The Golden Wreck, by A McKee

The Golden Wreck, The tragedy of the ‘Royal Charter’
by Alexander McKee

Alexander McKee, diver and military historian, is widely known as the man who lead the team of amateur divers (one of whom was John Bevan) in the discovery of the wreck of Henry VII’s flagship, Mary Rose. John’s admiration and respect for ‘Mac’ (as McKee was known by his friends) is reflected in his comprehensive collection of McKee’s books. This is one from John’s private collection.

The Royal Charter, the fastest passenger liner of her day was only a few miles from her home port of Liverpool when she was dashed against the rocks off the coast of Anglesey. Only 40 men survived of the 500 people on board. The horrific story of the disaster and its aftermath is related in this book. Revised and updated edition of McKee’s 1961 publication.

Hardback with dust jacket in protective cellophane cover.
Dust jacket in good condition. Small marks on front cover. Inside pages in very good condition
Black and white and colour photographs throughout.
1986, Souvenir Press, London
222 pages, 180mm x 240mm (approx. 7in x 9.5in)


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Additional information

Weight 1.2 kg
Dimensions 34 × 21 × 4 cm