Shipwrecks - Scilly Isles

Shipwrecks Around The Isles of Scilly

‘All the photographs are from The Gibson Collection’

‘All the Photographs are from The Gibson Collection’

Printed by Beric Tempest & Co. Ltd., St. Ives Cornwall Gibson Family


Shipwrecks Around the Isles of Scilly contains 64 glossy pages of black and white photographs, many full page, from the renowned Gibson Family Collection. They show different types of vessels wrecked from 1871 to 1979.


Book's condition and details:

Landscape format card covered staple bound 64 page booklet.
No inscriptions - pages immaculate - cover shows very little shelf wear.
Condition is at least VERY GOOD PLUS.

Royal Mail prices for various destinations.
Prices correct from May 2015.
U.K. Included in price
Europe £3.70
World Zones 1 £4.75
World Zones 2 £5.05
ISBN: 1 85479 096 X

64 pages. 150 mm. x 210 mmm. x 5 mm.

Weight unwrapped 150 grams

Weight wrapped for postage < 250 grams.

Price: £6.00 including U.K. postage.
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Wrecks include:

HMS Association; Hollandia; HMS Colossus; The Thames; Rosa Tacchini; Earl of Arran; Little Western; Bordelaise; Zeld; Cactus; Schiller; Rydal Hall; Aksai; Ely Rise; Maipu; River Lune; Gem; Earl of Lonsdale; Castleford; Horsa; St. Martins pilot cutter Queen; Serica; Sophie; Charles Francis; Brinkburn; Ranger; Eric Rickmers; Reginald; Queen Mab; Magdeleine; King Cadwallon; T. W. Lawson; Plymton; Dolly Varden; Plymton; Minnehaha; Setiembre; Gothland; Gulflight; Lady Charlotte; Lord Haldane; Pasteur; Longships; Scillonian; LCT 354; Mando; Petit Jean Yves; Torrey Canyon; Poleire; Rarau; Marie Des Isles.

The waters around the Isle of Wight are some of the busiest in Europe. 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.
A HISTORY OF SHIPWRECKS AND DISASTERS AT SEA FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES in two volumes Constable's Miscellany Volume 78 Volume I: THE NORTHERN AND POLAR SEA Constable's Miscellany Volume 79 Volume II: THE ATLANTIC AND SOUTHERN SEAS by Richard Sampson. Published in 1833 by Whittaker, Treacher & Co., London and Waugh & Innes, Edinburgh
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.
For around four thousand years the Isle of Wight has witnessed the destruction of untold numbers of vessels along its shores, and the deaths of hundreds of mariners. The sheer volume of shipwrecks is staggering. The Admiralty has found 4,000 wrecks in the area covered by the chart ‘Solent Approaches’..
Castaway & Wrecked, ed. Rex Cowan: The coasts of Scilly and Cornwall have long been a hazard to ships and those who sail in them, but it was not till the latter half of the nineteenth century that the moving details of shipwrecks and their aftermath were recorded for posterity. This book brings together the superb photographs of the Gibson family of Scilly and Penzance, many of them previously unpublished, and contemporary newspaper accounts of the events depicted in them.

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