Marked for Misfortune – An Epic Tale of Shipwreck, Human Endeavour and Survival in the Age of Sail

Author: Jean Hood
Publisher: Conway Maritime Press
Published: 2006

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"An epic tale" is in this case, no exaggeration. Not only an epic tale but a very well documented one.

The loss of the East Indiaman 'Winterton' in 1792 is seen through the eyes of the ship's Third Officer John Dale. He was on watch when the ship grounded on a reef off Madagascar while returning to England from India.

The usual mix of carelessness, bravery, stupidity, venality and all the ingredients of maritime disasters applied in the case of the 'Winterton' disaster. It is described in fine and lively detail in this first rate book.

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