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Books about Plymouth History

For selected references for each wreck or find please see the relevant web page.

 

Behenna J., 1974, Westcountry Shipwrecks, David & Charles, ISBN 0 7153 6569 X

Booker F., 1967, Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley, David & Charles,

Bowden T., 2006, Images of Plymouth, Sutton Publishing Ltd., ISBN 0 7509 4134 0

Bracken C.W., 1931, A History of Plymouth and her Neighbours, Underhill (Plymouth) Ltd.

Carpenter C., 1993, Cannon, Halsgrove Press, ISBN 1 874 448 02 7

Clarke N., xxxx, Shipwreck Guide to Dorset and South Devon, Nigel J. Clarke Publications, ISBN 0 907683 81 9

Colledge J., 1969, Ships of the Royal Navy Vols 1 & 2, David and Charles, ISBN 71534353X

Cunliffe B., 1988, Mount Batten Plymouth - A Prehistoric and Roman Port, Oxford University Committee for Archaeology Monograph No. 26, ISBN 0 94781626 7

Devon CC, 1980, Archaeology of the Devon Landscape, Devon County Council, ISBN 0 86114 286 1

Dicker G., 1980, A Short History of the Devonport Royal Dockyard, Privately Published

Fenwick V. & Gale A., Historic Shipwrecks - Discovered, Protected and Investigated, Tempus Publishing Ltd., ISBN 07524 1416 X

Fisher S., 1992, The New Maritime History of Devon, Volume 1, Conway Maritime Press, ISBN 0 85177 611 6

Fox A., 1973, South West England 3,500 BC - AD 600, David & Charles, ISBN 0 7153 6209 7

Gerrard J., 1982, The Book of Plymouth, Barracuda Books Ltd., ISBN 0 86023 153 4

Gill C., 1997, Plymouth River: A History of the Laira and the Cattewater, Devon Books, ISBN 0 86114 911 4

Gill C., 1997, Sutton Harbour, Devon Books, ISBN 0 86114 912 2

Gosset W.P., 1986, The Lost Ships of the Royal Navy 1793-1900, Mansell Publishing Ltd, ISBN 0720118166

Grocott T., 1997, Shipwrecks of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras, Chatham Publishing, ISBN 1 86176 030 2

Harris H., 1968, The Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor, Penninsula Press Ltd., ISBN 1 872640 21 4

Hepper, D., 1994, British Warship Losses in the Age of Sail, Jean Boudriot Publications, ISBN 0948864303

Higham R., 1987, Security & Defence in South-West England Before 1800, Exeter Studies in History No. 19, ISBN 0 85989 209 3

HMSO, 1976, British Vessels Lost at Sea 1939-45, Patrick Stephens Ltd., ISBN 0 85059 659 9

Hocking C., 1969, Dictionary of Disasters at Sea During the Age of Steam, Lloyd's Register of Shipping,ISBN 0948130 687

Jeffery D., xxxx, The Sports Divers Guide to Diving out of Plymouth, P.D.S. Printers Ltd.

van der Kiste J., 2009, Plymouth History and Guide, The History Press, ISBN 978 0 7509 5122 7

Langley M. & Small E., 1988, Lost Ships of the West Country, Stanford Maritime Ltd., ISBN 0 540 07431 4

Larn R., 1974, Devon Shipwrecks, David & Charles, ISBN 0 7153 6337 9

Larn R. & Larn B., 1995, Shipwreck Index of the British Isles Vol. 1, Lloyds Register of Shipping, ISBN 0 900528 88 5

Larn R., 1996, Shipwrecks of the Devon Coast, Countryside Books, ISBN 1 85306 400 9

Lecky H.S., 1913, The King's Ships Vols 1 - 3, Horace Muirhead

Lyon D., 1993, The Sailing Navy List, Conway Maritime Press, ISBN 0 85177 864 X

Lyon D. & Winfield R., 2004, The Sail and Steam Navy List, Chatham Publishing, ISBN 1 86176 032 9

McDonald K., 1997, Fort Bovisand, Wreckwalker Books, ISBN 0 9528637 1

McDonald K., 1987, Dive South Devon, Underwater World Publications, ISBN 0 946020 11 6

Mitchell P., 1986, The Wreckers Guide to South West Devon Part I, Sound Diving Publications

Mitchell P., 1992, The Wreckers Guide to South West Devon Part II, Sound Diving Publications

Newman P., 1998, The Dartmoor Tin Industry - A Field Guide, Short Run Press, ISBN 0 9532708 0 7

Oppenheim M., 1968, Maritime History of Devon, The Devonshire Press, ISBN 0 90077100 3

Photiou P., 2005, Plymouth's Forgotten War, Arthur H. Stockwell Ltd., Devon, ISBN 0 7223 3669-1

Pye A. & Woodward F., 1996, The Historic Defences of Plymouth, Exeter Archaeology, ISBN 1 898166 46 3

Ravenhill W., 1999, Historical Atlas of South-west England, University of Exeter Press, ISBN 0 85989434 7

Stuart E., 1991, Lost landscapes of Plymouth - Maps, Charts and Plans to 1800, Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd., ISBN 0 86299 772 0

Wasley G., 2006, Mount Batten - The Flying Boats of Plymouth, Halsgrove, ISBN 1 84114 495 9

Whitfeld H, 1900, Plymouth and Devonport in Times of War and Peace, Ye Caxton Press

Woodward F., 1997, Forts or Follies? - A History of Plymouth's Palmerston Forts, Halsgrove, ISBN 1 874448 12 4

Worth R.N., 1873, The History of Plymouth, W. Brendon and Son, Plymouth

 

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