Vinson recalled working on the bridge during a mission to rescue a sailor who fell overboard a troop ship
. Two additional destroyers were also searching for the sailor.
His troop ship
was erroneously reported as sunk by torpedoes with the loss of 1,200.
Her new book takes the view that among the thousands of New Zealand deaths in World War I, the 32 caused by the 1915 sinking of the British troop ship
the Marquette were particularly "poignant, shocking and scandalous".
1942 A German U-boat sinks the British troop ship
Laconia, killing more than 1,400.
The U-boat's commander would later claim Athenia raised his suspicions as she was sailing in darkness along a zigzag line far off regular shipping routes, making him believe she was a troop ship
He was the only officer on their troop ship
to go down into the hold to check on his men during the Atlantic crossing.
One idea circulated at ministerial level was to involve the president in marking the centenary of the sinking of the HMY Iolaire, a Royal Navy troop ship
that hit rocks and sank near Stornoway with the loss of 201 lives on Hogmanay 1918.
My father's troop ship
was hit in the fog when someone zigged when they should have zagged and was forced to port in Algeria, Africa.
Themes include Moving in Royal Circles, looking back at the special bond between QE2 and the Royal Family; The Falklands, which acknowledges the ship's service as a troop ship
in the 1982 conflict; Triumph of a Great Tradition, examining the QE2's remarkable career; and World Flagship in tribute to QE2's 26 world cruises.
After serving as a troop ship
in World War I, the White Star Line vessel enjoyed a luxurious life after the conflict, being refitted and serving as an in-demand liner for the rich and famous during the 1920s.
Porthcawl Museum experts believe the cannon came from a British troop ship
which sank off Sker Point, near Porthcawl in 1798, on its way to Ireland to quell the rebellion, but nothing is certain yet.
He had gone to the Falklands in 1982 on the QE2 liner which had been converted into a troop ship