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.

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.

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 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.

Spirits Of Place

Author: Alan Moore
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ISBN: 9780994617637
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Stories are embedded in the world around us; in metal, in brick, in concrete, and in wood. In the very earth beneath our feet. Our history surrounds us and the tales we tell, true or otherwise, are always rooted in what has gone before. The spirits of place are the echoes of people, of events, of ideas which have become imprinted upon a location, for better or for worse. They are the genii loci of classical Roman religion, the disquieting atmosphere of a former battlefield, the comfort and familiarity of a childhood home. Twelve authors take us on a journey; a tour of places where they themselves have encountered, and consulted with, these Spirits of Place.

The Hood Battalion

Author: Leonard Sellers
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ISBN: 9781783461684
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The Royal Naval Division, of which the Hood Battalion formed part, was raised at the beginning of the First World War and was made up of officers and men of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, stokers of the Royal Fleet Reserve and seamen of the Royal Naval Reserve. Its 'father' was Winston Churchill, then First Lord of the Admiralty; Mr Asquith, the Prime Minister, christened it 'Winston's Little Army'. It was quite unlike any other formation in that these were soldiers who adhered to all the traditions and the practices of the Royal Navy, or if you like, sailors who went to war as soldiers. The Hood Battalion also attracted numerous officers of the highest caliber, among whom may be mentioned 'Oc' Asquith, the Prime Minister's son, Patrick Shaw-Stewart, said to be the most brilliant young man of his generation, Bernard Freyberg, and, most famous of all, the poet Rupert Brooke, who was to die so tragically in a foreign field. The Hood Battalion saw some of the fiercest fighting of the First World War, particularly at Antwerp, in the Gallipoli Campaign and then again on the Western Front at the Ancre, at Gavrelle, and at Passchendaele. Len Sellers, whose interest in the Hood Battalion was first aroused when he discovered that his great-uncle had served with them, lets the participants tell their own story, having expended prodigious labor in unearthing the many firsthand accounts of the Hood's exploits included in this book. It is indeed a tale told by heroes.

The Lost Story Of The William And Mary

Author: Gill Hoffs
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473858240
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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
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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...