A Cross‐Staff from the Wreck of HMS Stirling Castle (1703), Goodwin Sands, UK, and the Link with the Last Voyage of Sir Cloudesley Shovell in 1707

@article{Smith2010ACF,
  title={A Cross‐Staff from the Wreck of HMS Stirling Castle (1703), Goodwin Sands, UK, and the Link with the Last Voyage of Sir Cloudesley Shovell in 1707},
  author={B. S. Smith},
  journal={International Journal of Nautical Archaeology},
  year={2010},
  volume={39},
  pages={172 - 181}
}
  • B. S. Smith
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • History
  • International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Several pieces of cross‐staffs have been found on the wreck of the Stirling Castle on the Goodwin Sands. One has been assembled from parts of staffs found when the wreck was first investigated, and is currently in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Another part of a staff was found in 2001. It is from a cross‐staff rather than a back‐staff and, except for broken ends, is in good condition. The problems encountered in using such instruments are linked with the loss of Sir Cloudesley… Expand
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  • Colin Martin
  • History
  • International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
  • 2021
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