Anatomy of the Ship - The ARMED TRANSPORT BOUNTY by Peter Goodwin

By Peter Goodwin

Книга Anatomy of the send - The ARMED delivery BOUNTY Anatomy of the send - The ARMED shipping BOUNTY Книги Вооружение Автор: Peter Goodwin Год издания: 1988 Формат: pdf Издат.:Conway Maritime Press Страниц: a hundred and one Размер: 12.97 Mb Язык: Русский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:               

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At 10:40, the three seamen under Carstens’s supervision changed positions. Peder Larsen switched from his standby spot to take the helm 38 D E S P E R AT E H O U R S from Johansson, who climbed to the crow’s nest, relieving twenty-yearold Ingemar Bjorkman, who moved to standby. Larsen, a Dane who had been a seaman for eight years but had signed on with the Stockholm only 11 days earlier, admittedly had to be watched carefully since at times he was more interested in his surroundings than in making sure his steering conformed to the compass setting.

The American impresario Sol Hurok, who had been in Salzburg, Germany, for its music festival, heard about their escape, signed them for a $3,000 advance, took them on a European tour with the London Festival Ballet, then brought them to America. They were soon appearing with major dance companies and became repeated guests on TV’s Ed Sullivan Show, their careers ascendant. Cabin 80 on the Upper Deck, adjoining the cabins booked by Ruth Roman, belonged to a rising star in the political world, Philadelphia’s new mayor, Richardson Dilworth, and his wife, Ann.

The Stollers had obtained their booking on the Olympic from a friend who was a travel agent and felt badly about making a change. But their friend encouraged them to switch. ” On Decks B and C, below the waterline, the men, women, and children traveling in third class—or tourist class, as the Italian Line called it—were lodged four to a cabin. But they were hardly traveling in what was once known as steerage. They partook of the fine food, savored the glorious artwork, and enjoyed their own swimming pool and lido deck.

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