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
●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
■salvage v. 救助，营救；打捞
salvage goods from the fire
salvage the patient
salvage your time 节省时间
二、【New words and expressions】生词和短语
salvage archaelogy 抢救性考古
salvage boat 救助船
salvage money 救助费，打捞费
■Barents n. 巴伦支（海）
■sunken adj. 沉没的
■cargo n. 货物
cargo: the goods carried by ship; plane or vehicle
Eg.: The ship has a cargo of 1,000 tons
goods: the goods carried by plane or train 也可以做形容词，只能表示铁路运输，常指商店里的的商品。
Eg.: Trains are used to carry goods and passengers.
A goods train
■bullion n. 金条；银条
■scour v. 彻底搜索
The house has been searched / scoured for the hidden bullion.
scour / search / hunt (都可与for 搭配,表示目的)
search 指寻找丢失的东西或被认为是存在的东西，比look for更正式
Eg.: I have been searching everywhere, but I can’t find the key.
We spent a week hunting for the puma.
They scoured the woods for the child.
scour / search / hunt (都可与for 搭配,表示目的)
■chest n. 大箱子
chest: a large strong box in which valuable objects are kept
■belongings n. （复数）所有物
■item n. 物件
■cruiser n. 巡洋舰
■find n. 找到的物品
find: Something good or valuable
Eg.: the little restaurant is quite a find.
The garden is a good find.
■log book 航海日志
■piece v. 拼成整体
part / a piece of cake / a piece of news
piece: put parts together to form a whole
piece together 拼揍
Eg.: They piece the log book together.
piece up 修补，拼合
Please piece up the dress.
piece a quilt
■convoy n. 护航
in convoy 护航
under convoy: 被护航
■torpedo v. 用鱼雷攻击
■submarine n. 潜水艇
■naval adj. 海军的
The shop’s captain received a radio message from the mainland instructing him to give up the search.
instruct sb. to do sth. 命令某人做某事
The editor sent a fax to the journalist instructing him to get statistics.
make another attempt
despite ==in spite of
try once more代替了make another attempt
There is tremendous excitement 书面语
People on board felt excited. (口语)
There was tremendous excitement before the game.
under the impression that == thinking that
I am under the impression that he is the manager of the store.
He is under the impression that you’ll help him.
sunken / sunk
The ship had sunk
a sunken ship
personal belongings 个人所属物品
together with 还有
salvage as much as possible / salvage as much as they could
very much interesting == of great interest
of great importance / of great significance / of no consequence / of no importance / of no interest
naval port 军港
naval power 制海权
navigate v. 航海，航行
The salvage operation had been a complete failure.
My examination is a complete failure. 这次考试完全失败了。
Their experiment had been a complete failure.
A radio message from the mainland had been received by the ship's captain instructing him to give up the search.
of value ==valuable
There were the belongings of ship officer in the chest.
learn from 从......得知
parts of the log book it was still possible to read.
It was still possible to read parts of the log book.
come to light = become known = emerge 被公开，被发现（不及物动词短语，要用主动语态）
Eg: The secret came to light after his death.
bring sth to light/ review 把……公布于众
Eg: The two brothers reviewed/ brought the secret to light
in a convoy 护航
under a convoy 被护航
confirmed == made sure