1st.ed., 1990. 192 pp., 12 photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. The author examines 24 disasters at sea spanning two centuries, from the near-disastrous race across the Atlantic between the paddle-steamers SIRIUS and GREAT WESTERN in 1838, to the Iranian attack on the CARIBBEAN BREEZE in 1985. In between there are accounts of other sea disasters including that of the BIRKENHEAD, TITANIC, PRINCESS VICTORIA, BRUSSELS, TREVESSA, PACIFIC CHARGER, ONDINA, SAMTAMPA, RADIANT MED, TEXACO CARIBBEAN, Etc. THE STORY BEHIND 24 MARITIME DISASTERS BETWEEN 1838 AND 1985.