A Demonstration of the Diving Engine

#C-6732
Rowe, Jacob, Michael Fardell and Nigel Phillips

ISBN/ISSN: 0948065347
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Vansittart, John Lethbridge, El Gran Grifon, San Juan de Sicilia, Spanish Armada, Adelaar
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 7.75″ x 10″
Pages: 39
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Jacob Rowe in the mid-1700s in England. A facsimile edition was published by The Historical Diving Society, in association with the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK (2000), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: The original book was a pictorial description of a technology Jacob Rowe developed for salvaging sunken ships in the 1700s. The facsimile edition includes a biography of Jacob Rowe and his many exploits salvaging sunken treasure, including his success in salvaging 33 tons of silver from the “Vansittart” off the Cape Verde Islands with John Lethbridge in 1720. Additionally, Jacob Rowe salvaged treasure from the Spanish Armada ships, “El Gran Grifon” and “San Juan de Sicilia”, as well as the “Adelaar”.

Armada 1588-1988 – An International Exhibition to Commemorate the Spanish Armada

#C-6680
Rodriguez-Salgado, M.J. and the staff of the National Maritime Museum

ISBN/ISSN: 0140103015
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Spanish Armada, artifacts, cannons
Comments: Exhibition catalog; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 10.5″
Pages: 295
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Penguin Books in association with the National Maritime Museum, London (1988), in both hardback and paperback. There was at least one subsequent printing.
Description: This comprehensive catalog was produced to accompany an exhibition commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Spanish Armada at the National Maritime Museum (London) from April-September, 1988 and at the Ulster Museum (Belfast) from October, 1988 to January 1989. It includes the politics of the day, the rival armies, the ordnance used, life on board ship, the medicine, the navigation, the commanders, the sea battle, and the aftermath.

Discovering a Historic Wreck

#C-5915
Muckelroy, Keith

ISBN/ISSN: 0905555511
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.25″
Pages: 47
Editions: The first edition was published by National Maritime Museum, London (1981), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet is designed to instruct the finder of a shipwreck in how to go about getting a permit for salvaging the wreck, excavating it using the principles of underwater archaeology, and preserving the artifacts. It includes many sources of information.

Shipwrecks – Learning Through Underwater Archaeology

#C-4790
Lincoln, Margarette

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Comments: Pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″
Pages: 16
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK (1993), in paperback.
Description: This well-illustrated pamphlet briefly overviews the science of underwater archaeology, mentioning many of England’s more famous shipwrecks.

Shipwrecks

#C-2820
Draper, Sarah

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Dutton, Studland Bay wreck, Mary Rose, Santa Lucia, Royal George, Spanish Armada, Abergavenny
Comments: Pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 32
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK (1992), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet covers 8 wrecks off the coasts of the UK, including the “Dutton” (1796); the Studland Bay wreck (a Spanish merchantman that sank around 1500); the “Mary Rose” (1545); the Spanish Armada (1588); the “Santa Lucia” (1567); the “HMS Royal George” (1782); “The Earl of Abergavenny” (1805); the Scapa Flow wrecks of World War II, and a page on saving England’s shipwrecks.