Fighting Them On The Beaches: DDay, 6 June 1944, Turning The Tide: Decisive Battles of the Second World War, The Bamboo Cage, and The Encyclopaedia of World Terrorism. His work has appeared in The Sun, The Financial Times, and many other newspapers and magazines.

Cawthorne toured Viet Nam with the legendary Tim Page, where he researched material for Nam and The Bamboo Cage.



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