Simple Courage - The True Story of Peril on the Sea-logo

Simple Courage - The True Story of Peril on the Sea

Frank Delaney

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"HEAVEN HELP THE SAILOR ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS." -old folk prayer In late December 1951, laden with passengers and nearly forty metric tons of cargo, the freighter S.S. Flying Enterprise steamed westward from Europe toward America. A few days into the voyage, she hit the eye of a ferocious storm. Force 12 winds tossed men about like playthings and turned drops of freezing Atlantic foam into icy missiles. When, in the space of twenty-eight hours, the ship was slammed by two rogue waves-solid walls of water more than sixty feet high-the impacts cracked the decks and hull almost down to the waterline, threw the vessel over on her side, and thrust all on board into terror. Flying Enterprise's captain, Kurt Carlsen, a seaman of rare ability and valor, mustered all hands to patch the cracks and then try to right the ship. When these efforts came to naught, he helped transfer, across waves forty feet high, the passengers and the entire crew to lifeboats sent from nearby ships. Then, for reasons both professional and intensely personal, and to the amazement of the world, Carlsen defied all requests and entreaties to abandon ship. Instead, for the next two weeks, he fought to bring Flying Enterprise and her cargo to port. His heroic endeavor became the world's biggest news. In a narrative as dramatic as the ocean's fury, acclaimed bestselling author Frank Delaney tells, for the first time, the full story of this unmatched bravery and endurance at sea. We meet the devoted family whose well-being and safety impelled Carlsen to stay with his ship. And we read of Flying Enterprise's buccaneering owner, the fearless and unorthodox Hans Isbrandtsen, who played a crucial role in Kurt Carlsen's fate. Drawing on historical documents and contemporary accounts and on exclusive interviews with Carlsen's family, Delaney opens a window into the world of the merchant marine. With deep affection-and respect-for the weather and all that goes with it, he places us in the heart of the storm, a "biblical tempest" of unimaginable power. He

Language:

English

Length:

6h 17m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:15

Introduction
Introduction

00:49


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:27


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

00:42


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:22


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:59


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:04


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:49


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:03


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:36


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:28


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:23


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:23


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:23


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:46


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:54


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:58


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:45


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:38


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:28


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:08


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:29


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:59


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:37


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:13


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:10


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:45


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:12


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:22


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:55


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:33


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:44


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:46


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:43


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:53


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:43


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:11


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:43


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:11


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:37


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

01:42


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:06


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:45


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:56


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

01:40