Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sea Story - Greatest Submarine Rescue in History


A SEA STORY

Nautical Disaster


"In a swirl of trailing bubbles, the Squalus touched down on the North Atlantic floor."



Salvage Operation, USS Squalus SS192 North Atlantic, May 1939

I recently finished reading THE TERRIBLE HOURS by Peter Maas, and it was an outstanding sea story.  This thriller has many of the elements that make a great sea story.  Here's the bullet list of what you can expect:


  • Disasters at sea
  • Brave men use their whits and technology in the face of nature's deadly elements
  • Sailors battle the sea afloat and below the briny depths
  • Camaraderie among sailors aboard ships and submarines
  • Development of extreme hardware and technology used for rescues at sea
  • US Navy history told by an excellent author in a NY Times bestseller




From THE TERRIBLE HOURS book jacket:


On the eve of World War II, the Squalus, America's newest submarine, plunged into the North Atlantic. Miraculously, thirty-three crew members still survived. While their loved ones waited in unbearable tension on shore, their ultimate fate would depend upon one man, U.S. Navy officer Charles "Swede" Momsen -- an extraordinary combination of visionary, scientist, and man of action. In this thrilling true narrative, prize-winning author Peter Maas brings us in the vivid detail a moment-by-moment account of the disaster and the man at its center. Could he actually pluck those men from a watery grave? Or had all his pioneering work been in vain?





If you enjoy a good sea story, you may want to give these two a read.
They are free on all eReaders.



Free on all eReaders:

Amazon Kindle

Apple iBooks

Barnes & Noble Nook

Smashwords





Malcolm Torres is the author of original sea stories.




Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Most Popular Sea Story Links on Google

Top Search Results for Sea Story


When you search Google for the words Sea Story, here's what appears in the top 5 search results.

Art by Quyen Dinh

#1 Sea Story : Navy.com

https://www.navy.com/navy-life/sea-story.html

It makes sense that post for the US Navy would appear at the top of the list.  Sailors who serve in the US Navy are fully involved in a hug ongoing sea story.  While at sea and ashore, Navy sailors live out the raw materials that go into great sea stories, both told and written.

#2.  A Sea Story - The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2004/05/a-sea-story/302940/

This Atlantic Magazine article tells the story of the ferry Estonia, which sank beneath the waves on the night of September 28, 1994 in a storm on the Baltic Sea.  The lives of 850 souls were lost.

#3.  Urban Dictionary: Sea story

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Sea%20story

The urban dictionary scores a direct hit with this definition:  A sea story is a nautical version of an urban legend, similar to a fairy tale.  All sailors know the difference between a sea story and a fairy tale.  A fairy tale begins with "Once upon a time..." and a sea story begins with "This ain't no shit..."

#4.  SEA STORY by America's Navy on Apple Podcasts

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sea-story/id1252062531?mt=2

I had not hear of this podcast even though I've searched the Apple Podcast app many times for sea stories.  I will be synching up my iPhone with this one and listening in for certain.

Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii

#5.  Story of Two Americans Lost at Sea for Months Leaves Experts...

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/story-two-americans-lost-sea-months-leaves-experts-questions-n816066

I'm happy to see this link in the top 5 Google search for the key words Sea Story.  NO list would be complete without a story of sailors lost at sea.



If you enjoy a good sea story, you may want to give these two a read.
They are free on all eReaders.


Free on all eReaders:

Amazon Kindle

Apple iBooks

Barnes & Noble Nook

Smashwords



Malcolm Torres is the author of original sea stories.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Google Top 5 Search Results for SEA STORIES

When people search on Google for the words SEA STORIES I want the Ships & Sailors Blog to be #1.  To reach this goal, I'm going to blog about the current Google top search results for the key words:  SEA STORIES.  Associating the Ships & Sailors blog with these key words and these high traffic links will make Google pick up the Ships & Sailors Blog and rocket it to the top.  Here goes.

GOOGLE TOP 5 SEARCH RESULTS FOR KEY WORDS "SEA STORIES"





For anyone who is into Sea Stories and Nautical Art, these are the most popular links:


#1 YouTube Link to Video of the Song "Sea Stories" by Sturgill Simpson


Sturgill Simpson - Sea Stories - A Sailor's Guide To Earth - Lyrics 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJABJkM5Eo0

It makes sense that the number one link on Google for the keyword search for the words Sea Stories takes us to a YouTube video. Is it irony or a pun that this guy has the word 'gill' in his name? This is actually a good song.


#2 Wikipedia Link to Nautical Fiction

Nautical fiction - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nautical_fiction
I've read this posting on Wikipedia and it is excellent. I highly recommend it to all sea story fans.


#3 Amazon Link to Sea Stories by Sturgill Simpson

Sea Stories by Sturgill Simpson on Amazon Music - Amazon.com
https://www.amazon.com/Sea-Stories/dp/B01C9VPTQ2

It makes total sense that the #3 link on Google search results for the key words Sea Stories is a link to buy the song Sea Stories by Sturgill Simpson because this video of this excellent song is the #1 link in the search results for the key words Sea Stories on Google. Did you see how many times I said the words Google, Sea Story, Sea Stories, link and Amazon there, huh?




#4 Link to the Apple Podcast: Cigars and Sea Stories

Cigars and Sea Stories Store
https://cigarsandseastories.com/

I'm very happy to see this link in the top 5 search results on Google for the key words SEA STORIES I would be much happier to see it in the top three because it's just straight up righteous. The mission: Cigars and Sea Stories is a multimedia company focused on empowering veterans by sharing stories with those who are adding VALUE to the world.


#5 Link to the Top 8 Greatest Sea Adventures on HuffPost

8 Great Sea Adventure Stories | HuffPost
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam_roberts/sea-adventure-stories_b_6466060.html

This is an excellent list of sea stories on HuffPost. All of these sea stories are well worth a read.
  1. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  2. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  3. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  4. Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian
  5. Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin
  6. Das Boot [The Boat] by Lothar-Gunther Buchheim
  7. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  8. The Odyssey by Homer
  9. The Pirate by Malcolm Torres (lol)





If you enjoy sea stories, you may want to give these two a read.

They are free on all eReaders.




Free on all eReaders:

Amazon Kindle

Apple iBooks

Barnes & Noble Nook

Smashwords




Malcolm Torres is the author of original Sea Stories