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Queen Mary and the Cruiser

The Curacoa Disaster

By Thomas, David A. and Patrick Holmes
1997, United States Naval Inst.
ISBN 1557506981
Hardcover, 208 pages, 30 b&w photos, 6 tables, 2 sketches, 1 diagram, 7 appendices

Descripton: A new analysis of the facts behind the October 1942 incident in which the passenger liner Queen Mary, acting as a troopship, overran her escort, the light cruiser Curacoa, cutting the latter in half and resulting in the death of 338 of her officers and crew.

From the review: On 2 October, 1942, the Queen Mary, carrying over 10,000 U.S. troops across the Atlantic, ran over her escort, the cruiser Curacoa, slicing the latter in half with great loss of life. This book attempts to set the record straight on the ...
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Allied Warships. HMS Curacoa

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