National Geographic Magazines

A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SUNKEN TREASURE & UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY ARTICLES

LISTED CHRONOLOGICALLY

#NG-1000
Florida Cannon Solve Mystery of Sunken Ship
Issue: December, 1941 (Volume LXXX, Number Six)
Author: Charles M. Brookfield
Pages: 807-824
Keywords: Winchester
Description: This story tells of the finding and salvage of cannons from the “HMS Winchester”.

#NG-1100
Fish Men Discover a 2,200-Year-Old Greek Ship
Issue: January, 1954 (Volume CV, Number One)
Author: Capt. Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Pages: 1-36
Description:  This story tells of the excavation of large quantities of amphora and pottery from an ancient Greek wreck.

#NG-1200
I Found the Bones of the “Bounty”
Issue: December, 1957 (Volume CXII, Number Six)
Author: Luis Marden
Pages: 725-789
Keywords: Bounty
Description: This story relates the search for, and discovery, of the remains of the “HMS Bounty” off of Pitcairn Island.  The ship was burned at the time of the famous mutiny (so the survivors wouldn’t be discovered), but many of the fittings and the anchor were recovered.

#NG-1300
Exploring the Drowned City of Port Royal
Issue: February, 1960 (Volume 117, Number 2)
Author: Marion Clayton Link
Pages: 151-183
Keywords: Port Royal
Description: This story relates the author’s exploration of the sunken pirate city of Port Royal, Jamaica.  Many artifacts were recovered.

#NG-1400
Thirty-Three Centuries Under the Sea
Issue: May, 1960 (Volume 117, Number 5)
Author: Peter Throckmorton
Pages: 682-703
Description: This story tells of the excavation of an ancient shipwreck off the coast of Turkey.

#NG-1500
Ghost From the Depths: The Warship “Vasa”
Issue: January, 1962 (Volume 121, Number 1)
Author: Anders Franzen
Pages: 42-57
Keywords: Vasa
Description: This story tells of the finding, excavation, and raising of the Swedish warship, “Vasa”.

#NG-1600
Oldest Known Shipwreck Yields Bronze Age Cargo
Issue: May, 1962 (Volume 121, Number 5)
Author: Peter Throckmorton
Pages: 697-711
Description: This story relates the finding and excavation of Bronze Age trading ship off the coast of Cape Gelidonya, Turkey.

#NG-1700
Underwater Archeology: Key to History’s Warehouse (entitled “Archaeology Under the Sea” on the cover)
Issue: July, 1963 (Volume 124, Number 1)
Author: George F. Bass
Pages: 138-156
Description: This story tells of the finding and excavation of a 1,300 year-old Byzantine ship wreck off the coast of Turkey.

#NG-1800
Drowned Galleons Yield Spanish Gold
Issue: January, 1965 (Volume 127, Number 1)
Author: Kip Wagner
Pages: 1-37
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Description: This story tells how the author found, and started salvaging, the sunken galleons of the 1715 Fleet.  The article is significant in that it was the first press about the 1715 Fleet recoveries and started the treasure hunting mania in Florida.

#NG-1900
New Tools for Undersea Archeology
Issue: September, 1968 (Volume 134, Number 3)
Author: George F. Bass
Pages: 403-423
Description: This story is about the use of technology in the mapping and excavation of ancient shipwrecks in the Mediterranean.

#NG-2000
Ancient Shipwreck Yields New Facts – and a Strange Cargo
Issue: February, 1969 (Volume 135, Number 2)
Author: Peter Throckmorton
Pages: 282-300
Description: This story relates the excavation of a Roman wreck full of marble coffins.

#NG-2100
Priceless Relics of the Spanish Armada
Issue: June, 1969 (Volume 135, Number 6)
Author: Robert Stenuit
Pages: 745-777
Keywords: Spanish Armada, Girona
Description: This story tells of the author’s search for, and excavation of, the Spanish Armada galleass, “Girona”.

#NG-2200
Resurrecting the Oldest Known Greek Ship
Issue: June, 1970 (Volume 137, Number 6)
Author: Michael L. Katzev
Pages: 841-857
Description: This story relates the author’s excavation of a late 4th century B.C. Greek shipwreck off the coast of Cyprus.

#NG-2300
Bermuda – Balmy, British and Beautiful
Issue: July, 1971 (Volume 140, Number 1)
Author: Peter Benchley
Pages: 93-121
Keywords: Teddy Tucker, San Pedro
Description: This story has several pages devoted to Teddy Tucker and his salvage of the “San Pedro”.

#NG-2400
2,300-Year-Old Greek Ship Reaches Port at Last
Issue: November, 1974 (Volume 146, Number 5)
Author: Susan W. and Michael L. Katzev
Pages: 618-625
Description: This story is a continuation of “Resurrecting the Oldest Known Greek Ship”, which appeared in the June, 1970 issue.

#NG-2500
How We Found the Monitor
Issue: January, 1975 (Volume 147, Number 1)
Author: John G. Newton
Pages: 48-61
Keywords: Monitor, Civil War
Description: This story relates how the author and a team of scientists located and photographed the sunken Civil War ironclad, “Monitor” in 220 feet of water off the North Carolina coast.

#NG-2600
The Treasure of Porto Santo
Issue: August, 1975 (Volume 148, Number 2)
Author: Robert Stenuit
Pages: 260-275
Keywords: Slot ter Hooge
Description: This story tells of the author’s successful salvage of the “Slot ter Hooge”, a Dutch East Indiaman that sank in 1724 off the Madeira Islands with a cargo of silver coins and bars.

#NG-2700
“Atocha”, Tragic Treasure Galleon of the Florida Keys
Issue: June, 1976 (Volume 149, Number 6)
Author: Eugene Lyon
Pages: 787-809
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet
Description: This story tells of the search for, and early excavation of, the sunken Spanish galleon, “Atocha”, by Mel Fisher 40 miles off Key West, Florida.

#NG-2800
Reach for the New World
Issue: December, 1977 (Volume 152, Number 6)
Author: Mendel Peterson
Pages: 724-767
Keywords: Teddy Tucker, San Antonio, Winchester, Looe, Concepcion, William Phips, Chameau
Description: This article describes Spain’s harvest of riches from the New World, as indicated by shipwreck excavation.  The author is one of the first underwater archaeologists working in the Caribbean.  Many artifacts are pictured.

#NG-2900
Glass Treasure from the Aegean
Issue: June, 1978 (Volume 153, Number 6)
Author: George F. Bass
Pages: 768-793
Description: This story describes the excavation of a 1000-year old shipwreck with a cargo of glass off the coast of Turkey.

#NG-3000
The Sunken Treasure of St. Helena
Issue: October, 1978 (Volume 154, Number 4)
Author: Robert Stenuit
Pages: 562-576
Keywords: Witte Leeuw, ceramics
Description: This article tells of the author’s excavation of the Dutch East Indiaman, “Witte Leeuw”, and its cargo of Ming Dynasty china.

#NG-3100
A 14th-Century Cargo Makes Port at Last (entitled “Chinese Shipwreck Trove” on the cover)
Issue: August, 1979 (Volume 156, Number 2)
Author: Donald H. Keith
Pages: 231-243
Keywords: Ceramics
Description: This story relates the author’s excavation of a 14th century Chinese merchant vessel loaded with ceramics off the coast of Korea.

#NG-3200
Graveyard of the Quicksilver Galleons
Issue: June, 1979 (Volume 156, Number 6)
Author: Mendel Peterson
Pages: 850-876
Keywords: Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, Conde de Talosa
Description: This article describes the excavation of two Spanish galleons off the coast of the Dominican Republic, both carrying a large quantity of mercury.

#NG-3300
Treasure From the Ghost Galleon
Issue: February, 1982 (Volume 161, Number 2)
Author: Eugene Lyon
Pages: 228-243
Keywords: Santa Margarita, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet
Description: This story tells about the salvage of the “Atocha’s” sister ship, the “Santa Margarita”, which also sank in the hurricane of 1622.

#NG-3400
Kublai Khan’s Lost Fleet
Issue: November, 1982 (Volume 162, Number 5)
Author: Torao Mozai
Pages: 634-649
Description:
This article describes the author’s search for, and excavation of, a Mongol invasion fleet of 4,000 ships that sank in a storm off the coast of Japan in 1281.

#NG-3500
Ghost Ships of the War of 1812
Issue: March, 1983 (Volume 163, Number 3)
Author: Daniel A. Nelson
Pages: 288-313
Keywords: Hamilton, Scourge
Description: This story tells how the author located and remotely photographed the War of 1812 ships, “Hamilton” and “Scourge”

#NG-3600
Henry VIII’s Lost Warship
Issue: May, 1983 (Volume 163, Number 5)
Author: Margaret Rule, Peter Miller
Pages: 646-675
Keywords: Mary Rose
Description: This article describes the search for, excavation, and raising of the Tudor warship, “Mary Rose”.

#NG-3700
Warriors From a Watery Grave
Issue: June, 1983 (Volume 163, Number 6)
Author: Joseph Alsop
Pages: 821-827
Description: This story tells of the salvage of bronze Greek sculptures from an ancient shipwreck.

#NG-3800
Exploring a 140-Year-Old Ship Under Arctic Ice
Issue: July, 1983 (Volume 164, Number 1)
Author: Joseph B. MacInnis
Pages: 104A-104D
Keywords: Breadalbane
Description: This article very briefly describes the author’s excavation of the “Breadalbane”, which sank in the Canadian Arctic in 1853.

#NG-3900
Discovery in Labrador: A 16th-Century Basque Whaling Port and Its Sunken Fleet
(entitled “16th Century Basque Whaling in America” on cover)
Issue: July, 1985 (Volume 168, Number 1)
Author: Robert Grenier, et al
Pages: 50-71
Description: This title encompasses several articles about whaling.  “Excavating a 400-Year-
Old Basque Galleon” recounts the author’s excavation of a Basque whaling galleon off Canada’s Labrador coast.

#NG-4000
Wreck of H.M.S. “Pandora”
(entitled In “Bounty’s” Wake: Finding the Wreck of the H.M.S. “Pandora” on the cover)
Issue: October, 1985 (Volume 168, Number 4)
Author: Luis Marden
Pages: 423-451
Keywords: Pandora
Description: This article describes the search for, and excavation of, the “H.M.S. Pandora” off the Queensland coast of Australia.

#NG-4100
Oldest Known Shipwreck Reveals Splendors of the Bronze Age
(entitled “Oldest Known Shipwreck” on the cover)
Issue: December, 1987 (Volume 172, Number 6)
Author: George F. Bass
Pages: 692-733
Description: This article relates the excavation of a 14th-century (Bronze Age) trading vessel off the coast of Turkey.

#NG-4200
Yorktown Shipwreck
Issue: June, 1988 (Volume 173, Number 6)
Author: John D. Broadwater
Pages: 804-823
Description: This story tells of the excavation of a Revolutionary War shipwreck in the York River near Yorktown, Virginia.

#NG-4300
“Kronan” – Remnants of a  Warship’s Past
(entitled “Kronan – Remnants of a Mighty Warship” on the cover)
Issue: April, 1989 (Volume 175, Number 4)
Author: Anders Franzen
Pages: 438-465
Keywords: Kronan
Description: This article describes the excavation of the Swedish warship, “Kronan” in the Baltic Sea.

#NG-4400
Heyday of the Horse Ferry
Issue: October, 1989 (Volume 176, Number 4)
Author: Donald G. Shomette
Pages: 548-556
Description: This story describes the excavation of a horse ferry that sank on the Vermont side of Lake Champlain.

#NG-4500
Track of the Manila Galleons
Issue: September, 1990 (Volume 178, Number 3)
Author: Eugene Lyon
Pages: 5-38
Keywords: Manila galleons
Description: This article describes the Manila galleon and it’s voyage from Mexico to the Philippines during the 17th and 18th centuries.

#NG-4600
Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion
Issue: September, 1990 (Volume 178, Number 3)
Author: William M. Mathers
Pages: 39-53
Keywords: Manila galleons, Concepcion
Description: This story tells of the excavation of the Manila galleon, “Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion”, off the coast of Saipan.

#NG-4700
San Diego
(entitled “Tale of the “San Diego” on the cover)
Issue: July, 1994 (Volume 186, Number 1)
Author: Franck Goddio
Pages: 35-57
Keywords: San Diego, ceramics
Description: This story describes the excavation of the Spanish galleon, “San Diego” off the coast of the Philippines.  It was carrying a load of ceramics.

#NG-4800
The Wreck of the C.S.S. Alabama
Issue: December, 1994 (Volume 186, Number 6)
Author: Max Guerout
Pages: 67-83
Keywords: CSS Alabama, Civil War
Description: This article describes the history of the Civil War raider, “C.S.S. Alabama”, its sinking, and it’s recent excavation.

#NG-4900
Treasure from the Silver Bank
Author: Tracy Bowden (Volume 188, Number 1)
Pages: 90-105
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion
Description: This article describes both salvage of the “Concepcion” in 1687 by William Phips, and the more recent salvage of the wreck by Burt Webber (and the author).

#NG-5000
La Salle’s Last Voyage
Issue: May, 1997 (Volume 191, Number 5)
Author: Lisa Moore LaRoe
Pages: 72-83
Keywords: Sieur de LaSalle, Belle
Description: This story recounts the loss of LaSalle’s ship, “Belle”, in 1684 off the coast of Texas and the subsequent excavation.

#NG-5100
High-Tech Search for Roman Shipwrecks (entitled “Roman Shipwrecks” on the cover)
Issue: April, 1998 (Volume 193, Number 4)
Author: Robert D. Ballard
Pages: 32-41
Description: This brief article describes how the author used ROV technology to locate and photograph Roman shipwrecks in deep water.

#NG-5200
Pirates of the “Whydah”
Issue: May, 1999 (Volume 195, Number 5)
Author: Donovan Webster
Pages: 64-77
Keywords: Whydah
Description: This story tells of the sinking of the pirate ship, “Whydah” off the coast of Cape Cod in 1717, and the recent excavation by Barry Clifford.

#NG-5300
The Last Dive
(entitled Last Dive of “I-52” on the cover)
Issue: October, 1999 (Volume 196, Number 4)
Author: Priit J. Vesilind
Pages: 114-135
Keywords: I-52
Description: This articles recounts how Paul Tidwell salvaged the World War II Japanese submarine, “I-52”, which was thought to be carrying gold bullion (but none was found).

#NG-5400
Phips’s Fleet
Issue: August, 2000 (Volume 198, Number 2)
Author: R. James Ringer
Pages: 72-81
Keywords: William Phips, Elizabeth and Mary
Description: This story tells of the excavation of William Phip’s ship, “Elizabeth and Mary”, which he used in the attack on Quebec City during King William’s War.

#NG-5500
Cuba’s Golden Past (includes inserted sunken treasure map)
Issue: July, 2001 (Volume 200, Number 1)
Author: Thomas B. Allen
Pages: 74-91
Keywords: Rosario
Description: This article describes the vast number of treasure-laden Spanish shipwrecks in Cuban waters, including the “Nuestra Senora del Rosario”.

#NG-5600
Last Voyage of the Slave Ship ‘Henrietta Marie’ (entitled “‘Henrietta Marie’ Slave Ship Wreck” on cover)
Issue: August, 2002 (Volume 202, Number 2)
Author: Jennifer Steinberg
Pages: 46-61
Keywords: Henrietta Marie
Description: This article, which is mostly photos, briefly describes the history of the slave ship, “Henrietta Marie”, which sank off the coast of Key West, Florida in 1700.  Many artifacts are pictured.

#NG-5700
Lost Gold – Bounty from a Civil War Ship (entitled “Treasures from a Civil War Wreck” on cover)
Issue: September, 2004 (Volume 206, Number 3)
Author: Priit Vesilind
Pages: 114-127
Keywords: SS Republic
Description: This article tells the story of the sinking and salvage of the Civil War era steamer, “S.S. Republic”.  A multitude of coins ($400,000 face value) and some of the artifacts recovered are pictured.

#NG-5800
Blackbeard’s Shipwreck
Issue: July, 2006 (Volume 210, Number 1)
Author: Joel K. Bourne, Jr.
Pages: 146-161
Keywords: Queen Anne’s Revenge, Blackbeard
Description: This article recounts the recent archaeological excavations and illustrates some of the artifacts recovered from what is believed to be Blackbeard’s pirate ship, “Queen Anne’s Revenge”.

#NG-5900
Secrets in a Shipwreck
Issue: June, 2009 (Volume 215, Number 6)
Author: Simon Worrall
Pages: 112-123
Keywords: Belitung ship
Description: This article, which is mostly pictorial, shows the porcelain and artifacts recovered from a Chinese trading ship off Belitung, Indonesia.  The ship, which carried 55,000 bowls made in Hunan Province, sank about 826 A.D.

#NG-6000
Shipwreck in the Forbidden Zone
Issue: October, 2009 (Volume 216, Number 4)
Author: Roff Smith
Pages: 116-127
Keywords: Diamond Beach ship
Description: This article describes the excavation of what is believed to be the “Bom Jesus,” a circa 1530 Portuguese East Indiaman, discovered in the beach area of the DeBeers diamond mine in Namibia.  The wreck contained 22 tons of copper ingots, 2,000+ gold coins, cannons, and a large amount of artifacts.

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