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Shipwreck Accounts

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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2007
Subject:
History, Military History
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Shipwreck was a common occurrence, and many voyages ended in failure. Because most ships went to sea again and again, ...

Shipwrecks

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
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1,681 words

“Shipwreck” has been defined as the wreck or destruction of a ship, or the ruins of a destroyed ship (in ...

Shipwrecks

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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2003
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History, Regional and National History
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767 words

occurred regularly in colonial times. They were caused by human error, the negligence or drunkenness of ships' masters, inadequate or ...

shipwrecks

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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2,463 words

is a word with several connotations but here it means vessels that are of particular interest to those working in ...

shipwrecks, ancient

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A. J. Parker

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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432 words
Over 1,000 ancient shipwreck sites are known from the Mediterranean, and many more no doubt remain to be found. The earliest vessel found is, however, an Egyptian river-boat, the ship of ... More
shipwreck

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002
1 the destruction of a ship at sea by sinking or breaking up, for example in a storm or after running aground.... v. (be shipwrecked) (of a person or ship) suffer a ... More

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