The Terror

Directed by Ridley Scott – Available on BBC iPlayer In my book, Amazing Sailing Stories (Published by Wiley Nautical, 2011) ships were found abandoned atop an ice-berg by sailor Robert Simpson. The discovery was made whilst he was on passage from Limerick to Quebec on his brig Renovation in 1852. It is likely he was […]

Bligh’s nightmare voyage relived

4,000 nm in an open boat. And he volunteered! Dick Durham talks to David Wilkinson To be forced at flintlock point to leave your ship and sail 4,000 miles of Pacific Ocean in a longboat with gunnels just eight inches above the sea is an act of survival. To make the same voyage voluntarily is […]