New PDF release: Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks

By W. Craig Gaines

at the night of February 2, 1864, accomplice Commander John Taylor wooden led 250 sailors in launches and twelve boats to trap the USS Underwriter, a side-wheel steam gunboat anchored at the Neuse River close to New Bern, North Carolina. throughout the resulting fifteen-minute conflict, 9 Union crewmen misplaced their lives, twenty have been wounded, and twenty-six fell into enemy fingers. Six Confederates have been captured and several other wounded as they stripped the vessel, set it ablaze, and blew it up whereas less than fireplace from Union-held castle Anderson. The exciting tale of USS Underwriter is one of the related to the varied shipwrecks that occupy the waters of Civil battle historical past. decades within the making, W. Craig Gaines's Encyclopedia of Civil warfare Shipwrecks is the definitive account of greater than 2,000 of those American Civil War–period sunken ships. From Alabama's USS Althea, a Union steam tug misplaced whereas removal a accomplice torpedo within the Blakely River, to Wisconsin's Berlin urban, a Union side-wheel steamer stranded in Oshkosh, Gaines offers special information regarding each one vessel, together with its ultimate situation, kind, dimensions, tonnage, team measurement, armament, foundation, registry (Union, accomplice, usa, or different country), casualties, situations of loss, salvage operations, and the resources of his findings. equipped alphabetically by means of geographical situation (state, state, or physique of water), the booklet additionally features a variety of maps offering the approximate destinations of the various wrecks—ranging from the Americas to Europe, the Arctic Ocean, and the Indian Ocean. additionally famous are greater than 40 shipwrecks whose destinations are in query.

Since the Nineteen Sixties, the underwater entry afforded by way of SCUBA apparatus has allowed divers, historians, treasure hunters, and archaeologists to find and discover some of the American Civil War-related shipwrecks. In a impressive feat of historic detective paintings, Gaines scoured numerous sources—from executive and reputable files to activities diver and treasure-hunting magazines—and cross-indexes his compilation through each one vessel's numerous names and nicknames all through its career.

An crucial reference paintings for Civil battle students and buffs, archaeologists, divers, and aficionados of naval heritage, Encyclopedia of Civil conflict Shipwrecks revives and preserves for posterity the little-known tales of those fascinating old artifacts.

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Download e-book for kindle: Captain Christopher Newport by A. Bryant Nichols Jr.

By A. Bryant Nichols Jr.

during this first full-length biography of Christopher Newport (1561-1617), Nichols portrays, in conscientiously researched element, the adventurous lifestyles at the excessive seas of the brave sea captain who based the Jamestown Colony in Virginia. As a tender guy, Newport sailed with Sir Francis Drake within the bold assault at the Spanish fleet at Cadiz and took part in England s defeat of the Spanish Armada. throughout the conflict with Spain, Newport seized fortunes of Spanish and Portuguese treasure in fierce sea battles within the West Indies as a privateer for Queen Elizabeth I.

He led extra assaults on Spanish transport and settlements than the other English privateer. After top his males aboard an enemy send off the coast of Cuba, his correct arm was once bring to an end, and Newport used to be talked about thereafter as, Christopher Newport of the only hand. Admiral of Virginia, Newport led the fleet of colonists who tested the 1st everlasting English payment within the New international. He selected the positioning for Jamestown, led the preliminary exploration for King James, and negotiated peacefully with leader Powhatan's Indian tribes. Newport time and again rescued the colonists from famine with 4 resupply voyages. whilst the ocean enterprise used to be shipwrecked on Bermuda in the course of a storm, Newport prepared one hundred fifty colonists to construct new vessels for his or her deliverance to Jamestown.

In his later profession, Newport led 3 lengthy buying and selling voyages to the a ways East for the East India corporation. He introduced the 1st English ambassadors to Persia and India. His many voyages laid the rules for the evolution of the British Empire. Captain Christopher Newport used to be a great navigator, stern yet compassionate sea captain, and mythical chief of fellows.

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Read e-book online The Four Days Battle of 1666 PDF

By Frank Fox

On 1 June 1666 a wide yet outnumbered English fleet engaged the Dutch off the mouth of the Thames in a substantial conflict that used to be to contain approximately 2 hundred ships and final 4 days. fake intelligence had led the English to divide their fleet to satisfy a phantom danger from France and even though the errant squadron rejoined at the ultimate day of the conflict, it used to be no longer adequate to redress the stability. Like many a defeat, it sparked controversy on the time, and has been the topic of hypothesis and debate ever since.

The conflict used to be an occasion of such overwhelming complexity that for hundreds of years it defied description and deterred research yet this fantastically researched booklet is now recognized because the definitive account. released in a constrained variation in 1996, it presents the 1st transparent exposition of the opposing forces, fills many holes within the narrative and solutions many of the questions raised by way of the activities of the English commanders.

It makes for a completely engrossing tale, and one valuable of the best conflict of the age of sail.

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Roger Bansemer,James Cameron's Journey to Titanic PDF

By Roger Bansemer,James Cameron

Artist Roger Bansemer will get an unforeseen invitation to dive and a part miles down into the Atlantic to the location of 1 of the main recognized shipwrecks in background. Armed along with his artist's eye and perception, he embarks on an excursion on a Russian examine send to the "Titanic. during this compelling magazine, Bansemer's writing and wonderful visible paintings carry us into the journey, relaying the colourful characters at the day trip, the historical past and previous grandeur of the "Titanic, and the aching fantastic thing about the ship's underwater continues to be. "Titanic, as we all know, sank while it hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912. It was once now not obvious back until eventually the mid-80s whilst technological advances ended in the advance of sub-mersibles in a position to diving to that intensity. Bansemer grew to become the 112th individual to dive to the "Titanic, the 6th individual below the strict, and the 1st artist to have painted giant on website. This ebook chronicles his trip in a mix of work, photographs, and digitally-painted pictures. Bansemer's fascination with portray humans, particularly the salty, nautical forms, reveals complete expression. Meet blood brother Lowell and diving associate Ralph; quite a few Russian crewmen together with chook guy Pierre, Pirate Skippy, the chefs, the "cowboy" who "rides" the submersible; "Keldysh Captain Gorbach; and so forth. Bansemer captures all of them of their so much attribute poses. The celebrity is usually the "Titanic, majestic even on the backside of the ocean. Bansemer can pay tribute to the numerous those who went down along with her, acknowledging her function as their memorial resting position. This ebook, Roger Bansemer's written and painted magazine of his trip to "Titanic, can be provided of their memory.

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Along the Waterfront: Freighters at New York in the 1950s by William H. Miller PDF

By William H. Miller

The 1954 movie at the Waterfront delivered to existence the hot York docks of the Fifties, while it was once frequently stated send, often a freighter, arrived or departed each 24 mins, round the clock. Now, the Port of latest York is dealing with extra shipment than ever ahead of, yet it all containerised. alongside the Waterfront, a followon to alongside the Hudson (which checked out passenger ships within the Port of latest York), covers the titanic and interesting fleet of freighters that after referred to as at ny, together with ships and corporations that didn't particularly make it, reminiscent of the Bull Line, regular Fruit, Torm traces and the sales space Steamship Company.

In this booklet, William H. Miller takes the reader on an evocative journey again to the times of the recent York docks as they have been portrayed in at the Waterfront.

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Download e-book for iPad: Dutch Warships in the Age of Sail 1600-1714: Design, by James Bander

By James Bander

For many of the 17th century the Netherlands constituted an important maritime energy on the earth, with by way of some distance the most important service provider fleet and a dominance in seaborne alternate that different international locations feared and envied. Born out of an 80-year fight opposed to Spain for independence, the Dutch republic trusted naval strength to assure its freedom, advertise its alternate and protect its abroad colonies. The Dutch army was once the most important to its survival and luck, but the ships that made up its fleets are one of the least studied of any within the age of sail. the explanations for this contain a decentralised management of 5 separate admiralties, usually generating ships of an analogous identify even as, the common co-opting of merchantmen into naval fleets, and competing structures of measuring ships, all of which ends up in confusion and error.
The most important contribution of this booklet is to provide the 1st definitive directory of all Dutch combating ships – even if purpose-built, bought, employed or captured – from the heyday of the United Provinces, entire with technical info and summaries in their careers. It additionally presents an appreciation of the executive, fiscal and technical heritage, and descriptions the various campaigns fought through some of the most winning navies in heritage. 
With its targeted intensity of data, it is a paintings of the maximum value to each naval historian and basic reader drawn to the navies of the crusing era.

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Waka Taua: The Maori War Canoe by Jeff Evans PDF

By Jeff Evans

Waka Taua offers a concise advent to all elements of the conflict canoe: its heritage, contemporary revival, forms and variations, part of creating, elements of the waka, group duties and paddling concepts. With a variety of historic and modern photos and drawings, this easy-to-read e-book is the right reference for those outstanding craft.

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Download PDF by Mac Smith: Mainers on the Titanic

By Mac Smith

Meticulously researched, this e-book finds the agonizing day by day wait of Mainers for information of what quite occurred at the giant, and tells the tales of Maine passengers from their boarding to the sinking and rescue; and, should you survived, in their coming ashore in Halifax, Nova Scotia. it is a attention-grabbing addition to the Titanic story.

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New PDF release: Utrata Fachwörterbuch: Binnenschifffahrt Englisch-Deutsch /

By Jürgen Utrata,Ingrid Wiechert,Anke Lietmann,Beate Supianek

Geleitet von unserem Motto "Aus der Praxis für die Praxis" bieten wir Ihnen das deutsch-englische Fachvokabular der Binnenschifffahrt, um in der Weltsprache Englisch sicher und fachspezifisch kommunizieren zu können. Unser Wörterbuch gibt Ihnen den passenden Fachwortschatz für Ihren Beruf, Ihre Ausbildung, Weiterbildung, Fortbildung oder Ihr Studium an die Hand.

Schon seit den Anfängen der Menschheit benutzen Menschen Flüsse, um Waren und Personen zu transportieren. Zunehmende Umweltbelastungen und das mit Abstand größte Entwicklungspotential machen den ältesten und am meisten unterschätzen Verkehrsträger aktueller denn je. In der grenzüberschreitenden Binnenschifffahrt ist die Weltsprache Englisch unverzichtbar geworden.

Die wichtigsten Fachbegriffe der beteiligten Verkehrsträger Straßenverkehr, Schienenverkehr und Seeschifffahrt, sowie aus den angrenzenden Bereichen Büro (Business), Containerverkehr, Gefahrgut, Logistik, Versicherung, Zoll und Außenhandel und dem allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch sind ebenfalls enthalten. Viele Stichwörter sind mit zusätzlichen Kurzerklärungen und fachspezifischen Abkürzungen versehen, die Ihnen helfen werden, die Begriffe besser in den Gesamtkontext einzuordnen.

Unsere Wörterbücher sind bewusst sehr übersichtlich gestaltet und besonders effektiv in der Handhabung u.a. durch ein alphabetisches check in am Rand bzw. ein navigierbares Inhaltsverzeichnis bei den E-Books. Unsere Taschenbücher im echten Taschenbuchformat (11,2 x sixteen cm) sind selbst bei widrigen Lichtverhältnissen intestine lesbar und eignen sich auch für den Gebrauch mit Handschuhen. Dadurch sind sie der ideale Begleiter für den beruflichen Alltag - auch unterwegs.

Englisch-Deutsch/Deutsch-Englisch mit über 3000 Stichwörtern und zahlreichen zusätzlichen Kurzerklärungen sowie fachspezifischen Abkürzungen

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