The Wager Disaster On BBC Radio 4's MIDWEEK
Rear Admiral Christopher Laymen, author of our recent publication 'The Wager Disaster
' has been on BBC Radio 4's daily show 'MIDWEEK' discussing the incredible story behind this title. Click here
to listen in!
Rear Admiral Kit Layman's new book, The Wager Disaster, pieces together the shipwreck of HMS Wager in 1741. Using eyewitness accounts and diary entries, he tells the story of this little-known nautical tragedy involving murder, starvation, mutiny and an epic open boat voyage of 2500 miles through hostile seas. During his 35-year career, Rear Admiral Layman commanded a variety of ships including HMS Argonaut during the Falklands conflict and the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible.