The Hurricane Jumpers

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The author was an engineer in the British Defence Business for his working life. The sailor in the book was his great-grandfather. The author has researched the book thoroughly over a number of years, and is now retired.

The Hurricane Jumpers

The Escape of HMS Calliope

Authored by Mr Graham Leslie Hague
Edition: 1

This is the story of a boy and man in Queen Victoria's Royal Navy in the second part of the nineteenth century. It describes his training, action and becoming a man. It also describes the ship he sailed on, and her miraculous escape from a hurricane at Samoa in 1889 which destroyed four men-of-war, severely damaged two others, and wrecked all the smaller vessels in the port. The ship was the only vessel to escape the harbour. 147 sailors from Germany and America were drowned. The book gives an account of the storm based on eyewitness accounts, some previously unpublished, and also describes the lives of the main players, British, American, German and Samoan, who were involved. It is illustrated with images of the ships involved, some of the people, and the wrecks after the storm.

Publication Date:
1533146578 / 9781533146571
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Maritime History & Piracy

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