Full Fathom Five, C Martin

Full Fathom Five, Wrecks of the Spanish Armada
Colin Martin
with appendices by Sydney Wignall

Full Fathom Five is an account of the identification and excavation of three ships which sailed in the Spanish Armada of 1588. Syd Wignall and Colin Martin, both highly experienced underwater archaeologists, believed that examining the remains might answer the questions as to why the Spanish guns were so ineffective, how good was Spanish seamanship, what part did the weather play, and what was life like for the men onboard. This is an important contribution to the study of Elizabethan naval warfare; it is also a race against time, against pirate salvagers and against a hostile sea.

Hardback with cellophane cover in very good condition.
Half title page is inscribed, ‘To John Bevan with best wishes from Syd Wignall, November 24th 1980.’

288 pages
16 pages of black and white photographs
145 mm x 222 mm (5.75 in x 8.75 in)
1975, Chatto and Windus, London


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Weight .75 kg
Dimensions 31 × 24 × 4 cm