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Author: Pierre van den Boogaerde.
ISBN-10: 1-60693-494-5 (1606934945)
ISBN-13: 978-1-60693-494-4 (9781606934944)
Language: English
No. of Pages: x + 335
Dimensions: 158mm x 236mm x 28mm

Item Identification Code (UID#): 1342
Shelving Location: History
Estimated Value: £18.50
Purchase Date: 8 October 2009
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Shipwrecks of Madagascar

First Edition
AEG Publishing Group / Eloquent Books / Strategic Book Publishing (2009).
Hardcover Book

This book explores the stories behind numerous shipwrecks that have occurred around the coast of Madagascar, both historically and more recently.

Text from the Back Cover

Shipwrecks of Madagascar recounts the stories of about a hundred notable shipwrecks off the coast of Madagascar from ancient to modern times and the fate and adventures of survivors. It covers ships of the mighty Portuguese, Dutch, British, and French East India Companies, of numerous pirates who visited or settled there, of the British and French Navies, of the sailing vessels and steamers of the 19th century, and of more recent times. Shipwrecks are unknown relics for most people. This captivating book provides an interesting history into the many that occurred and helped shape Madagascar into the country it is today.

About the Author from the Back Cover

Pierre van den Boogaerde was born and raised in Ghent, a provincial town in Belgium. He studied law and economics both in Belgium and the U.S. He spent most of his career working for an international financial organization based in Washington, D.C. but was posted in Madagascar about three years ago. Pierre has also been an avid wreck diver for about 30 years.

About the Author from Page 335

Pierre van den Boogaerde was born and raised in Ghent, a provincial town in northwest Belgium. He studied law and economics in Belgium and then earned an MBA degree at the University of Chicago. After working for a commercial bank in New York and then in Brussels, he spent most of his career working for an international financial organization based in Washington, D.C. He took up several overseas assignments, including Egypt, Côte d'Ivoire and Madagascar, where he was posted about three years ago.

Pierre discovered diving while residing in Egypt, about a quarter of a century ago. One of his early dives was on the Thistlegorm, a WWII wreck in the Red Sea, which still contains trucks, motorcycles and airplane parts in the hull. That dive got him hooked. Since then, Pierre has dived wrecks on several continents. While residing in Washington D.C., he was a frequent visitor to the Graveyard of the Atlantic in the area of Beaufort, N.C.

Amongst his early outings in Madagascar, Pierre dove the Winterton and Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo wrecks off Salara. He immediately wanted to know more about wrecks off Madagascar, but soon realized that nothing had ever been published about it. This led him to start researching the subject. Thousands of hours of research and writing, and many dives later, it all ended up in this book.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - The Portuguese East India Company
    • São Vincente (1506)
    • Nossa Senhora da Luz and São Simão (1517)
    • Conceição and São Sebastião (1527)
    • São Ildefonso (1527)
    • Flor da Rosa (1528)
    • São Paulo (1538)
    • Esperança (Galega) (1540)
    • Nossa Senhora da Barca (1559)
    • Nossa Senhora da Estrela (1660)
    • Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo (1774)
  • Chapter 2 - The Dutch United East India Company
    • Alkmaar (1604)
    • Westfriesland (1606)
    • Brak (1613)
    • Gouda (1625)
    • Koning David (1639)
    • Tulp (1655)
    • Zeelt (1672)
    • Ridderschap van Holland (1694)
  • Chapter 3 - The British East India Company
    • Anne (1689)
    • Degrave (1703)
    • Aurora (1770)
    • Winterton (1792)
  • Chapter 4 - The French East India Company
    • Saint Alexis (1641)
    • Le Saint-Louis (1644)
    • L'Armand, Le Saint-Georges and La Duchesse (1656-57)
    • Taureau (1666) and Aigle-Blanc (1667)
    • Petit Saint-Jean (1670) and Saint-Luc (1671)
    • La Dunkerquoise (1674)
    • Soleil d'Orient (1681)
    • Le Vautour (1725)
    • Saint-Pierre and Salamec (1746)
    • Cerf and Phelypeaux (1757)
    • Gloire (1761)
    • Fortune (1775), Sirène (1776), Coureur and Indigent (1777)
    • Comte de Maurepas (1777)
  • Chapter 5 - Pirates
    • Cygnet (1689)
    • John and Rebecca (1697)
    • Adventure Galley (1698)
    • Rouparelle (November) (1698)
    • New Soldado (1699)
    • Mocha (1699)
    • Bedford (1697) and Dolphin (1699)
    • Alexander (1700)
    • Charles, Buffalo, Rising Eagle and Dorothy (1708) and Neptune (1709)
    • Flying Dragon (1721)
    • Victorieux (1723)
  • Chapter 6 - British Royal Navy
    • Sibyl/Garland (1798)
    • Blenheim and Java (1807) and Harrier (1809)
    • Staunch (1811)
  • Chapter 7 - French Navy
    • HMS Serapis (1781)
    • Chevrette (1830)
    • Colibri (1843)
    • Le Berceau (1846)
    • Lapérouse (1898)
  • Chapter 8 - Sailing Vessels and Steamers of the 19th Century
    • Elisa (1827)
    • Margaret Oakley (1837)
    • Indienne (1852)
    • Macassar (1880)
    • Oise, Sarah-Hobart, Argo, Clémence and Armide (1885)
    • Surprise (1885)
    • Dayot, Belette, and Glide (1888)
    • Solitaire (1888)
    • SS Asiatic (Ambriz) (1903)
    • Peshawur (Ashruf) (1905)
  • Chapter 9 - Russian Fleet 1904-1905
    • Russian transport ship (1905)
  • Chapter 10 - Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes
    • Le Tage (1890)
    • Douro (1910)
    • Salazie (1912)
    • Imerina (1932)
    • Bagdad (1935)
    • Amiral Pierre (1942)
  • Chapter 11 - Compagnie Havraise Péninsulaire
    • Ville de Riposto (1899)
    • Ville d'Alger II (1920)
    • Catinat (1927)
    • Ville de Majunga (1928)
    • Ville de Djibouti (1928)
    • Ville de Paris II (1935)
    • Ville de Manakara III (1994)
  • Chapter 12 - The Battle of Diego Suarez
    • Bougainville, HMS Auricula, Béveziers, Héros, and Monge (1942)
    • M-16b and M-20b (Japanese Midget Submarines)
  • Chapter 13 - Other Wrecks off Madagascar
    • Hirondelle (1743)
  • Glorieux (1755)
    • Gange (1762)
    • L'Heureux (1769)
    • Amphitrïte (1799)
    • Chance (1799)
    • La Désirée (1810)
    • Saint-Vincent de Paul, D'Après, and Meunier (1840)
    • L'Augustine (1855)
    • Anne-Marie (1882)
    • La Bourdonnais, Margareth and Irene (1893)
    • Conway Castle (1893)
    • Joseph A. Ropes (1894)
    • Lotsen (1894)
    • Myrtle M. (1897)
    • Draguetta (1898)
    • Alouette (1898)
    • Espérance (1899)
    • Falcon Hurst (1900)
    • Nina and Actio (1900)
    • Roger (1901)
    • Hermann (1901)
    • Princesse (1901)
    • Altaï (1902)
    • Nansen (1902)
    • Romford (1902)
    • Normand Macleod (and others) (1902)
    • Gertruda Gerarda (1903)
    • Birmah (1903)
    • Marie-Thérèse (1904)
    • Bengalia (1905)
    • Cavalaire (Ivolina) (1926)
    • Pyrite (1926)
    • Beriziky, Sainte-Anne, Amanda, Alsace and Talisman (1927)
    • Gudrun (1927)
    • Sitara (1929)
    • Albert-Morillon (1930)
    • Mafia (1930)
    • Madina (1930)
    • Volontaire (1942)
    • Fort Franklin (1943)
    • U-Boot 197 (Submarine) (1943)
  • Bibliography
    • Archives
    • Books and Articles
  • Index
  • About the Author

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