29.07.2017

LOST TREASURE SHIPS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

Lost treasure ships of the 20th century

Author(s) Nigel Pickford
Publisher National Geographic
Date 1999
Pages 192
Format pdf
Size 24 Mb
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Treasure ship! The words exert a powerful mythic pull on the imagination but elude easy definition. For most of us they suggest Spanish galleons or Portuguese East Indiamen with billowing sails, wooden hulls and holds crammed with silver dollars or gold escudos. None of this has much to do with the giant passenger liners that plied between New York and Liverpool in the early years of this century, with their compound engines, steel rivets and electric lighting.

And yet, surprisingly, it was the first fifty years of the twentieth century that witnessed the greatest and final flowering of the entire treasure ship era. The main content of the volume is nicely accompanied with numerous photographs including photos taken under water. The author has managed to profile all most significant shipwrecks of the twentieth century, starting from the famous Titanic and Lusitania wrecks and to the John Barry.

He has provided the detailed information about each of the cases. As a result, the readers have found this book a very easy to read and it become really popular. The articles in the book are perfectly illustrated. Take a look inside this book and you will be taken away with the interesting facts and images...

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