East Sussex Shipwrecks of the 19th Century : Pevensey - Hastings - Rye. First Edition in dustjacket

By: RENNO, David.

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RENNO, David. East Sussex Shipwrecks of the 19th Century (Pevensey - Hastings - Rye). Sussex : The Book Guild Ltd, (2002). First Edition. Pp (4),v-ix,(1),1-288,(6). 4 photos, two sketch maps and an illustration from a drawingin the text. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Perhaps 175 wrecks investigated and recorded. "During the mid-19th century the British Board of Trade estimated that some 150,000 tons of shipping were being lost annually off the coasts of the British Isles. Adverse weather conditions combined with poor navigation and the practice of 'beaching' ships to unload theircargoes took a horendous toll of vessels and live, and the coast of Sussex was no exception. East Sussex Shipwrecks is the first authoratative record of lost shiping off the Sussex coast between Pevensey and Rye during thr 1 9th century. Over 180 wrecks are described from the Innocenza Protetta, which sank in Rye Bay in 1800 to the Good Intent, which struck rocks near St. Leonerds in November 1899. Each entry has a detailed information panel listing all known relavant features of the vessel: date of sinking, date of striking or wrecking, dimensions, destination, cargo and many other useful details. Where wrecks were sufficiently reported in the local press, a commentary describing the circumstances of the wreck is provided to highlight the human interest of these disasters. As well as being an invaluable referencework which will be welcomed by marine archaeologists, amatuer divers and m aritime scholars, the commentaries in East Sussex Shipwrecks are a tribute to the heroism of the East Sussex Coastguards, lifeboatmen and fishermen who regualry risked, and often lost, their lives in their tireless efforts tosave the crews of vessels in distress." from the dj. Very good in dustjack et. 75.00

Title: East Sussex Shipwrecks of the 19th Century : Pevensey - Hastings - Rye. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: RENNO, David.

Categories: 82,

Publisher: Book Guild Ltd,, Sussex, 1976, ISBN:1857766474:

Seller ID: 104949