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"Why Don't You Speak for Yourself, John?"
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On Christmas Day 1951, four days after leaving Hamburg, a storm on the North Atlantic sent a 60-foot wave crashing against the ship "Flying Enterprise." On Dec. 29th its Captain, Kurt Carlsen, ordered his crew and passengers to abandon the ship, while he remained on board. It was a week before a tug boat was able to attach a line to the foundering vessel. On the way to Falmouth, England, the ship was hit by another storm and sank. Captain Carlsen leaped into the sea and was rescued.
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