Author Results for J. G. Pickwell

Improbable Legends Surrounding the Shipwreck of Sir Clowdisley Shovel

By J. G. Pickwell

This research note clearly demonstrates the unfounded basis for at least three colourful tales about the wreck of Sir Clowdisley Shovell’s fleet on the Isles of Scilly in 1707. The article discuses three legends: Firstly, that a council of sailing-masters was held concerning the fleet’s position in the afternoon prior to the disaster; secondly, that […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Spanish Succession | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Ship Handling & Seamanship