Kevin is well known to many of the ~Ships~Dorset~ community and WSS Dorset members who have enjoyed many of his excellent talks.
HERA - A Cornish Shipwreck Tragedy by Kevin Patience
An RAF Sub Aqua club’s diving officer locates a wreck for novice members to explore in 1970 … a Cornish pub displays artefacts from the dive … and dramatic stories of a stormy night in January 1914 are uncovered. We learn about the origins of an elegant four-masted German sailing ship built in the nineteenth century and its working life. We hear about the impact the Hera had on a small Cornish village and how the wreck's rediscovery has ensured the details of the victims, the survivors, the lifeboat crew and local folk who contributed to the rescue are all recognised and remembered. An intriguing story, a good read and plenty of great photographs make this book great value. “HERA - A Cornish Shipwreck Tragedy” is available from Kevin Patience at £10 inc UK postage via email@example.com (overseas postage on request).