Shipwrecks and Salvage in South Africa

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C. Struik, 1988 - History - 224 pages
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This volume brings together widely-scattered information concerning the nearly 1000 shipwrecks that have occurred on the coast of South Africa, from the earliest recorded Portuguese wreck, that of a vessel whose name is lost to us, in 1505, to that of the Daeyang family in 1986. Illustrated with sketches, maps, drawings, and contemporary and historical photographs, the book covers various aspects of shipwrecks and salvage in South Africa which a main text and three appendixes, which list in alphabetical, chronological and geographical order all the shipwrecks that have occurred on the South African coast.

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