Shipwrecks - Isle of Wight
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Shipwrecks of the Isle of Wight

Kenneth S. Phillips

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Published 1988 by David & Charles Plc.

The waters around the Isle of Wight are some of the busiest  in Europe – at once commercial shipping route, naval base and yachtsmen’s playground.  Not surprisingly the toll in shipwreck over the centuries has been great and Ken Phillips unearths the details of  many lesser known ships whose dramatic ends are worth recording.

A photograph of Kenneth Phillips's  "Shipwrecks of the Isle of Wight" showing the general appearance.
First (only edition published)
ISBN: 0715393006
Laminated illustrated boards Hardcover

Book details:

160 pages  145 mm. x 223 mm. x 15 mm.
Weight unwrapped 383 grm. Wrapped for postage <500 grm.

PRICE £12.00 plus postage (included for UK)

An illustrated laminated board bound book in at least NEAR FINE condition probably AS NEW!. Square and tight with little sign of wear. A very nice bright copy.

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The waters around the Isle of Wight are some of the busiest in Europe – at once commercial shipping route, naval base and yachtsmen's playground. Not surprisingly the toll in shipwreck over the centuries has been great. Some like the Mary Rose and the Royal George have become part of maritime history and their stories are well known, but here Ken Phillips unearths the details of many lesser known ships whose dramatic ends are worth recording.

He looks into the causes of the wrecks, often tragically within reach of shelter and safety, and their impact on the people who lived along the shores. Some have left their mark on the island still in the form of relics and place names.

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