Wrecks and Reputations – the Loss of the Schomberg and Loch Ard by Don Charlwood (4th edition, 2016)

Wrecks and Reputations – the Loss of the Schomberg and Loch Ard by Don Charlwood (4th edition, 2016)

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Wrecks and Reputations – the Loss of the Schomberg and Loch Ard
by Don Charlwood
 (4th edition, 2016)

A new expanded edition of the most thoroughly researched account of the wrecks of two sailing ships on the Victorian (Australia) coast – the Loch Ard in 1878, and the Schomberg in 1855. All but two of the souls aboard the Loch Ard were lost. The book tells of the miraculous rescue of passenger Eva Carmichael by ship’s apprentice Tom Pearce, and of the aftermath of this dramatic shipwreck.

The Schomberg – the finest clipper Britain built – was lost, with no loss of life, by the famous Captain 'Bully' Forbes on the ship’s maiden voyage. The author is a descendant of one of the Schomberg’s passengers.

Paperback, 158 pages; 12 pages of colour photographs; author's note, appendices, index.

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