Silver Riyals from the Deep – The S.S. John Barry & the Silver Bullion Mystery

#C-6527
Richardson, Gordon

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: John Barry
Comments: Pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 11” x 8.5”
Pages: 28
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Blue Water Recoveries Limited, St. Helier, Channel Islands (circa 1995), in paperback.
Description: This well-illustrated pamphlet describes the sinking of the “S.S. John Barry” in 1944 with its cargo of 3 million silver riyal coins, and chronicles the salvage in 1994.

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”.

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.

The New Book of Treasures Under the Ocean

#C-2740
Dipper, Dr. Francis

ISBN/ISSN: 0761306404
Library of Congress: 97-24313
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: John Barry, Concepcion, William Phips, Queen Anne’s Revenge, Edinburgh
Comments: Adolescent, illustrated
Size: 9.75″ x 14″
Pages: 32
Editions: The first edition was published by Aladdin Books, Ltd., London (1997), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued). The first US edition (stated) was published by Copper Beech Books, Brookfield, Connecticut (1997), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This adolescent oversize book is lavishly illustrated and describes salvage technology, treasure salvage, underwater archaeology, and touches on oceanography. Salvages of the “USS John Barry”, the “Concepcion”, the “Queen Anne’s Revenge”, the “Titanic” and the “HMS Edinburgh” are briefly described and illustrated.

Stalin’s Silver

#C-1370
Beasant, John

ISBN/ISSN: 0747523444
Library of Congress: 99-21627
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: John Barry
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 216
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Bloomsbury Publishing, London (1995), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (stated) was also published in 1995 in hardback with a dust jacket. A US edition (First US Edition – stated) was published by St. Martin’s Press, New York City (1999), in hardback with a dust jacket. Paperback editions were published by Bloomsbury Publishing, London (1996) and St. Martin’s Griffin,  New York City (2000).
Description: This book documents the loss and partial salvage of the American submarine, “USS John Barry”, which was loaded with $380 million in silver coins and bullion when it was sunk in 1944.