❮Epub❯ ❧ Sinking the Sultana Author Sally M. Walker – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The worst maritime disaster in American history wasn't the Titanic It was the steamboat Sultana on the Mississippi River and it could have been preventedIn 1865 the Civil War was winding down and the The worst maritime disaster in American history wasn't the Titanic It was the steamboat Sultana on the Mississippi River and it could have been preventedIn the Civil War was winding down and the country was reeling from Lincoln's assassination Thousands of Sinking the ePUB í Union soldiers released from Confederate prisoner of war camps were to be transported home on the steamboat Sultana With a profit to be made the captain rushed repairs to the boat so the soldiers wouldn't find transportation elsewhere More than passengers boarded in Vicksburg Mississippi on a boat with a capacity of The journey was violently interrupted when the boat's boilers exploded plunging the Sultana into mayhem; passengers were bombarded with red hot iron fragments burned by scalding steam and flung overboard into the churning Mississippi Although rescue efforts were launched the survival rate was dismal than lives were lost In a compelling exhaustively researched account renowned author Sally M Walker joins the ranks of historians who have been asking the same uestion for years who or what was responsible for the Sultana's disastrous fate.
- 208 pages
- Sinking the Sultana
- Sally M. Walker
- 21 February 2016 Sally M. Walker