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H.M.S. Victory lost at sea... Two issue set...



Item # 633567
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, two issue set, London, England, October and November, 1744

* HMS Victory has been lost... 255 years later it is found!


October issue:
Certainly the most notable report in the 1st issue is the report of the sinking of the British ship H.M.S. Victory. A report dated February 5, 2009 from the "Best Syndication News" service brings this event into the 21st century with its breaking news reading: "The HMS Victory ship sunk in stormy seas back in 1744 but it wasn’t until this week, when an American company called Odyssey discovered what they call “the most significant shipwreck discovery in history.”
There are two reports of this ship's sinking, the first being just a reference to it as a preface to another shipwreck report. The top of the page is headed: "Remarkable Account of a Ship-wreck." and the prefacing text reads: "The following relation of a ship wreck, never I believe before printed, may be seasonably inserted at this time when we have so much reason to lament the loss of the Victory and the great number of our unfortunate countrymen on board, who being supposed to have all entirely perished at once not far from the same fatal place, occasioned me to look for and send you this moving account." and what follows is the report of another ship wreck.
The second report appears several pages later, being the actual news reports of the Victory being lost (see photos).
Terrific to have this early and timely report of the sinking of the H.M.S. Victory which has just found several years ago.
November issue:
Certainly the most notable item in the 2nd issue is the report referencing the sinking of the British ship H.M.S. Victory. A report dated February 5, 2009 from the "Best Syndication News" service brings this event into the 21st century with its breaking news reading: "The HMS Victory ship sunk in stormy seas back in 1744 but it wasn’t until this week, when an American company called Odyssey discovered what they call “the most significant shipwreck discovery in history.” The HMS Victory was a warship that had a crew of around 1,100 that died when it went underwater. The estimated treasures with gold coins and artifacts could be worth potentially $1 billion. The Odyssey company is undergoing a legal battle to allow them to recover the treasures and artifacts. Because the HMS Victory is a military ship she is the property of the British government according to the laws of marine salvaging."
There are two reports concerning this ship's sinking, the first being a reference to it reading: "Reflections occasion'd by the loss of his majesty's ships of war, with Adm. V____non's Opinion on the late method of building them, etc. Of the Victory's misfortune it is  not now likely we should have any account, there being no probability that a single soul has been saved out of her many hundreds..." and what follows is discussion on how to better build the military ships (see for portions). This report takes over a full page and includes several references to the "Victory".
The second report appears several pages later, telling of evidence of Victory being lost, headed: "Extract of a letter from Cherbourg on the Cost of Normandy relating to his majesty's ship the Victory." (see)
Terrific to have these early and timely reports of the sinking of the H.M.S. Victory. See the hyperlink for much more on the historic ship.
Both are complete in 54 pgs. (each) with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate.  Each measures 5 by 8 inches, very nice condition. There are no maps or plates called for in these issues.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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