Peril on the Sea

leaping into the water by then, and the sea was steaming as flaming splinters of spruce rained down. Few sailors could swim—the knowledge was not widely learned. But Sherwin had been raised among rivermen and swan poachers, ...

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Author: Michael Cadnum

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429947176

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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It is the summer of 1588 and a pair of unlikely shipmates is traveling on the Vixen, a privateer that will soon be drafted to join a flotilla of English ships bound for a fiery clash with the Spanish Armada. Seventeen-year-old Sherwin is aboard to repay a debt he owes the ship's roguish captain, Brandon Fletcher. Sixteen-year-old Katharine is sailing with them in a desperate bid to save her noble family's fortune. The fight will be harrowing and bloody, and the unfolding tumult will challenge the character of both Sherwin and Katharine, who are about to discover the deeper meaning of strife and of honor. This fascinating tale affords an unusual view of one of the most important naval encounters in history, as a kindling romance between two young people takes place amidst a reluctant race to battle.

Simple Courage

This is a gripping, absorbing narrative that highlights one man’s outstanding fortitude and heroic sense of duty. “One of the great sea stories of the twentieth century… [a] surefire nautical crowd-pleaser.” --Booklist é (starred ...

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Author: Frank Delaney

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780812975956

Category: History

Page: 320

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“HEAVEN HELP THE SAILOR ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS.” –old folk prayer In late December 1951, laden with passengers and nearly forty metric tons of cargo, the freighter S.S. Flying Enterprise steamed westward from Europe toward America. A few days into the voyage, she hit the eye of a ferocious storm. Force 12 winds tossed men about like playthings and turned drops of freezing Atlantic foam into icy missiles. When, in the space of twenty-eight hours, the ship was slammed by two rogue waves–solid walls of water more than sixty feet high–the impacts cracked the decks and hull almost down to the waterline, threw the vessel over on her side, and thrust all on board into terror. Flying Enterprise’s captain, Kurt Carlsen, a seaman of rare ability and valor, mustered all hands to patch the cracks and then try to right the ship. When these efforts came to naught, he helped transfer, across waves forty feet high, the passengers and the entire crew to lifeboats sent from nearby ships. Then, for reasons both professional and intensely personal, and to the amazement of the world, Carlsen defied all requests and 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. In a narrative as dramatic as the ocean’s fury, acclaimed bestselling author Frank Delaney tells, for the first time, the full story of this unmatched bravery and endurance at sea. We meet the devoted family whose well-being and safety impelled Carlsen to stay with his ship. And we read of Flying Enterprise’s buccaneering owner, the fearless and unorthodox Hans Isbrandtsen, who played a crucial role in Kurt Carlsen’s fate. Drawing on historical documents and contemporary accounts and on exclusive interviews with Carlsen’s family, Delaney opens a window into the world of the merchant marine. With deep affection–and respect–for the weather and all that goes with it, he places us in the heart of the storm, a “biblical tempest” of unimaginable power. He illuminates the bravery and ingenuity of Carlsen and the extraordinary courage that the thirty-seven-year-old captain inspired in his stalwart crew. This is a gripping, absorbing narrative that highlights one man’s outstanding fortitude and heroic sense of duty. “One of the great sea stories of the twentieth century… [a] surefire nautical crowd-pleaser.” --Booklist é (starred review) “Frank Delaney has written a completely absorbing, thrilling and inspirational account of a disaster at sea that occasioned heroism of the first order. In the hands of a gifted storyteller, the ‘simple courage’ of the ship’s captain and the young radio man who risked their lives to bring a mortally wounded ship to port reveals the essence and power of all true courage– a stubborn devotion to the things we love.” –Senator John McCain

In Peril on the Sea

This is the story of a forgotten fighting service. During the Second World War the Royal Canadian Navy expanded from a tiny force of ten warships in 1939 to the third largest Allied navy by 1945.

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Author: Donald E. Graves

Publisher: Published for the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust by Robin Brass Studio

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119431760

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 252

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This is the story of a forgotten fighting service. During the Second World War the Royal Canadian Navy expanded from a tiny force of ten warships in 1939 to the third largest Allied navy by 1945. The RCN's primary wartime role was convoy escort in the North Atlantic, and Canadian warships served in this grim theatre, where the weather was an enemy almost as dangerous as the U-boats, for nearly six years. In Peril on the Sea is the story of the Canadian navy and its important contribution to Allied victory in the Battle of the Atlantic -- the most crucial battle of the Second World War. Much of this fascinating saga is presented through the personal accounts of 65 eyewitnesses -- British, Canadian, German... sailors, submariners and merchant seamen -- who participated in the Second World War's longest operation. In Peril on the Sea contains nearly 200 photographs, drawings, maps, graphics and ship profiles which bring to life with compelling immediacy the grim but courageous struggle to preserve the sea lanes of freedom between 1939 and 1945. Commissioned by the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust and written by one of Canada's foremost historians, In Peril on the Sea will appeal to general and specialist readers alike. Book jacket.

Peril on the Sea

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Author: Eldon Drodge

Publisher: Breakwater Books

ISBN: 1894377044

Category: Disasters

Page: 185

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The Weekly Reporter

COURT OF APPEAI . hier loss was caused , or primâ facie caused , by a “ peril of another vessel , or by the joint negligence of the two the sea . ” By merely showing collision the defendants vessels , in either case without the sea or ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105063507003

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Law of Marine Insurance

After acknowledging the fact that it was 'not desirable to attempt to define too exactly a “marine risk” or a “peril of the seas”', Lord Buckmaster proceeded to lay down the law as follows: 'it is some condition of sea or weather or ...

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Author: Susan Hodges

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135426811

Category: LAW

Page: 704

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This work covers the full ramifications of marine insurance law.

The Law Times Reports

The collision loes not necessarily amount to authorities have not finally exhausted the inquiry peril of the sea , yet , when unexplained , it is whether such a collision would be a peril of the primâ facie a peril of the sea ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105063502061

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Cases and Materials on Marine Insurance Law

The following case, The Stranna, is a carriage of goods by sea case, where, in his deliberation, ... The question before the Court of Appeal was whether the loss was by a peril of the sea, an excepted peril in the bill of lading.

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Author: Susan Hodges

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781135346942

Category: Law

Page: 1012

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This book provides a comprehensive collection of Cases and Materials On Marine Insurance Law. The sources included here are not always readily accessible. Each chapter is introduced with a brief resume of the general principles,before the facts of each case are summarised and the extracts of the relevant parts of judgments reproduced. The significance of the judicial extracts, the statutory materials and standard terms are then discussed with particular emphasis on important and problematical areas of the law.This book will be indispensable not only to postgraduate students of law, in-house lawyers, insurance brokers and claims adjusters, but also to students of maritime studies, legal practitioners and a wide range of professionals within the shipping industry who may wish to have at hand a convenient source of information. Whilst the book is a companion to the authors The Law of Marine Insurance, it is also structured to stand as a marine insurance text in its own right.

In Peril on the Sea

In Peril on the Sea is the story of missionary widow Ethel Bell and her children—Mary, 14, and Robert, 11—uprooted by the war from their West African station, find themselves on a small freighter bound for America.

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Author: Robert W Bell

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781600669316

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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In Peril on the Sea is the story of missionary widow Ethel Bell and her children—Mary, 14, and Robert, 11—uprooted by the war from their West African station, find themselves on a small freighter bound for America. It is 1942. Sights and sounds of war envelop the world. And in the arena of the South Atlantic the infamous German submarine U-66 prowls the gray waters. Suddenly, on a peaceful August afternoon, a shrieking alarm pierces the stillness. Torpedoes explode. Fire engulfs the ship and within two minutes it disappears beneath the oil-slimed, shark infested waters. What follows is an almost unbelievable saga of death and despair as mother, daughter and son find themselves on an eight-by-ten foot raft along with two orphaned missionary children and fourteen male crew members. For twenty days aboard the bobbing vessel, Ethel Bell becomes pastor, peacekeeper, teacher, mediator and caregiver. But the story does not end with the surprising rescue. Years later, in a poignant moment, Robert Bell meets his "enemies" face to face. The war is over. God's love and forgiveness have triumphed.

The Law Journal Reports

Pandorf & Co. , H.L. paid this loss as through a peril of the sea , to consider whether the ship being placed how would they , in the name of the as- in that position did not originate in neglisured , claim from the shipowner , because ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105062835488

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Albany Law Journal

Thus room pipe ought not to have been of lead , but of some for instance , if a ship is cast on the rocks by force of other material which a rat could not or would not the winds or sea , that is a loss by a peril of the sea gnaw .

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ISBN: NYPL:33433009394804

Category: Law

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South African Law Journal

collision was caused by negligence of the carrying ship , or of the other ship , or of both , in no case was it a peril of the sea . The position that a collision caused solely by negligence of another ship was not a peril of the sea ...

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ISBN: UOM:35112204158747

Category: Electronic journals

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The Reporter

As Lord Blackburn said in Steel v . State Line Steamship Co. ( 37 L. T. R. N. S. 333 ; 3 App . Cas . 72 ) : “ Although the things perished by a peril of the sea , still , inasmuch as it was the negligence of the shipowner ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044084926807

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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The English Reports

Corbett , 2 Bingh . 205 , 9 J. B. Moore , 390. So , the underwriters are liable for a loss arising immediately from a peril of the sea , or from fire , but remotely from the negligence of the master and mariners , —Walker v .

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ISBN: IND:30000029143835

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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