The Royal George

Johnson, R.F.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Royal George
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 201
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Charles Knight & Co. Ltd., London (1971), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book recounts the sinking of the “HMS Royal George” in 1782 off Southsea (UK) and analyzes the cause of the disaster, which happened in calm waters. There is one chapter that describes the salvage of the ship in 1834 by John Deane, and then more extensively in 1839 by Charles Pasley (who recovered lumber and cannons while clearing the channel of the wreck).