A shocking true tale of shipwreck, murder and the last taboo
On July 5, 1884, the yacht Mignonette set sail from Southampton bound for Sydney. Halfway through their projected 120-day voyage, Captain Tom Dudley and his crew of three men were beset by a monstrous storm off the coast of Africa. The survivors were cast adrift a thousand miles from the nearest landfall in an open thirteen-foot dinghy, without provisions, water or shelter from the scorching sun. When, after twenty-four days, they were finally rescued by a passing yacht, the Moctezuma, only three men were left. This is the true story of the voyage and the subsequent court case.
Neil Hanson, 1999
Paperback, Like New
23.2 x 15.5 x 2.7 cm