Down through the centuries there have been an awful lot of ships lost at sea. So it is no surprise that once in a while a ship ends its days in a strange way. The stories of these ships are the ones told here.
The first section of the book covers ships that sank, usually with enough of an interesting story to justify its inclusion. This includes ships like the Titanic, the Lusitania, and the battleship USS Maine. It also includes some lesser known ships that likewise sank, blew up, or otherwise died in a way that makes for a good story.
The second part of the book is on ships that have ghostly tales told about them. This includes the Queen Mary, the Flying Dutchman, even the USS Thresher. These are stories that have remained current in spite of the current view that there can't possible be anything such as ghosts.
The last section is on ships that have created mysteries that remain a mystery to this day. Here is the story of the Mary Celeste, found drifting and abandoned with a half finished dinner on the table. Here are the stories of some ships like the USS Cyclops, lost in the Bermuda Triangle.
These stories are not new. The Mary Celeste was found in 1862, almost a hundred fifty years ago. In this book the story is well told, including separating out some commonly believed fiction. Recommended for anyone intersted in the sea.