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HMS Fowey Lost and FoundBeing the Discovery, Excavation, and Identification of a British Man-of-War Lost
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Russell K. Skowronek

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033204

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033204.001.0001

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Reflections on the First Salvo

Reflections on the First Salvo

Legal Wrangling, 1979–1980

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(p.47) 4 Reflections on the First Salvo
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HMS Fowey Lost and Found
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Russell K. Skowronek

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033204.003.0004

This chapter examines the confusion, misunderstanding and misinformation regarding the Legare Anchorage Shipwreck and the litigation relating to it during the period from 1979 to 1980. It discusses the legal minutiae in the court proceedings of the Klein v. Unidentified Wrecked and Abandoned Vessel, Her Tackle Apparel and Armament. It also analyzes the records of the National Park Service (NPS) and George Fischer's own recollection of the events surrounding the HMS Fowey during this period.

Keywords:   shipwreck, Legare Anchorage, litigation, National Park Service, George Klein, HMS Fowey, George Fischer

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