The Children’s Atlas of Lost Treasure

#C-6500
Reid, Struan

ISBN/ISSN: 0761302190
Library of Congress: 96-42453
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Mary Rose, Geldermalsen, Atocha, Mel Fisher, Awa Maru, Spanish Armada, Girona, Association, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Adolescent; includes a glossary; illustrated
Size: 9.5″ x 13″
Pages: 96
Editions: The first edition (First Published in the United States of America – stated) was published by the Millbrook Press, Inc., Brookfield, Connecticut (1997), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued) and in paperback.
Description: This well-illustrated adolescent book includes both sunken and buried treasures. Two pages each are devoted to the “Mary Rose”, the “Geldermalsen”, the “Atocha”, the “HMS Association”, the World War II Japanese ship “Awa Maru”, the Spanish Armada ship “Girona”, and ancient Mediterranean shipwrecks.

Lost Treasure Ships of the Twentieth Century

#C-6290
Pickford, Nigel

ISBN/ISSN: 0792274725
Library of Congress: 99-14514
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Awa Maru, Edinburgh, John Barry, I-52, Laurentic, Rommel
Comments: Includes a glossary, maps and bibliography; illustrated
Size: 9.5″ x 11″
Pages: 192
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Pavillion Books, London (1999), in both hardback with a dust jacket and paperback. The first US edition (not stated) was published by the National Geographic Society, Washington, DC (1999), also in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Pavilion Books, London (2001).
Description: This book is a very well written overview of the sinking and salvage of 17 ships that sank between 1900 and 1999 with treasure aboard. It includes the “Laurentic”, “HMS Edinburgh”, “USS John Barry”, “Awa Maru”, Rommel’s gold that was sunk during WWII off the coast of Corsica, and the I-52 Japanese submarine. The author is the son of one of the former principals of the famous UK salvage company, Risdon Beazley Ltd.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

In Pursuit of the Awa Maru

#C-4210
Innis, W. Joe and Bill Bunton

ISBN/ISSN: 0553126245
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Awa Maru
Size: 4.25″ x 7″
Pages: 274
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Bantam Books, New York City (1981), in paperback.
Description: This book details the sinking of the “Awa Maru” in the closing days of 1945. It was supposedly a hospital ship and was guaranteed safe passage, but in reality was carrying desperately needed industrial goods and gold to Japan. Through a mistake, the “Awa Maru” was sunk by a US sub. The book also chronicles the efforts by Bill Bunton, one of the authors, to find and salvage the “Awa Maru” (which was not successful).

Riches from Wrecks – The Recovery of Sunken Cargoes

#C-4010
Hinds, Fergus

ISBN/ISSN: 0851746233
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Empire Manor, Glenartney, Edinburgh, Awa Maru, Michael Hatcher, John Barry, Geldermalsen
Comments: Includes 7 maps; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 12″
Pages: 134
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland (1995), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This book is about salvaging non-ferrous metals, both precious and non-precious. It includes salvage of the “Empire Manor”, the “Glenartney”, and the “HMS Edinburgh”. It also includes some information about the “Awa Maru”, the “USS John Barry” and working with Michael Hatcher on the “Geldermalsen” (Nanking Cargo) in the Far East.

Tales of the Jolly Bucs

#C-3730
Hagan, Frank J.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet, San Pedro, Santa Margarita, Awa Maru, 1715 Fleet, Kip Wagner
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 77
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author (1979), in paperback.
Description: This book is about land treasure, sunken treasure and Pirates, mostly in Florida and the Caribbean. The sunken treasures include the 1715 Fleet, the “Atocha”, the “San Pedro de Alcantara”, the “Santa Margarita”, and the Japanese ship, “Awa Maru”.

Ghost of War

#C-2710
Dingman, Roger

ISBN/ISSN: 1557501599
Library of Congress: 97-25742
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Awa Maru
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 8.25″
Pages: 373
Editions: The first edition (First Printing – stated) was published by the Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland (1997), in hardback with a dust jacket. There was also a second printing (stated) in hardback in 1997.
Description: This book tells the story of the sinking of the WWII “protected” Japanese transport ship, “Awa Maru”, as well as the events leading up to the “accident”. It also recounts the US and Japanese salvage efforts, and subsequent recovery by the Chinese.