Wreck of the Colossus – The Find of a Lifetime

#C-7423
Stevens, Todd

ISBN/ISSN: 0955343011
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Colossus
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.75” x 9.5”
Pages: 256
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Todd Stevens (author) and Post Box Publications, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, UK (2007), in paperback.
Description: This book is about the author’s discovery and salvage of an unknown part of the “HMS Colossus” wrecksite.  The “HMS Colossus” was one of Admiral Nelson’s ships that sank in a storm off the Isles of Scilly in 1798.  The shipwreck is significant because it was carrying an extremely precious cargo of Greek antiquities belonging to the infamous Lady Emma Hamilton.  Many artifacts are pictured, including a “pig” from a gun carriage with “HMS Colossus” inscribed in the wood.

Sunken Treasure

#C-5870
Morris, Roland

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Association, Colossus
Comments: Same book as “Treasure Trove Islands” (#C-5880); pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 7″ x 9.75″
Pages: 32
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Penzance, England (no date), in paperback. The first edition has a thin paper cover (not cardboard). A second edition was produced with a cardboard cover wrapped around the thin paper cover (in effect, 2 covers). The pamphlet was later published under the title, “Treasure Trove Islands”.
Description: This pamphlet describes the treasures and artifacts recovered by the author from the waters around the Isles of Scilly, England. Most of the pamphlet is about the “HMS Association”, but references are also made to the “HMS Colossus” (which Roland Morris also salvaged).

The Second Underwater Book

#C-5569
McDonald, Kendall -editor

ISBN/ISSN: 720700132
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Association, De Liefde
Comments: Anthology; illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 8.75”
Pages: 224
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Pelham Books Ltd., London (1970), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description:
This anthology includes a wide range of diving-related topics.  Two chapters tell of the wreck and salvage of the “HMS Association” off the Isles of Scilly in 1707 and the “De Liefde”, which sank in 1711 off the Skerrie Islands.  The chapter about the “HMS Association” is written by Richard Larn, while the chapter about the “De Liefde” is by Alan Bax.   The book also has stories about diving World War II wrecks, salvaging lead ingots and elephant tusks, exploring sunken cities in the Holy Land, and photographing creatures of the sea.

Scilly Divers

#C-3555
Gooding, Norm

ISBN/ISSN: 0907205011
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Association, Roland Morris, Colossus, Hollandia, Romney, Eagle (UK), Princess Maria
Comments: Author is stated as “Norm”, but last name is “Gooding”; on the title page this book is entitled, Divers of Scilly; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.25″
Pages: 54
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Isles of Scilly, UK (no date is stated but it was probably published in the late 1970s), in paperback.
Description: This book tells the story of the various treasure salvage operations off the Isles of Scilly in the 1960s and 1970s. The shipwrecks include the “HMS Association”, the “HMS Colossus”, the “Hollandia”, the “HMS Romney”, “HMS Eagle” and the “Princess Maria”. The author lived in the Scillies at the time and does an excellent job recounting the history of salvaging these vessels, including many personal stories about Roland Morris, Rex Cowan, Terry Hiron and others.

The Shipwreck of Sir Cloudesley Shovell on the Scilly Islands in 1707

#C-2360
Cooke, James Herbert

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Association
Comments: Pamphlet
Size: 6″ x 8.25″
Pages: 16
Editions: The first editions of these articles were published in the late 1800s. This pamphlet (reprints of the 3 articles) was published by the Isles of Scilly Museum, England (no date), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet contains 3 documents about the “HMS Association” shipwreck in the Isles of Scilly in 1707: 1) Extracts from a paper read by James Herbert Cooke on February 1, 1883 to the Society of Antiquaries (14 pages); 2) Extracts from an article by S.R. Pattison entitled, “Sir Cloudesley Shovell” published in the “Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall” in 1864-1865 (1 page); and 3) Extracts from an article by T. Quiller Couch entitled, “Sir Cloudesley Shovell” published in the “Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall” in 1866-1867 (1 page).

The Search for Colossus – A Story of Wreck and Discovery

#C-1038
No author stated

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Colossus, ceramics
Comments: Pamphlet; includes a short bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75” x 8.25”
Pages: 40
Editions: The first edition (not sated) was published by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Maritime Archaeology Society, UK (2006), in paperback.
Description:
This pamphlet describes the history of the “HMS Colossus” and the excavations in 2004 and 2005 by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Maritime Archaeology Society.  “HMS Colossus” was one of Admiral Nelson’s ships returning from the Battle of the Nile when it sank in 1798 off the Isles of Scilly.  The ship contained a portion of Sir William Hamilton’s valuable Greek ceramics collection.