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10 Ships That Rocked The World
  10 Ships that Rocked the World

Story by Gillian Richardson; Art by Kim Rosen




Ships have sailed through human history for thousands of years. Sometimes, their dramatic voyages have even changed the course of the world--bringing cultures together in peace or conflict, playing a role in wars and revolutions, and transforming societies.

There are 10 ocean adventures:

Groundbreaking exploits of Zheng He's 15th-century treasure ships on voyages to far-away Africa and the Middle East
Vasco da Gama's Sao Gabriel navigating unknown waters
The Lady Penrhyn sailing with the first convicts exiled to Australia in 1787
The USS Susquehanna on its pivotal trade mission to Japan in 1853
The tense confrontation of the Holocaust survivor ship Exodus 1947
while enroute to Israel
Passengers from India aboard the Komagata Maru and their unsuccessful immigration to Canada in 1914
The standoff when Somali pirates seized the oil tanker Sirius Star
How Granma, a tiny yacht, played a major role in Cuba's revolution
Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley and its ill-fated crew
Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior, a key player in the environmental movement.
With a rich variety of photos, maps, and striking illustrations, 10 Ships that Rocked the World reveals the crucial role ships played in some of history's most significant dramas.

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