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Shipwrecks of Orkney, Shetland and Pentland Firth

David M. Ferguson

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Published 1988 by David & Charles Plc.

Shipwrecks of the Orkney, Shetland and Pentland Firth complete with 9 pages of charts to show the positions of the selection of the wrecks described by David M. Ferguson.

Shipwrecks of Orkney, Shetland and the Pentland Firth: A small flash photograph to show condition and general appearance.
First (only edition published)
ISBN: 0715390570
Laminated illustrated boards Hardcover

Book details:

222 mm. x 143 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 VERY GOOD PLUS condition - no markings - contents immaculate - Square and tight bottom of both boards lightly bumped but still a clean nice bright copy.


Orkney and Shetland, those northern outposts of the British Isles where the Atlantic meets the north Sea, have for centuries taken a dreadful toll of shipping, while the Pentland Firth separating Orkney from the Scottish mainland is notorious among seamen. The casualties of these waters have ranged from humble fishing craft to mighty men o'war and carried the flags of every major nation,

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Prices correct from May 1015.
U.K. Included in price
Europe £5.15
World Zones 1 £4.75
World Zones 2 £5.05

David Ferguson, an Orcadian, has studied and plotted the resting places of hundreds of the wrecks and here tells the story of them, showing how the changing patterns of trade, new technologies and fortunes of war have influenced losses on these remote shores4

This book is part of a series of books about wrecks by David & Charles Plc. and I have another of the series, "Shipwrecks of the Isle of Wight", by Kenneth Philips for sale - Click icon below to go to the book's page!

 Link to a selection of Shipwrecks and Underwater Archaeology books at Camberpete's website.