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Ninety-five years ago, as the Titanic slowly sank, a 'mystery' ship was seen as she slipped below the waves. Thinking it would be their salvation, rockets were fired from Titanic to attract the unknown ship, but to no avail. With 1,500 souls on board, Titanic foundered, but what of the mystery ship? At the subsequent inquires in both the USA and the UK, Captain Stanley Lord and his vessel, the Californian, were accused of ignoring the Titanic's distress calls. Ever since, controversy has reigned over whether the Californian was the ship that ignored Titanic's plight. The author, Thomas B. Williams (an investigative journalist), unearthed the required 'new and important evidence' which prompted the British Government to re-open the case surrounding Captain Lord and the Californian and effectively proved that the much maligned captain and his ship could not have been the mystery ship seen from the decks of the doomed Titanic.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752442785
ISBN-10: 0752442783
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Thomas B. Williams

Thomas B Williams has corresponded with the widow of Stanley Lord and has been researching this story for the past two decades. He was born to a seafaring family in Youghal, Cork, in 1946. Rob Kamps is a Titanic researcher from the Netherlands. He has written many articles on the Titanic and other great liners