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JEFFERIS, Roger and Kendall McDONALD. The Wreck Hunters. London: The Adventurers Club, (1967). Pp. (4),-255,(1), + 8 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A selection of capsules relating to the rediscovering of ships lost off the English coast, as well as examining what new information on each individual wreck has been found -- or, what riches may be contained within said wreck. "Dozens of wrecks are discussed. The story of the wreck is told in detail: when, how, and why it sank.Then the reader is taken below the surface to see what the wreck looks lik e today -- years and, in some cases, centuries after it was sunk." - from the dust jacket. Contents : 1. The Big Lift (s.s. Maine, sunk 1917). 2. Armada Wreck (San Pedro el Mayor, 1588). 3. Spanish Gold (Santa Maria de la Rosa, Girona, La Rata Santa Maria Encoronada, Duquesa Santa Ana, Jan Juan (Horra), all sunk 1588). 4. Down They Go (Stirling Castle, Mary, Northumberland, Vanguard, York, Resolution, Newcastle, Reserve, 1703. Association, Eagle,Romsey, Firebrand, 1707. H.M.S. Ramillies, 1760. Djeba, 1907). 5. Riddle o f the Guns (H.M.S. Boyne, 1795. H.M.S. Impregnable, 1799). 6. Cannon's Hole(L'Amitié, 1798. Active, Hindostan, 1803. Earl of Abergavenny, 1805). 7. S ecrets of the Shingle (H.M.S. Anson, Janes and Rebecca, 1807). 8. Soldiers in the Sea (Seahorse, Boadicea, Lord Melville, 1816. Royal Charter, 1859. Marana, 1891. City of Chicago, 1892. Lusitania, 1915. Laurentic, 1917). 9. Course of Disaster (Dispatch, Primrose, 1809. John, 1855. Mohegan, 1898). 10. Last of the Sails (Halloween, 1887. Preussen, 1910. Herzogin Cecilie, 1936. Placidas Farroult, 1940). 11. Mystery of Pudding Pans (Blackfriars wreck, A.D. 89. Pudding Pan wreck, A.D. 160. Grace Dieu, 1439. Marye Rose, 1545.Royal George, 1782. Halsewell, 1786. Wild Wave, 1875. Alexandrovna, 1882. Alfred Earlson, 1907. Gallicia, Empress of India, 1917. Empire Politician, 1940. Richard Montgomery, 1944). 12. Silver from the Sea (Lamorna Cove, 1550-1650. De Liefde, 1711. Indiana, 1901. Italia, City of Brisbane, Riversdale, 1917. Louis Shied, 1939. James Eagan Layne, 1945. Nyon, 1962). Appendices. Index. Light edge-spotting, name to ffep, else vg in nicked, spotted dj.15.00
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