Title: Loss of the Royal George. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Macdonald, London , 1970, ISBN:356031101
Seller ID: 89522
UDEN, Grant. The Loss of the Royal George. Illustrated by Karen Usborne. London : Macdonald, (1970). First Edition. Pp -96. Illustrated. 8vo, browncloth, gilt lettering to maroon panel to spine. In the Famous Events serie s for young adults. Grant Uden, né Bernard Gilbert Uden (b. 1910 - d. 1990). "The Royal George stayed afloat for only twenty-six years yet had a long and extraordinary history from the time when she was launched in 1756 rightup to the present day when the visitor to Trafalgar Square can still see, crouched round the base of Nelson's column, the lions made from the metal of some of her salvaged guns. As one of the largest ships of her day she wasto play the leading part in Admiral Hawke's great victory over the French at Quiberon Bay in 1769. She was also to have a minor role in the 1st Battle of Cape St. Vincent in 1780 when Admiral Rodney defeated the Spanish fleet that was investing Gibraltar during its long siege. But, through the longyears of blockade, of threat and counterthreat during which Anson, Rodney, Boscawen and Howe were some of the great sailors who flew their flag in he r, her real enemy was the sea, and it is in connection with this long struggle that Grant Uden explores a number of fascinating byways of nautical history - diving, salvage, the cause and cure of rot in ships' timbers, the development of naval signalling." - from the dj. Ex-library (inkstamps, discard stamp), spine and margins darkened, lacking ffep, else good in rubbed, price-clipped dustjacket. 16.00