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The Lady and the President


  • Model: 0ce-ent_lp 978-0958665728
  • Brand: Oceans Enterprises
  • ISBN: 9780958665728

Product Description

The Lady and the President
The Life and Loss of the SS President Coolidge.

The title The Lady and the President is a reference to one of the major attractions to divers who visit the wreck of the President Coolidge, the 'Lady and the Unicorn', a wall decor in the First Class Smoking Room. The ship is regarded as the largest accessible shipwreck to recreational divers in the world.

Please note: We have a limited number of special copies of the book signed by the author Peter Stone.

Chapters include: The establishment of the Dollar Line and the American President Line; the construction and early travels of the President Coolidge; the establishment of Espiritu Santo as a naval and military base; the loss of the ship at the entrance to the Second Channel, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu; the inquiry and speculations as to to the reasons for her loss; subsequent salvage of the propellers and oil; a description of the ship as she now lies, with special interest to divers; the loss of the destroyer USS Tucker; Million Dollar Point and other local attractions.

The book is well illustrated with plans, drawings, and photographs. Printed on 90 gsm Matt Art, size 240 x 180 mm, 320 pages with additional eight pages of colour.

Contains over 140 mono photographs, sixteen deck plans and charts, and six maps.

Hardcover: 301 pages with dust jacket
Publisher: Oceans Enterprises (1997)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0958665729
ISBN-13: 978-0958665728
Printed on 90 gsm Matt Art
Size 240 x 180 mm

(12/18 LRB)