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The Burning of the Kent

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The fire reached the powder magazine and the looked-for explosion took place. The burning fragments of the vessel were blown high into the air, like so many rockets. Continue reading

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Horror on the High Seas

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An excerpt from SAILORS TAKE WARNING A tale of horror aboard the USS Nimitz   Kate Conrad sat in the back of the stacks and watched thousands of books slide an inch over the edges of their shelves, and then … Continue reading

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Aboard a Steel Ship During World War II with C. S. Forester

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A colossal geyser of black mud followed along with the terrific roar of the explosion.  Mud and water rained down on the Apache, drenching everyone on deck. Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: The North Water by Ian McGuire

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For readers who enjoy rough characters in harsh environments. Continue reading

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Attention All Hands: Sea Stories Wanted

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Attention sea story authors: Submit your work for publication in THE SEA ADVENTURE COLLECTION Continue reading

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Sailors Take Warning (Part 5 of 5)

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Kate and Terrance are interrogated about the USS Nimitz’s ill-fated voyage. In the aftermath the whole world discovers what happened . . . or do they? Continue reading

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Sailors Take Warning (Part 4 of 5)

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The Nimitz arrives on the equator and the ancient hazing rituals begin: A beauty contest is held, the jolly roger is hoisted on the flag staff, and throughout the ship Shellbacks begin thrashing the lowly pollywogs . . . and then all hell breaks loose. Continue reading

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Sailors Take Warning (Part 1 of 5)

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When alarms go off aboard the aircraft carrier Nimitz, corpsman Kate Conrad runs to the scene of accidents and injuries. But after 93 days at sea, Kate is suspicious about strange activities in the ship’s morgue, so she conducts her own gossipy investigation. Continue reading

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USS Forrestal: The Day the Bombs Went Off

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Brendan stood paralyzed, unable to run away and unable to fight the fire. Somehow he’d grabbed a fire extinguisher but found himself helpless to use it. Continue reading

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