The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Sunken Ships and Treasures

#C-4310
Johnson, Stephen

ISBN/ISSN: 0028632311
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 452
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Alpha Books, Indianapolis, Indiana (2000), in paperback.
Description: This book covers virtually every topic related to sunken treasure. It encompasses most of the major sunken treasure recoveries, including the history behind the shipwreck and the story of the salvage operation. The book is very readable but the style is somewhat different from most books (as are all the books in “The Complete Idiot” series).

Padre Island…From Spanish Galleon to Four Wheel Drive

#C-4300
Johnson, Rod

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1554 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated with maps and photos
Size: 9″ x 11.5″
Pages: 80
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author (1983), in paperback. The book was reprinted by Popular E Commerce, Inc. in 1999, but it still retains the original 1983 copyright. The reprint edition is Xeroxed and comb-bound.
Description: This book is largely a metal detecting guide to Padre Island and the surrounding area…but includes information about the 1554 Fleet of Spanish galleons which sank near there.

The Royal George

#C-4298
Johnson, R.F.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Royal George
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 201
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Charles Knight & Co. Ltd., London (1971), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book recounts the sinking of the “HMS Royal George” in 1782 off Southsea (UK) and analyzes the cause of the disaster, which happened in calm waters. There is one chapter that describes the salvage of the ship in 1834 by John Deane, and then more extensively in 1839 by Charles Pasley (who recovered lumber and cannons while clearing the channel of the wreck).