The Undersea

Flemming, N.C. editor

ISBN/ISSN: 0025387405
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Spanish Armada, Girona, La Trinidad Valencera, Gran Grifon, Santa Maria de la Rosa, Vasa, Mary Rose, Kip Wagner, 1715 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 9.5” x 12.25”
Pages: 319
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Rainbird Publishing Group Limited, London (1977) in hardback with a dust jacket.  The first US edition (First American Edition – stated) was published by Macmillan Publishing Co., New York City (1977), in hardback with a dust jacket.
This huge book includes a wide variety of ocean topics, including the ocean floor, plant life, sea animals, divers, submarines, marine law and underwater archaeology.  The fairly extensive chapter on underwater archaeology includes tools and techniques, standards in excavation, wrecks of the ancient world, Byzantine shipwrecks, the raising of the “Mary Rose” and “Vasa”, the salvage by Kip Wagner of the 1715 Fleet, and the excavation of 4 Spanish Armada wrecks: the “Girona”, “La Trinidad Valencera”, the “Gran Grifon”, and the “Santa Maria de la Rosa”.