Book Launch - Captain John Dikkenberg
A century of sea disasters from the perspective of the captains involved.
John Dikkenberg, captain of the museum’s replica, Endeavour, at sea most of his working life and commander of submarines, destroyers and square rigged sailing ships, has reviewed a century of sea disasters from the perspective of the captains involved. In In Whom We Trust, he examines the backgrounds and experiences of those involved and what led them to make the decisions that destroyed their ships.
Hear stories of disaster, from Captain Smith ofTitanic to Captain Schettino of Costa Concordia. In between, discover the myriad ways highly trained, highly experienced captains fell into disaster. Did they invite catastrophe merely by adopting the common attitudes of the day, were they victims of poor support from their companies or respective navies, or just incompetent?
He joined the submarine service in 1972, commanded the submarines Otway and Orion and the frigate Torrens and was Commander of the Australian Submarine Squadron from 1989 to 1993.
John now sails as master of the Endeavour and the James Craig.
Date: Thursday 5 July 2018, 2pm - 4pm.
Cost: Members $20, Adults $35.
Includes: Afternoon tea.
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