Rotherfield, 1st.ed., 1994. Vii + 215 pp. Pict. laminated boards. 30 x 21cm. FINE. An important account of all the Royal Navy’s losses from the Dutch Wars of the 17th century to the eve of the introduction of Britain’s first ironclad. Arranged chronologically, the author provides details of more than 1,700 sailing vessels lost, with, in most cases, an account of the precise circumstances, being the result of painstaking research at the PRO examining court-martial records. Includes vessels of every type, large and small, whether lost by enemy action, fire, shipwreck, mutiny or foundering at sea. Information includes brief details of each ship, the name of her commanding officer, and an account of her loss. An invaluable source of reference. FINE copy of an uncommon book.