|CLASSIC DIVE BOOKS
United Kingdom Shipwrecks
With the excellent contribution of collector Phil Thurtle in England, and the vast number of superb shipwreck diving books published in the UK, I thought it best to have a separate page. Having said that, the list is miniscule compared to what is available. If a UK collector wants to create a specific UK shipwreck book website I'll gladly link to it.
Please note: The books are listed for interest only,
and not offered for sale.
Dr. Colin Martin
Published by: B. T. Batsford Ltd, London in 1998.
Printed card covers; 128 printed pages. Dimensions: 25 cms tall by 18.5 cms wide.
The book contains illustrated detailed reports of some of the ships that Dr Martin has worked on and been involved with archaeologically. They include the Armada shipwrecks of 1588 Tobermory wreck and El Gran Griffon. Also included the English civil war ship from 1653 called the Swan, the 1690 Royal Navy warship the Dartmouth and the treasure laden Dutch East Indiaman wreck of 1728 called the Adelaar. The text is illustrated with no less than ninety-nine diagrams and seventeen colour photographs. [pt]
|SHIPS AND SHIPWRECKS
B. T. Batsford Ltd., London. 1997.
In the English Heritage series. Pictorial card cover, 128 pages, with 90 b/w illustrations, plus 8 pages with 11 colour plates; 24.6 x 18.7 cm
Maritime archaeology in Britain. Roman ship found in London. The First British Navy of the 2nd century A. D.
|SHIPWRECKS OF THE YORKSHIRE COAST
Arthur Godfrey and Peter Lassey
Published by: Dalesman Publishing Co Ltd, Clapham, North Yorkshire in 1974
Printed Card Covers ; 168 printed pages. Dimensions: 21.5 cms tall by 14 cms wide.
Dalesman books are not noted for their dive guides, more for walking and topography books in the county of Yorkshire, England. This book is a real little gem, filled with details of wrecks off Yorkshire, some background information, details of how ships were lost and in some cases, relevant monochrome photographs. The book is divided into 8 chapters and two appendix: “Redcar to Runswick Bay”, “Whitby”, “Robin Hood’s Bay”, “Scarborough”, “Filey Brigg”, “Flamborough Head”, “Bridlington” and “Spurn Point”. The two appendix are also useful as they contain a list of vessels lost, gross tonnage, details of how lost and the date, along with a page reference is the vessel is featured in the book. Appendix 1 is sailing vessels while appendix 2 is steam and motor vessels.
This book was superseded by “Dive Yorkshire”, also written by the same two authors. Dive Yorkshire is far better laid out and illustrated BUT "Shipwrecks of the Yorkshire Coast" has proved a very useful and interesting book when doing background reading. [pt]
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