Encyclopedia of Sunken Treasure

#C-8390
Wright, John

ISBN/ISSN: 1854799088
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Witte Leeuw, Dodington, Winterton, Meeresteijn, Bredenhof, Grosvenor, Birkenhead, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Concepcion, Maravillas, Whydah, Le Chameau, Nuestra Senora de la Luz, El Nuevo Constante, De Braak, San Jose, Santa Margarita, Thetis, Yankee Blade, Brother Jonathan, Lexington, Republic, Genovesa, Flor do Mar, Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zuytdorp, Zeewijk, Geldermalsen, General Grant, Niagara, Girona, Kronan, De Liefde, Slot ter Hooge, Hollandia, Lutine, Colossus, Abergavenny, Lastdrager, Royal Charter, Hampshire, Laurentic, Egypt, Edinburgh
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 248
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Michael O’Mara Books Ltd., London (1995), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book briefly overviews 54 significant sunken treasure ships around the world. It is organized geographically by continent, and devotes 2 to 8 pages to each wreck. An excellent reference. Wrecks include the “Flor do Mar”, “Batavia”, “Gilt Dragon”, “Zuytdorp”, “Zeewijk”, “Geldermalsen” (Nanking Cargo), “General Grant”, “Niagara”, 1622 Fleet (“Atocha”), “Concepcion”, “Hollandia”, “Lutine”, “HMS Colossus”, “Egypt” and “Laurentic”.

Unsolved Mysteries of Sea and Shore

 #C-7240
Snow, Edward Rowe

Library of Congress: 63-22489
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Laperouse, Boussole, Astrolabe, Lutine, Hampshire
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 276
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1963), in hardback with a dust jacket. Dodd Mead also published a second printing (stated) in hardback with a dust jacket in 1963.
Description: This book of sea stories includes chapters about La Perouse’s lost frigates, “Boussole” and “Astrolabe”; and the treasure wrecks, “HMS Hampshire” and “Lutine”.

Treasure Seekers

#C-6670
Roden, Hans

Library of Congress: 67-23088
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Egypt, Lutine, Hampshire, Oceana, Vigo Bay Galleons, Florencia, Spanish Armada, Grosvenor, Telemaque, Rommel
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 208
Editions: The first edition was published by Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft, Jugenheim/Bergstrasse (1963) under the title “Schatzsucher”. The first English language edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London (1966), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition was published by Walker and Company, New York City (1967), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the story of buried and sunken treasures, both lost and found.  Approximately two-thirds of the book concerns sunken treasure, including the “Lutine”, “Oceana”, “HMS Hampshire”, Vigo Bay galleons, “Florencia”, “Grosvenor”, “Telemaque”, and Rommel’s World War II treasure lost off the coast of Corsica.

The Treasure Hunting Book – True Tales of Lost Fortunes

#C-5400
Masters, Al

ISBN/ISSN: 0671509624
Library of Congress: 84-22764
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Hampshire, De Braak
Comments: Adolescent; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 208
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Julian Messner, New York City (1985), in hardback (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This adolescent book encompasses 9 true treasure stories, including the story of the sinking and salvage of the “HMS Hampshire” and the “HMS De Braak”.

Below the Surface

#C-3930
Hazeltine, Alice

Library of Congress: 58-7432
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Hampshire
Comments: Anthology; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 223
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Abingdon Press, New York City (1958), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: Half of this anthology is about things under the ground, and half is about things under the water. In the latter half, there is a chapter devoted to the sinking of the British cruiser, “HMS Hampshire”, in 1916 off the Orkney Islands with a significant amount of gold on board…and a salvage attempt made in 1933. It was in this shipwreck that England’s Lord Kitchener perished. This chapter is an excerpt from the book, “Unlocking Adventure”, by Charles Courtney (see C#-2390).

Lost at Sea – True Stories of Disaster

#C-3805
Harris, John

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Hampshire, Royal George, Grosvenor, Lutine, Florencia, Spanish Armada, Association, Roland Morris, Colossus
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9.5″
Pages: 244
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Methuen London, (1990), in hardback with a dust jacket. Guild Publishing, London, also published a hardback edition (with a dust jacket) in 1990. A paperback edition was published by Mandarin Paperbacks, London, in 1991.
Description: This book describes mostly modern shipwrecks, although it does have a fairly lengthy chapter on treasure wrecks, including specific sections on the “HMS Royal George”, the “Grosvenor”, the “HMS Lutine”, the “Florencia”, and the “HMS Hampshire”. Additionally, there are several pages about the “HMS Association”, “HMS Colossus”, and Roland Morris.

Unlocking Adventure

#C-2390
Courtney, Charles

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Hampshire, Egypt, Lord Kitchener
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ 8.25″
Pages: 335
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Whittlesey House, New York City (1942), in hardback with a dust jacket. A British edition was published in 1951 by Robert Hale Ltd. in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This autobiography is about one of the world’s most famous locksmiths and safe crackers. The book tells how he opened the safe recovered off the “Egypt” and of his misadventures on a treasure salvage expedition to recover the gold from the British cruiser, “HMS Hampshire”.