The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue

The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue

Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman


within the iciness of 1952, New England used to be battered by way of the main brutal nor’easter in years. because the climate wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic grew to become a wind-whipped quarter of peril, environment the degree for some of the most heroic rescue tales ever lived.

In the early hours of Monday, February 18, whereas the hurricane raged, oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, found themselves within the related frightening drawback. outfitted with "dirty steel," and never ready to resist such ferocious seas, either tankers cut up in , leaving the handfuls of fellows on board completely on the Atlantic’s mercy. The best Hours is the gripping, precise tale of the valiant try to rescue the souls huddling contained in the damaged halves of the 2 ships.

The spellbinding story is overflowing with breathtaking scenes, as boats capsize, bows and sterns crash into each other, and males hurl themselves into the raging sea of their terrifying conflict for survival.

Not the entire eighty-four males stuck at sea in the middle of that brutal typhoon survived, yet contemplating the percentages, it’s a miracle—and a testomony to their bravery—that any got here domestic to inform their stories in any respect.

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