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Owen Chase

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Gender Male
Death153 years ago
Date of birth October 7,1797
Zodiac sign Libra
Born Nantucket
Massachusetts
United States
Date of died March 7,1869
DiedNantucket
Massachusetts
United States
SpouseEunice Chadwick
SiblingsJoseph Chase
Maria Chase
Benjamin Chase
ChildrenAdeline Chase
Lydia Chase
William Chase
Job Writer
Sailor
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Books Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex
Beneath the Heart of the Sea: The Sinking of the Whaleship Essex
1821: Whaleship 'Essex'
Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex - Illustrated - NARRATIVE of the MOST EXTRAORDINAR: Original News Stories of Whale Attacks and Cannabilism
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ID558700
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Owen Chase Life story


Owen Chase was First Mate of the whaler Essex, which a sperm whale rammed and sank on 20 November 1820. Chase wrote about the incident in Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex. This book, published in 1821, would inspire Herman Melville to write Moby-Dick.

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