The Wreck of the Weymouth

By W. E. May, published August 1962


A description of the events that led to the 60 gun ship Weymouth, Captain Calmady, breaking up on a reef in February 1745. Using the ships log and notes from the court martial, the author establishes the cause as a navigational error where the pilot consistently mistook Antigua for Montserrat and neither of the Captains on board were prepared to contradict him.

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Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Caribbean | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Ship Handling & Seamanship

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