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Shipwrecks By Hachette Children's Books

Shipwrecks by Hachette Children's Books

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A series aimed at reluctant readers that takes a popular subject and reveals the TRUE stories behind it.

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Shipwrecks: True Stories from the High Seas! by Hachette Children's Books

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Mary Rose - The pride of Henry VIII's fleet that sunk on her maiden voyage. The reasons for the unexpected sinking were only revealed when the ship was raised from the sea bed. Titanic - The famous of all shipwrecks. The ship that was meant to be unsinkable has since been visited by remote submersibles revealing a time capsule of Edwardian opulance. Bismark - The pride of the German navy, this WW2 battleship was sunk after being crippled by a torpedo dropped by swordfish biplane. Was she sunk by the british fleet or scuttled by her captain? Whydah galley - This was the flagship of the pirate Black Sam Bellamy that sank in a storm off Cape Cod 1717. Recent excavations have revealed the ship carried nearly four and a half tons of silver, gold, gold dust,and jewelry. Yaaargh! Viking Longship - Ormen Lange (Long Serpent) was one of the most famous of the Viking longships. It was built for the Norwegian King Olav Tryggvason, and was one of the largest and most powerful longships of its day. The story of this ship is backed up by facts on longship wrecks discovered at burial sites and ancient viking settlements. USS Monitor - The American Civil War ironclad warship famous for its battle against the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia. It sank on December 31, 1862. In 1973, the wreck was located on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean about 16 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Much of the wreck has been raised and has been preserved and are on display at the Mariners' Museum of Newport News, Virginia. Nanhai One - A huge Junk from the treasure fleet of the Song Dynasty sunk between 1127 and 1279 probably during a storm. In 2007, China began to raise the ship and its artifacts. It could prove the existance of the Marine Silk Road. Our lady of Atocha - Spanish Treasure Galleon, she was the most famous of a fleet of Spanish ships that was driven by a severe hurricane onto a coral reef and sank in 1622 off the Florida Keys while carrying huge amounts of treasure. Lost beneath the sea for 363 years who would be the lucky one to find the treasure valued at hundreds of millions of dollars. RMS Lusitania - The liner that met a disastrous end as a casualty of the First World War when she was torpedoed by the German submarine U-20 on 7 May 1915. The sinking of the Lusitania heightened tensions between the U.S. and Germany and helped sway American opinion in favour of joining the war. Exploration of the wreck has exposed hidden facts concerning controversies over the sinking. U-110 - The WW2 German U-boat captured by British destroyers. On board were codes and an enigma machine which allowed the allies to listen in on all german communications. The submarine was sunk on purpose while being towed so that Germany would think the enigma machines and documents had gone down with the boat.

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Shipwrecks: True Stories from the High Seas! by Hachette Children's Books
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