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The Resource Simple courage : a true story of peril on the sea, Frank Delaney

Simple courage : a true story of peril on the sea, Frank Delaney

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Simple courage : a true story of peril on the sea
Title
Simple courage
Title remainder
a true story of peril on the sea
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Frank Delaney
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Language
eng
Summary
In December 1951, laden with passengers and nearly forty metric tons of cargo, the merchant marine freighter S.S. Flying Enterprise steamed westward from Europe toward America. A few days into the voyage, she hit a ferocious storm. Within 28 hours, the ship was slammed by two rogue waves--solid walls of water more than sixty feet high--cracking the decks and hull almost down to the waterline. The captain, Kurt Carlsen, mustered all hands to patch the cracks and try to right the ship. Then he helped transfer, across 40-foot waves, the passengers and crew to lifeboats from nearby ships. Then, to the amazement of the world, Carlsen defied all entreaties to abandon ship. Instead, for the next two weeks, he fought to bring Flying Enterprise and her cargo to port. His heroic endeavor became the world's biggest news.--From publisher description
Summary
During a hurricane in the North Atlantic in 1951, the freighter Flying Enterprise, heavily laden with cargo and passengers, was hit by two gigantic waves, each over 60 feet high. The decks were smashed, and the Flying Enterprise was pushed over on her side. Despite the great danger and 40-foot waves, Captian Kurt Carlsen managed to transfer the crew and passengers to nearby ships. But instead of leaving his post, Carlsen remained on board for the next two weeks, trying to bring the Flying Enterprise to port. It was a story that dominated international news
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Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2006.
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Also available on the internet.
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163304
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
910.9163/37
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
G530.C297
LC item number
D45 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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a true story of peril on the sea
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Simple courage : a true story of peril on the sea, Frank Delaney
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
2555123
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 300 p.
Isbn
9781400065240
Lccn
2006041766
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm64487256
  • (OCoLC)64487256
Label
Simple courage : a true story of peril on the sea, Frank Delaney
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
2555123
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 300 p.
Isbn
9781400065240
Lccn
2006041766
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm64487256
  • (OCoLC)64487256

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