OF AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS
Other Maritime Incidents.
of Australian Shipwrecks includes no less than 15,600 alphabetic entries
of vessels of all rigs, sizes, and shapes, that have been lost, or involved
in a major maritime incident. It includes vessels lost on 'The Australia
Run', and vessels lost anywhere in the world, providing they have some
connection with Australia, through previous arrival in Australia, construction,
or ownership. The Encyclopedia is the definitive reference on Australian
ship losses. Such a listing has never before been achieved. That it has
now been published is due to the extensive primary research of some three
hundred authors of shipwreck and maritime publications.
objective is to provide a short entry for each vessel, with relevant physical
details, history, and information on her loss or incident. This is followed
by a code to a published book or reference so as to provide the reader
with a means of finding further information; the encyclopedia is thus very
much a bibliography. The ship listing may also include other incidents
relevant to the vessel, an indication if her actual location if known,
and her condition as she lies on the seabed, shore or reef.
of Australian Shipwrecks is a most valuable reference for divers,
geneologists, maritime archaeologists, maritime historians - indeed anyone
interested in our maritime heritage.
dustjacket, 1232 pages, 190 x 250 mm portrait size, a small number of photographs,
40 maps, gazetteer, glossary, bibliography, chronology, statistics, and