暑假必读的新概念美文: 一艘沉船

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一、【Text】课文

 

was on its way home. A radio message from the mainland had been received by the ship's captain instructing him to give up the

search. The captain knew that another attempt would be made later, for the sunken ship he was trying to find had been carrying a

precious cargo of gold bullion.

Despite the message, the captain of the Elkor decided to try once more. The sea bed was scoured with powerful nets and there

was tremendous excitement on board when a chest was raised from the bottom. Though the crew were at first under the

impression that the lost ship had been found, the contents of the chest proved them wrong. What they had in fact found was a ship

which had been sunk many years before.

The chest contained the personal belongings of a seaman, Alan Fielding. There were books, clothing and photographs,together

with letters which the seaman had once received from his wife. The captain of the Elkor ordered his men to salvage as much as

possible from the wreck. Nothing of value was found, but the numerous items which were brought to the surface proved to be of

great interest. From a heavy gun that was raised, the captain realized that the ship must have been a cruiser. In another chest,

which contained the belongings of a ship's officer, there was an unfinished letter which had been written on March 14th, 1943.

The captain learnt from the letter that the name of the lost ship was the Karen. The most valuable find of all was the ship's log

book, parts of which it was still possible to read. From this the captain was able to piece together all the information that had

come to light. The Karen had been sailing in a convoy to Russia when she was torpedoed by an enemy submarine. This was later

confirmed by a naval official at the Ministry of Defence after the Elkor had returned home. All the items that were found were

sent to the War Museum.

●salvage v. 救助,营救;打捞

●Barents n. 巴伦支(海)

●sunken adj. 沉没的

●cargo n. 货物

●bullion n. 金条;银条

●scour v. 彻底搜索

●chest n. 大箱子

●contents n.(复数)所装的东西

●belongings n. (复数)所有物

●item n. 物件

●cruiser n. 巡洋舰

●find n. 找到的物品

●log book 航海日志

●piece v. 拼成整体

●convoy n. 护航

●torpedo v. 用鱼雷攻击

●submarine n. 潜水艇

●naval adj. 海军的

●ministry n.(政府的)部

■salvage v. 救助,营救;打捞

salvage goods from the fire

salvage the patient

salvage your time 节省时间

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