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The Sinking of HMAS Sydney How Sailors lived, fought and died in Australia’s greatest naval disaster

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English | January 3rd, 2024 | ISBN: 1923004328 | 540 pages | True EPUB | 6.22 MB
HMAS Sydney was the pride of the fleet during the Second World War. A light cruiser and one of Australia’s main combat vessels.


Torn in Two The Sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell and One Man’s Survival on the Open Sea (Posthumanities)

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English | August 29, 2016 | ISBN: 0816695210 | 200 pages | EPUB | 10 Mb
Dennis Hale reached the dock just in time to see the Daniel J. Morrell heading out to open waters, a 600-foot freighter that had plied the waters for sixty years, carrying ore from Minnesota’s Iron Range to steel firms around the Great Lakes. The twenty-six-year-old watchman had, quite literally, missed the boat-which meant scrambling to rejoin the Morrell at its next stop or forfeiting a good chunk of his pay package. Seventy-two hours later, Hale would find himself clinging to a life raft alongside the frozen bodies of his crewmates in the violent waves of Lake Huron. The boat would not be reported missing for another twenty-seven hours and by the time the life raft was found, Dennis Hale would remain as the sole survivor of the wreck of the Daniel J. Morrell.


Catastrophe at Spithead The Sinking of the Royal George

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English | February 11, 2020 | ISBN: 1526764997 | 352 pages | EPUB | 5.47 Mb
In one of the most sensational and perplexing incidents in naval history, Rear Admiral Richard Kempenfelt, a much-voyaged veteran and outstanding officer, drowned along with more than 800 crew and many civilian visitors on a calm summer’s morning and in a familiar anchorage. This new work examines that tragedy the sudden capsizing at Spithead on 29 August 1782 of the mighty flagship HMS Royal George.


U-47 in Scapa Flow The Sinking of HMS Royal Oak 1939

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English | 2015 | pages: 82 | ISBN: 1472808908 | PDF | 21,4 mb
Even with Germany in the ascendency at the beginning of World War II, Scapa Flow was supposed to be the safe home base of the British Navy. Nothing and nobody could penetrate the defences of this bastion, which was built up to formidable levels in World War I and symbolized the faith placed by the British in the invulnerability of their navy. So how, in the dead of night on October 13, was Gunther Prien’s U-47 able to slip through the line of protective warships undetected to sink the mighty Royal Oak? This book provides the answer with an account of one of the most daring naval raids of World War II indeed – in all of history. Drawing on the very latest underwater archaeological research, this study explains how Prien and his crew navigated the North Sea, Kirk Sound and some very unlikely odds to land a devastating blow on the British, and became among the very first German heroes of World War II. It reveals the level of disrepair that Scapa Flow had fallen into, and delves into the intriguing conspiracy theories surrounding the event, including an alleged cover-up by the then First Sea Lord, Winston Churchill.


The Sinking of the Blücher The Battle of Drøbak Narrows, April 1940 [Audiobook]

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English | ASIN: B0C7SC2ZJ9 | 2023 | 12 hours and 6 minutes | M4B@64 kbps | 345 MB
Author: Geirr Haarr, Tor Jørgen (Jorgen) Melien
Narrator: Ulf Bjorklund

A lesser-known event during World War II, the sinking of the Blücher is key part of naval history that marked the beginning of the Norwegian Campaign. The Sinking of the Blücher is a comprehensive investigation into why the German cruiser, named for Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (Prussian victor of the Battle of Waterloo), was approaching Oslo on the night of 9th April 1940, why and how she was sunk, and the ramifications and significance of the event. The book also explores the influence of the British government and military on the reasons behind Operation Weserübung, the German invasion of Norway.