Captain Cook’s Cannon

#C-8370
Wolf, Alfred L.

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Captain Cook, Cannons
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.75″
Pages: 142
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by KNA Press, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania (1985), in paperback.
Description: This book is about the search for, and successful excavation of, one of Captain Cook’s lost cannons, which he jettisoned off the “Endeavor” to free his ship from a reef near the Hope Islands in 1770.

Arming the Fleet

#C-7848
Tucker, Spencer

Category: Weapons
Keywords: Cannons
Comments: Includes an extensive bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7.25″ x 10.25″
Pages: 308
Editions: The first edition was published by the Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland (1989), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This handsomely illustrated book describes U.S. Navy ordnance from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War, including the historical use of guns at sea, cannon founding, and the design and armament of U. S. Navy vessels.

Oceans Odyssey 2 – Underwater Heritage Management & Deep-Sea Shipwrecks in the English Channel & Atlantic Ocean

#C-7406
Stemm, Greg & Sean Kingsley, editors

ISBN/ISSN: 9781842174425
Library of Congress: 2011010640
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Victory, La Marquise de Tourny, Blue China wreck, Ceramics, Cannons
Comments: Includes a bibliography after each chapter; illustrated with many artifacts
Size: 8.75” x 11.25”
Pages: 354
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Oxbow Books, Oxford, UK (2011), in hardback with pictorial boards (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This book comprises 18 scholarly articles by a variety of authors, including 7 papers  related to the UNESCO Convention and Underwater Archaeology.  Additional topics include “A  Model for the Museum of the Future”, “A Note on the Wooden Carpenter’s Rule from Odyssey  Shipwreck Site 35F”, “Brass Guns & Balchin’s Victory”, “La Marquise de Tourny”, “The Art &  Archaeology of Privateering”, 4 chapters about “The Jacksonville Blue China Shipwreck” (the ship,  ceramics, clay pipes, and glass), and “Deep-sea Archaeology & U-boat Loss Reassessments”.  The  book is illustrated with a large number of color plates including artifacts and in situ remains.

Armada 1588-1988 – An International Exhibition to Commemorate the Spanish Armada

#C-6680
Rodriguez-Salgado, M.J. and the staff of the National Maritime Museum

ISBN/ISSN: 0140103015
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Spanish Armada, artifacts, cannons
Comments: Exhibition catalog; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 10.5″
Pages: 295
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Penguin Books in association with the National Maritime Museum, London (1988), in both hardback and paperback. There was at least one subsequent printing.
Description: This comprehensive catalog was produced to accompany an exhibition commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Spanish Armada at the National Maritime Museum (London) from April-September, 1988 and at the Ulster Museum (Belfast) from October, 1988 to January 1989. It includes the politics of the day, the rival armies, the ordnance used, life on board ship, the medicine, the navigation, the commanders, the sea battle, and the aftermath.

Treasure Wrecks Around the Globe 900-1900 AD

#C-6540
Riebe, Alan R.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Cannons, Anchors
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.75″ x 11.25″
Pages: 307
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Outer Banks, North Carolina (no date), in paperback.
Description: This book is a chronological listing of treasure wrecks from 900 BC to 1900. It also includes chapters on: navigation; weights and measures; anchors; cannons; and coin types of all nations. The book is indexed both by year of wreck and name of wreck…an excellent reference.

Chronicles of Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure 900-1900

#C-6538
Riebe, Alan R.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Cannons, Anchors
Comments: Includes geographical, chronological and nationality indices; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11.5″
Pages: 750
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Seven Seas Publishing, Beaufort, North Carolina (2002), in paperback.  Very few copies of this book were actually published as the publisher switched the media to a CD format.
Description: This massive book, a major update to the author’s previous work, “Treasure Wrecks Around the Globe 900-1900AD” (#C-6540), chronicles shipping losses from medieval times to the beginning of the 20th century, including all major Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, Dutch, and American shipwrecks. Each wreck and its cargo/treasure is described in several paragraphs. It also includes a chapter on both cannons and anchors.

The Bronze Cannon – A Relic of the Penobscot Expedition of 1779

#C-6528
Richardson, John R.

Category: Weapons
Keywords: Warren, Cannons
Comments: Pamphlet; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 11
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine (1983), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet tells the story of a bronze cannon recovered in 1957 from the frigate, “Warren”, which sank in 1779 off Winterport, Maine. The cannon is significant because it has an early State of Massachusetts seal on it.

Naval Cannon

#C-5925
Munday, John

ISBN/ISSN: 0852638442
Category: Weapons
Keywords: Cannons
Comments: Pamphlet; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.25″
Pages: 32
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Shire Publications Ltd., Aylesbury, UK (1987), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet provides an brief overview of English ordnance and gunnery practices.

Artillery Through the Ages

#C-5002
Manucy, Albert

Category: Weapons
Keywords: Cannons
Comments: Pamphlet; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9.25″
Pages: 92
Editions: The first edition was published by United States Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1949), in paperback. The book has been reprinted numerous times.
Description: This pamphlet provides a short illustrated history of cannons, including American, British and Spanish ordnance.

Armada Guns

#C-4783
Lewis, Michael

Category: Weapons
Keywords: Cannons
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 243
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by George Allen & Unwin, London (1961), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is a comparative study of English and Spanish ordnance used in the Spanish Armada (1588).  Excellent.