Detailing the sinking of the HMS Vanguard outside of Dun Laoghaire port in 1875, this book provides an insight into naval and military history of the late nineteenth century. It also deals with the backdrop of naval life, the social and economic situation for sailors and officers alike, the subsequent court-martial and the furore it caused.
Chris Thomas is a military and naval history enthusiast. The story of the sinking of the HMS Vanguard has long fascinated him and two of his wife's great uncles served on the battleship. This is his first book.