The Loss Of The Criccieth Castle
by Cathy Woodhead
- to be published in June 2012
Loss Of The Criccieth
Castle' is a true
account of survival in the South
Thomas travelled the world with her ship's captain husband in the early 1900s,
then on 15th July 1912 disaster struck their vessel, the Criccieth Castle.
It was mid-winter, in what is perhaps
the stormiest region of the world, and for the next eight days the ship's
company endured the most terrible sufferings. Seven men were drowned, and
one by one the others died of hunger, thirst and the fearful cold. Day
after day the captain stood at the steering-oar, watching his wife and
four-year-old son lying helpless in the water at the bottom of the leaking
lifeboat. Finally, when the survivors were too weak to pull on the oars or
to hoist the sail, deliverance came.
The book has 178 pages and is an A5 paperback in black and
white with a colour cover. There are 2 maps, 27 photographs, 12 paintings
and 13 scans of documents. The appendices include a glossary,
bibliography, documents concerning various Board of Trade Inquiries and an
index. The ISBN Number is
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