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.

Shipwrecks, Sea Raiders, and Maritime Disasters Along the Delmarva Coast – 1632-2004

#C-7082
Shomette, Donald

ISBN/ISSN: 0801886708
Library of Congress: 2006103121
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: De Braak, Juno, La Galga, 1750 Fleet
Comments: Includes a chronological index to vessles lost on the Delmarva coast; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7.25” x 10.5”
Pages: 435
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland (2007), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This scholarly book documents the shipwrecks along the middle Atlantic coast of the United States, and includes many interesting stories about non-treasure wrecks.  There are two chapters devoted to the history, salvage and lawsuits pertaining to the “HMS De Braak” (a treasure wreck of sorts) and one chapter telling the story of the search for, and subsequent lengthy litigation of, the Spanish treasure ships, “La Galga” (1750) and “Juno” (1802).  While a small amount of artifacts were salvaged from “Juno”, “La Galga” was never been salvaged because it sits in a wildlife refuge.

The Mary Rose

#C-6750
Rule, Margaret

ISBN/ISSN: 0851772552
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Mary Rose
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8″ x 10.75″
Pages: 224
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Conway Maritime Press, Ltd., London (1982) in hardback with a dust jacket. A second impression was also published by Conway in 1982. Conway published a revised edition (stated) in 1983, in hardback with a dust jacket. A US edition (New Edition stated on the dust jacket and Fourth Impression stated on the copyright page) was published by the Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland (1984), in hardback with a dust jacket. A book club edition was published by BCA Book Club, London (1984), in hardback with a dust jacket. Paperback editions were published both by Conway Maritime Press, Ltd., London, and Windward, Leicester, in 1982, with several subsequent reprints.
Description: This authoritative book tells the story of the search, excavation and raising of King Henry VIII’s flagship, the “Mary Rose”. The author actively participated in the project and is an excellent writer.

The Treasure of the San Jose

#C-6263
Phillips, Carla Rahn

ISBN/ISSN: 0801885809
Library of Congress: 2006025983
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: San Jose
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.25”
Pages: 258
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland (2007), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the story of the Spanish galleon, “San Jose”, which was sunk by the British in 1708 as it was departing Cartagena, Columbia.  The author focuses not only on the massive gold cargo aboard, but also the human dimension and the historical context.