The Sinking Of Rms Tayleur

Author: Gill Hoffs
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 147383189X
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The moment they fell into the water the waves caught them and dashed them violently against the rocks, and the survivors on shore could perceive the unfortunate creatures...struggling amidst the waves, and one by one sinking under them.' (Hereford Times, 28 January 1854) ??The wrecking of the RMS Tayleur made headlines nearly 60 years before the Titanic. Both were run by the White Star Line, both were heralded as the most splendid ships of their time – and both sank in tragic circumstances on their maiden voyages. ??On 19 January 1854 the Tayleur, a large merchant vessel, left Liverpool for Australia; packed with hopeful emigrants, her hold stuffed with cargo. On the 160th anniversary of the disaster, Gill Hoffs reveals new theories behind the disaster and tells the stories of the passengers and crew on the ill-fated vessel: ??Captain John Noble, record breaking hero of the Gold Rush era. ??Ship surgeon Robert Hannay Cunningham and his young family, on their way to a new life among the prospectors of Tent City. ??Samuel Carby, ex-convict, returning to the gold fields with his new wife – and a fortune sewn into her corsets. ??But the ship's revolutionary iron hull prevented its compasses from working. Lost in the Irish Sea, a storm swept the Tayleur and the 650 people aboard towards a cliff, studded with rocks 'black as death'. What happened next shocked the world.??As featured in the Daily Mail, Yorkshire Post, Manchester Evening News, Hereford Times, Liverpool Echo, The Press & Journal, Dundee Courier, Fife Herald, Discover Your History, Your Family Tree, the Warrington Guardian and on BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Merseyside, RTE Radio, Radio Warrington, Kingdom FM.

The Lost Story Of The William And Mary

Author: Gill Hoffs
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473858267
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The emigrant ship William and Mary departed from Liverpool with 208 British, Irish, and Dutch emigrants in early 1853. Captained by young American Timothy Stinson, the vessel was sailing for New Orleans when the ship wrecked in the Bahamas in mysterious circumstances. Stinson and the majority of his crew sneaked away in lifeboats – murdering two of the emigrants with a hatchet as they did so – and reported the ship sunk with all on board lost. But the passengers kept the ship afloat and two days later were rescued by heroic wreckers as the ship went down. Now, over 160 years on, the tale of the two murdered in Bahamian waters and the hundreds who escaped thanks to kindly wreckers can finally be told. Stinson is no longer getting away with murder.

Wild A Collection

Author: Gill Hoffs
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1925101932
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"Wild offers exceptional fiction and reportage, with a coast-dweller’s sharp eye for maritime detail, and a humane regard for both the victims and the survivors of shipwrecks, both literal and metaphorical. From 'Prospects', a marvellous, moving reconstruction of the murderous maiden voyage of the Tayleur, to 'Luck is in the Leftovers', a gripping saga of living on the edge of the land, where life and death ebb and flow like the tides. Gill Hoffs' writing, fiction and non, swells with the power of life, sometimes life at the expense of other lives, but always animated and alive. This is visceral and vital prose, smooth as a sea-worn pebble yet sharp as sharks’ teeth." – Ronnie Scott, author of Death by Design and editor of 'Tommy’s War', 'Tommy’s Peace' and 'The Real ‘Dads’ Army’'

The Last Atlantic Liners

Author: William H. Miller
Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc
ISBN: 9781848686977
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The golden age of liners in photographs and artwork

The Real Sherlock Holmes

Author: Angela Buckley
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473834694
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On 6 December 1886, Arthur Foster leaves the Queen's Theatre, Manchester with a pocket full of gold and a lady bedecked with diamonds on his arm. He hails a hansom cab unaware that a detective has been trailing him as he crisscrossed the streets of the city. As the cab pulls away, the detective slips inside and arrests the infamous 'Birmingham Forger.' ??The detective is Jerome Caminada, legendary policeman and real-life Victorian super-sleuth. A master of disguise with a keen eye for detail and ingenious methods of detection, Caminada is at the top of his game, tracking notorious criminals through the seedy streets of Manchester's underworld. Relentless in his pursuit, he stalks pickpockets and poisoners, unscrupulous con artists and cold blooded murderers. ??His groundbreaking detective work leads to the unravelling of classic crime cases such as the Hackney Carriage Murder in 1889, secret government missions and a deadly confrontation with his arch-rival, a ruthless and violent thief. Caminada's compelling story bears all the hallmarks of Arthur Conan Doyle and establishes this indefatigable investigator as one of the most formidable detectives of the Victorian era and The Real Sherlock Holmes.??As seen in The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Express, The Times, La Stampa and Lancashire Life.??Also featured in Discover Your History Magazine.

The Tsar S Treasure

Author: Martin Bayerle
Publisher: Barnburner Books, LLC
ISBN: 9780988876002
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The Tsar's Treasure captures the story of the lost luxury White Star Liner known as the Millionaires' Ship and Capt. Martin's Bayerle 30-year quest to find her fabled treasure. When the RMS Republic sank in 1909, she was the largest ship to sink in history (only to be surpassed by her sibling ship, RMS Titanic, a mere three years later). When Republic sank, she took with her not only all her cargo and passenger effects, but also some politically-sensitive secrets. Rumors of a vast treasure, of "riches beyond most men's wildest dreams," were published the day after her sinking and have persisted for more than 100 years. The Tsar's Treasure documents Capt. Bayerle's personal journey to uncover her secrets along with extensive research in an effort to substantiate or deny the rumors. The result is a deep-sea adventure riddled with subtle clues and impressive historical photos and documents. The reader is invited to examine the evidence and arrive at his or her own conclusions surrounding the century-old mystery of what may become the greatest treasure recovery of all-time.

Why Projects Fail

Author: Uladzislau Shauchenka
Publisher: Uladzislau Shauchenka
ISBN: 9780987724205
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"Why Projects Fail" offers an informative, entertaining read that is guaranteed to increase your understanding what went wrong with the projects that failed. Was the project well conceived? Was the budgeting adequate? Did it fail because of circumstances that were impossible to anticipate, or were there simply gaps in the planning process? Learn in this informative, interesting read that will help you make sure your next project succeed. "Why Projects Fail" presents a balanced analysis of its subject, alternating stories of major corporate and government projects that failed, along with a breakdown of what went wrong. The illuminating stories come from a variety of industries, with a shocking list of familiar companies and organizations. What makes this book unique is the author's delightfully straightforward account of the specific ways that caused problems. The book is full of charts, graphs and pictures. Project management best practices to increase your success rateSuggestions and recommendations for avoiding common pitfallsCase studies and analysis of failed projects across all industriesLots of numbers, stats and data presented in an easy to digest wayQuotes from outstanding project management and business gurus Do you ever wonder why the projects keep failing without obvious reason? Would you like to learn why projects fail and how to avoid failure? "Why Projects Fail" book explains why some projects fail while the other succeed. The book explores statistics, analyses, case studies and lessons learned from known project failures, along with facts and arguments. It goes over the main causes of failed projects, which can include going over budget, poor planning, lack of communication and other reasons. Do you want to improve chances of your project to succeed? Would like to avoid most common project management pitfalls and causes of project failure? Would you like to avoid devastating results of failed projects: negative career impact, loss of money, time and resources for the company? "Why Projects Fail" is going to give you something that will completely change the way you're running your projects. "Why Projects Fail" will tremendously improve your project management processes and procedures so your project won't fail but succeed. It's crucial to be aware of potential pitfalls before the project starts and recognize when things might be going wrong during project execution so you can get it back on track. "Why Projects Fail": What is covered? Failure rate and main elements of project's failureList of failed project incl. year, company name, cost, outcomeReasons for project's failureFive case studies including NASA, FBI and Government of CanadaProper project management: communication, stakeholder, risk, resourcesHow to prevent project's failure

The Big Four Of The White Star Fleet

Author: Mark Chirnside
Publisher: History Press
ISBN: 9780750965972
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The White Star Line's Celtic (1901), Cedric (1903), Baltic (1904) and Adriatic (1907), collectively known as the 'Big Four', served for a combined 110 years. Together they carried around 1.5 million passengers on the Liverpool to New York and Southampton to New York routes during their time in service. Arguably the most successful series of ships the company ever produced, they have been overlooked in maritime literature until now. In this ground-breaking book, Mark Chirnside relates the history of the 'Big Four', in many ways the forerunners of the famous 'Olympic' class ships. Features including a gymnasium and Turkish and electric baths were trialled on Adriatic before their use on Olympic, Titanic and Britannic. Charting their history from civilian passenger ships to armed merchant cruisers and troop ships in the First World War, The 'Big Four' of the White Star Fleet explores the adventures and experiences passengers and crew had on board over the decades.

The Lost Story Of The William And Mary

Author: Gill Hoffs
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473858240
Size: 65.46 MB
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The emigrant ship William and Mary departed from Liverpool with 208 British, Irish, and Dutch emigrants in early 1853. Captained by young American Timothy Stinson, the vessel was sailing for New Orleans when the ship wrecked in the Bahamas in mysterious circumstances. Stinson and the majority of his crew sneaked away in lifeboats – murdering two of the emigrants with a hatchet as they did so – and reported the ship sunk with all on board lost. But the passengers kept the ship afloat and two days later were rescued by heroic wreckers as the ship went down. Now, over 160 years on, the tale of the two murdered in Bahamian waters and the hundreds who escaped thanks to kindly wreckers can finally be told. Stinson is no longer getting away with murder.

Maritime Incidents By Country Maritime Incidents In Australia Maritime Incidents In Canada Maritime Incidents In Finland

Author: LLC Books
Publisher: Books LLC
ISBN: 9781157874805
Size: 12.70 MB
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 472. Not illustrated. Chapters: Maritime Incidents in Australia, Maritime Incidents in Canada, Maritime Incidents in Finland, Maritime Incidents in France, Maritime Incidents in Greece, Maritime Incidents in Indonesia, Maritime Incidents in Ireland, Maritime Incidents in Israel, Maritime Incidents in Italy, Maritime Incidents in Japan, Maritime Incidents in Malta, Maritime Incidents in New Zealand, Maritime Incidents in Norway, Maritime Incidents in Russia, Maritime Incidents in Singapore, Maritime Incidents in Spain, Maritime Incidents in Tanzania, Maritime Incidents in Turkey, Maritime Incidents in Vietnam, Maritime Incidents in the Philippines, Maritime Incidents in the United Kingdom, Maritime Incidents in the United States, Gulf of Tonkin Incident, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Italian Battleship Giulio Cesare, Hmhs Britannic, Ss Gothenburg, Ms Estonia, New Carissa, Lucy Walker Steamboat Disaster, Mv Queen of the North, Mv Princess of the Stars, Ps General Slocum, Ms Sea Diamond, Hmas Voyager, Mv Do a Paz, Betelgeuse Incident, Superferry 9, Turkish Frigate Ertu rul, Cosco Busan Oil Spill, Friend to All Nations, Prestige Oil Spill, List of Canadian Disasters by Death Toll, the Sinking of the Rochdale and the Prince of Wales, Amoco Cadiz, Mv Braer, Submarine Incident Off Kildin Island, Patria Disaster, Bugaled Breizh, Booya, Ms Express Samina, Mv Levina 1, Mt Haven, Penlee Lifeboat Disaster, 1979 Fastnet Race, Marchioness Disaster, Guimaras Oil Spill, Ss Kurtulu, Rms Leinster, Mv Senopati Nusantara, Rms Tayleur, Ss Connemara, Mt Independen a, Solway Harvester, Whaling Disaster of 1871, Greycliffe Disaster, Ss Heraklion, Castillo de Salas, List of Maritime Incidents in the Turkish Straits, Hms Waterwitch, T ya Maru, Ocean Monarch, Kingstown Lifeboat Disaster, Moray Firth Fishing Disaster, Mt Vector, Ss Columbia Eagle Incident, Ss Ad...