Turmoil by Ewart Brookes

ddraigmor
1st December 2007, 01:39
Just managed to get this lovely old book via a specialist book seller for a measly 8.00 - and in VGC indeed!

Something all tug men should read!

Jonty

Stephen J. Card
1st December 2007, 07:12
Just managed to get this lovely old book via a specialist book seller for a measly 8.00 - and in VGC indeed!

Something all tug men should read!

Jonty




Yes, excellent book!

Now if you want an even better read you should try to get two books by Canadian Farley Mowat. First is The Serpent's Coil... the story of Federal Steam Nav Co''s LEICESTER which was almost lost during a hurricane while on passage from Tilbury to New York in 1948. Overwhelmed during the storm she was abandoned. After drifting for several days with a 70 degree list she was found and taken in tow for Bermuda. Of course the heroines of the story are two Canadian tugs, FOUNDATION LILLIAN and FOUNDATION JOSEPHINE ( a sistership of TURMOIL). At Bermuda the ships were both LEICESTER and JOSEPHINE put ashore in another hurricane and had to be salvaged.

If you Google Images search any of these vessel's you will find some great photos.

The second book tells of story of the first large tug owned by Foundation Maritime, the FOUNDAYTION FRANKLIN, 'The Grey Seas Under'.

Both are excellent books and you should be able to find them without too much trouble.

If you enjoy tug stories there are a few works of fiction by Dutch author Jan de Hartog....

Captain Jan
The Captain
Holland's Glorie
Stella..... made into a film called 'The Key'... excellent footage of Admiralty tugs.

Stephen

ddraigmor
1st December 2007, 18:07
Yes, excellent book!

Now if you want an even better read you should try to get two books by Canadian Farley Mowat. First is The Serpent's Coil... the story of Federal Steam Nav Co''s LEICESTER which was almost lost during a hurricane while on passage from Tilbury to New York in 1948. Overwhelmed during the storm she was abandoned. After drifting for several days with a 70 degree list she was found and taken in tow for Bermuda. Of course the heroines of the story are two Canadian tugs, FOUNDATION LILLIAN and FOUNDATION JOSEPHINE ( a sistership of TURMOIL). At Bermuda the ships were both LEICESTER and JOSEPHINE put ashore in another hurricane and had to be salvaged.

If you Google Images search any of these vessel's you will find some great photos.

The second book tells of story of the first large tug owned by Foundation Maritime, the FOUNDAYTION FRANKLIN, 'The Grey Seas Under'.

Both are excellent books and you should be able to find them without too much trouble.

If you enjoy tug stories there are a few works of fiction by Dutch author Jan de Hartog....

Captain Jan
The Captain
Holland's Glorie
Stella..... made into a film called 'The Key'... excellent footage of Admiralty tugs.

Stephen

Steven,

Have them all - including the film 'The Key' - but not Sepent's Coil. That will be a Christmas present to myself then!

Thanks,

Jonty