Wreck of the Memphis

Wreck of the Memphis

Edward L. Beach / Jun 16, 2019

Wreck of the Memphis This is a vivid minute by minute account of one of the worst shipwrecks in naval history Edward Beach s father commanded the Memphis one of the largest battle cruisers built by the U S Navy up to th

  • Title: Wreck of the Memphis
  • Author: Edward L. Beach
  • ISBN: 9781557500700
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is a vivid, minute by minute account of one of the worst shipwrecks in naval history Edward Beach s father commanded the Memphis, one of the largest battle cruisers built by the U.S Navy up to that time bigger and faster than a battleship The Memphis originally Tennessee was demolished by monstrous tsunami waves in Santo Domingo Harbor in August 1916, killing foThis is a vivid, minute by minute account of one of the worst shipwrecks in naval history Edward Beach s father commanded the Memphis, one of the largest battle cruisers built by the U.S Navy up to that time bigger and faster than a battleship The Memphis originally Tennessee was demolished by monstrous tsunami waves in Santo Domingo Harbor in August 1916, killing forty three sailors, and Beach Jr literally grew up with the tragedy and its effects, which are as profound today as they were eighty years ago.Based on his father s reminiscences and private papers, official documents, and interviews with survivors, Beach s reexamination of the disaster and his father s court martial ranks among the finest analyses of the responsibilities and demands placed on the commanding officer of a U.S Navy ship A record setting submarine skipper himself and the acclaimed author of Run Silent, Run Deep, Beach brought personal knowledge to a story that has become a classic in the years since its original publication in 1966 His prose was never incisive and vigorous In an introductory essay written for this new edition, Beach discusses the design of the Memphis, her role in the fleet that fought in World War I, and object lessons that have influenced U.S naval history since the disaster.

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      • Edward L. Beach

        Edward Latimer Beach, Jr was a highly decorated United States Navy submarine officer and best selling author.During World War II, he participated in the Battle of Midway and 12 combat patrols, earning 10 decorations for gallantry, including the Navy Cross After the war, he served as the naval aide to the President of the United States and commanded the first submerged circumnavigation.After World War II, Beach wrote extensively in his spare time following in the footsteps of his father, who was also a career naval officer and author His first book Submarine 1952 was a compilation of accounts of several wartime patrols made by his own as well as other submarines.In all, Beach published thirteen books, but is best known for his first novel, Run Silent, Run Deep 1955 , which appeared on The New York Times Book Review bestseller list for several months A movie of the same name, based loosely on the novel and starring Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster, was released by United Artists in 1958 Beach penned two sequels to Run Silent, Run Deep Dust on the Sea 1972 , relating in detail a war patrol by Eel leading a wolfpack, and Cold is the Sea 1978 , set in 1961 aboard a nuclear submarine.In addition to Submarine , Beach wrote several books on naval history, including The Wreck of the Memphis 1966 United States Navy 200 Years 1986 , a general history of the Navy Scapegoats A Defense of Kimmel and Short at Pearl Harbor 1995 and Salt and Steel Reflections of a Submariner 1999 Keepers of the Sea 1983 is a pictorial record of the modern navy with photography by Fred J Maroon For a number of years Beach was co editor of Naval Terms Dictionary as that standard reference work passed through several editions His last work, completed shortly before his death, was to prepare for publication his father s manuscript of his own distinguished service in the navy That book, From Annapolis to Scapa Flow The Autobiography of Edward L Beach, Sr 2003 , is Captain Beach, Sr s personal account of the navy from the age of sail to the age of steam.In addition to his books, Beach was a prolific author of articles and book reviews for periodicals ranging from Blue Book Magazine to National Geographic, and Naval History to American Heritage.


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    1. I need to give full disclosure I'm not an impartial voice on reviewing Edward Beach. I met him once at a book signing and found him to be gracious, warm and someone to strive to be like. Yes waiting to meet him I was like a teen waiting to meet their favorite star or singer. Simply Captain Beach was the Naval Historian I would love to be. To me Edward Beach was a rock star.The Wreck of the Memphis is about the destruction of the U.S.S. Memphis CA-10 which was commanded by Edward Beach Sr the fat [...]


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