The Resource The finest hours : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue, Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman

The finest hours : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue, Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman

Label
The finest hours : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue
Title
The finest hours
Title remainder
the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman
Title variation
finest hours
Title variation remainder
the true story of the U.S. Coast Guards most daring sea rescue
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the winter of 1932, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years, wreaking havoc on land and creating a wind-whipped peril of the freezing Atlantic. In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Fort Mercer and the Pendleton, broke in two. The Coast Guard raced its cutters to the Fort Mercer to rescue the men huddled in the halves, and when the Pendleton proved to be in danger of capsizing, sent out into the storm two 36-foot wooden lifeboats, each manned by four crewmen, in what every crewman realized could be a suicide mission in the enormous seventy-foot seas
Summary
A dramatic rescue-at-sea account traces the 1952 coast guard attempt to save the crews of two oil tankers caught in a violent nor'easter off the coast of Cape Cod, a mission recounted by first-hand survivors that describes the heroic undertakings of the teams aboard small crafts that came to their aid
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
318709
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tougias, Mike
Dewey number
910.9163/46
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
G530.P418
LC item number
T68 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sherman, Casey
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pendleton (Tanker)
  • CG36500 (Lifeboat)
  • Shipwrecks
  • Shipwreck survival
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue
Label
The finest hours : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue, Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-kq4xh89
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-202)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue -- Tanker sections and their rescue boats -- Part one -- Chatham Lifeboat Station -- The Pendleton -- The Fort Mercer -- "It can't be true" -- "You got to take the 36500 out" -- Blowout at Chatham Bar -- Chatham mobilizes -- "He came to the surface floating" -- Losing all hope: on board the Pendleton stern -- All but one: the rescue of the Pendleton stern -- Thirty-six men in a thirty-six foot boat -- Pandemonium in Chatham -- Part two -- The Mercer's boat capsizes -- A maneuver for the ages -- Tuesday at Chatham Station -- Thirteen men still on board -- Search of the Pendleton bow -- Part three -- The inquiry -- Being labeled a hero can be a burden -- Tanker trouble -- Beyond the rescue -- The restoration -- Epilogue: they were young once
Control code
Cloudocn893685920
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 204 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781416567301
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Publisher number
EB00571102
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
kq4xh89
Label
The finest hours : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue, Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-kq4xh89
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-202)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue -- Tanker sections and their rescue boats -- Part one -- Chatham Lifeboat Station -- The Pendleton -- The Fort Mercer -- "It can't be true" -- "You got to take the 36500 out" -- Blowout at Chatham Bar -- Chatham mobilizes -- "He came to the surface floating" -- Losing all hope: on board the Pendleton stern -- All but one: the rescue of the Pendleton stern -- Thirty-six men in a thirty-six foot boat -- Pandemonium in Chatham -- Part two -- The Mercer's boat capsizes -- A maneuver for the ages -- Tuesday at Chatham Station -- Thirteen men still on board -- Search of the Pendleton bow -- Part three -- The inquiry -- Being labeled a hero can be a burden -- Tanker trouble -- Beyond the rescue -- The restoration -- Epilogue: they were young once
Control code
Cloudocn893685920
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 204 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781416567301
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Publisher number
EB00571102
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
kq4xh89

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