Wreck of the Abergavenny


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In February 1805 the Earl of Abergavenny set sail in convoy from Portsmouth for a voyage to India and China, captained by John Wordsworth, the younger brother of the poet William Wordsworth. On board were more than 400 passengers and crew. Only three days later, separated from the convoy by stormy weather, the ship struck the notorious Shamble shoal in Weymouth bay and sank, drowning 260 souls including her Captain. From the harrowing accounts of the survivors and the detailed official and press reports if the disaster, The ...

Wreck of the Abergavenny 2004, Pan Publishing, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780330491457

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