SCOTLAND'S CRUEL SEA: Heroism and Disaster


SCOTLAND'S CRUEL SEA: Heroism and Disaster

ROBERT JEFFREY    Book Number: 86027    Product format: Paperback

A voyage back into the history of the toll that the cruel sea has taken on seafarers around Scotland's coast, a story of heroism and disaster. Beneath our seas lie around 5,000 known wrecks, with countless others yet to be discovered. A 'Shipwreck Map', produced in the spring of 2014, helps us understand what might be lost if wreck sites are disturbed. High cliffs jutting out into the Atlantic and the North Sea, hundreds of dangerous skerries, deep sea lochs, and deadly unseen reefs, powerful tides and gales that fiercely batter the land from all points of the compass, Scotland has a coastline of both immense beauty and terrible danger. Here is real bravery shown by rescuers and crew like the radio officer on the Princess Victoria, David Broadfoot, who was awarded the George Cross. Car ferries, fishing boats, oil rigs and North Sea helicopters, yachts and Navy vessels of all sorts, including the infamous K-Class submarines, have been victims of horrific weather, human error or warfare, or just plain bad luck. In brave attempts to save those in danger, many more have died and some of these tragedies have made headlines, others are less well known. Includes Piper Alpha, the inglorious end of the mighty Hood, and HMS Hampshire and the death of Kitchener. 206pp, 17 illus, some colour photos.
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ISBN 9781845028862
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