Catastrophe at Spithead, The Sinking of the Royal George

The capsizing of Henry VIII’s Mary Rose was not the only major warship to disappear in some mystery within sight of home port. The sinking of the Royal George was once a popular subject of debate but has faded from memory until this detailed account. – Very Highly Recommended.

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NAME: Catastrophe at Spithead, The Sinking of the Royal George
FILE: R3118
AUTHOR: Hilary L Rubenstein
PUBLISHER: Seaforth Publishing, Pen & Sword 
BINDING: hard back
PRICE: £25.00                                                               
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Royal Navy, line-of- battle ships, home waters, Spithead, Portsmouth, 
Isle of Wight, Fleet at anchor, civilians aboard, sailors, women, casualties, capsize, 
top hamper, wooden sailing ships, tragedy at sea

ISBN: 978-1-5267-6699-7

PAGES: 288
IMAGE: B3118.jpg
BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/ukfmgpe
DESCRIPTION: The capsizing of Henry VIII's Mary Rose was not the only major 
warship to disappear in some mystery within sight of home port. The sinking of the 
Royal George was once a popular subject of debate but has faded from memory 
until this detailed account. – Very Highly Recommended.

The Royal Navy had an extensive fleet of line-of-battle ships and the Royal George 
was flagship of Rear Admiral Kempenfelt. She suddenly capsized on 29 August 1782 
while at anchor in the waters of Spithead.

The author has provided a very detailed account, based on new research of 
contemporary sources. This has enabled him to paint a vivid picture of this tragedy in 
which sailors and women were lost. In the process, this provides a view into aspects 
of the Royal Navy of the time that are rarely exposed. 

This is a study that no enthusiast of the history of the Royal Navy, its ships, people, 
and customs would wish to be without. The readable text is supported by images in 
the body of the book and in a full colour plate section.