Essex was an American whaler from Nantucket, Massachusetts, launched in While under the command of Captain George Pollard, Jr., in 1820 a sperm whale attacked and sank her. The sinking stranded the twenty-man crew in the southern Pacific Ocean with Owen Chase · Thomas Nickerson · Squall · HMS Bounty.
Narratives of the Wreck of the Ebook. In the American whaler Essex was sailing deep into the great equatorial hunting grounds of the Pacific when it was.
Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex. by. Owen Chase. "I was aroused with the cry of a man at the hatchway. Betty Shepard EditorIola Haverstick Editor. I'd take any facts from the afterword with a grain of salt. All eight went to sea again within months of their return to Nantucket. Almost a year after Essex sank, Lloyd's List reported that Surry had rescued the three men and taken them to Port Jackson. Captain George Pollard and his first mate, Owen Chase, had served together on a previous, successful trip, which led to their promotions. The Loss of the Ship Essex, Sunk by a Whale collects Chase's account as well as two others from the survivors.