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The Resource The sunken gold : a story of World War I espionage and the greatest treasure salvage in history, Joseph A. Williams

The sunken gold : a story of World War I espionage and the greatest treasure salvage in history, Joseph A. Williams

Label
The sunken gold : a story of World War I espionage and the greatest treasure salvage in history
Title
The sunken gold
Title remainder
a story of World War I espionage and the greatest treasure salvage in history
Statement of responsibility
Joseph A. Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On January 25, 1917, HMS Laurentic struck two German mines off the coast of Ireland and sank. The ship was carrying 44 tons of gold bullion to the still-neutral United States via Canada in order to finance the war effort for Britain and its allies. Britain desperately needed that sunken treasure, but any salvage had to be secret since the British government dared not alert the Germans to the presence of the gold ... Using newly discovered sources, author Joseph A. Williams provides the first full-length account of the quest for the Laurentic's gold"--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Joseph A.
Dewey number
940.4/57
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D582.L38
LC item number
W55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Damant, Guybon Chesney Castell
  • Laurentic (Steamship : 1909-1917)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Shipwrecks
  • Mines (Military explosives)
  • Treasure troves
  • Salvage
  • Espionage, British
  • Submarines (Ships)
Target audience
adult
Label
The sunken gold : a story of World War I espionage and the greatest treasure salvage in history, Joseph A. Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Titanic in miniature -- The Damants of Cowes -- The U-boat war -- "I have no good word to say for it" -- The lake of shadows -- Through the looking glass -- Spark -- Suffer -- SOS -- Loch Striven -- Abandon ship! -- The inspector -- The cold sea -- The fortunes of House Damant -- The Council of the Sea Lords -- Twenty fathoms deep -- The path to the strong room -- The storm -- "Give me more air" -- Schooling in salvage -- Codes and ciphers -- The U-boat hunter -- Underwater espionage -- "Every prospect of success" -- The return to Lough Swilly -- Invincible -- "A pity to give up" -- "Like lambs" -- "His sturdy optimism" -- Rewards -- Speculating in gold
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 336 pages
Isbn
9781613737583
Lccn
2016057951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn971129653
  • (OCoLC)971129653
Label
The sunken gold : a story of World War I espionage and the greatest treasure salvage in history, Joseph A. Williams
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Titanic in miniature -- The Damants of Cowes -- The U-boat war -- "I have no good word to say for it" -- The lake of shadows -- Through the looking glass -- Spark -- Suffer -- SOS -- Loch Striven -- Abandon ship! -- The inspector -- The cold sea -- The fortunes of House Damant -- The Council of the Sea Lords -- Twenty fathoms deep -- The path to the strong room -- The storm -- "Give me more air" -- Schooling in salvage -- Codes and ciphers -- The U-boat hunter -- Underwater espionage -- "Every prospect of success" -- The return to Lough Swilly -- Invincible -- "A pity to give up" -- "Like lambs" -- "His sturdy optimism" -- Rewards -- Speculating in gold
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 336 pages
Isbn
9781613737583
Lccn
2016057951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn971129653
  • (OCoLC)971129653

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