Obituary: Peter Throckmorton

By Lucien Basch, published November 1990


Peter Throckmorton, who died in June 1990, was a pioneer in nautical archaeology and took with him a treasure house of knowledge which can never be drawn upon. His achievements included the discovery of the underwater cemetery at Yassi Ada, the wreck of c. 2500 BC near the Greek island of Dhokos and the salvage of precious nineteenth wrecks which were rotting in the Falkland Islands. In 1979 he helped the save the three-masted barque Elissa (1877) which was in her final stages of decay at the Piraeus.

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