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.

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.

Lost on the Ocean Floor – Diving the World’s Ghost Ships

#C-3138
Fine, John Christopher

ISBN/ISSN: 159114275X
Library of Congress: 2004008445
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Mel Fisher, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Teddy Tucker, San Pedro, Harry Cox, Sea Venture, Speaker, Association, Columbus, Santa Maria
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9.25″
Pages: 255
Editions: The first edition (First Printing – stated) was published by the Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland (2005), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book covers a lot of ground, relating many of the author’s exploits in diving on sunken ships and stories of others’ adventures too.  It includes the story of Mel Fisher’s salvage of the “Atocha” off the waters of Key West; Teddy Tucker’s and Harry Cox’s success along the coast of Bermuda, salvaging the “Sea Venture” and the “San Pedro”, to name a few of their recoveries; the salvage of the pirate ship, “Speaker”, off the island of Mauritius; the search for Columbus’ ship, “Santa Maria”; and the salvage of the “HMS Association” in the Scilly Isles of England by Terry Hiron and James Heslin (no mention of Roland Morris, strangely).  Chapters are also allocated to some of the great lost oceanliners, the shipwrecks on Anegada Reef (Tortola), ancient shipwrecks, and modern war wrecks.  Many other shipwreck and salvage operations are briefly mentioned.

Ghost of War

#C-2710
Dingman, Roger

ISBN/ISSN: 1557501599
Library of Congress: 97-25742
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Awa Maru
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 8.25″
Pages: 373
Editions: The first edition (First Printing – stated) was published by the Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland (1997), in hardback with a dust jacket. There was also a second printing (stated) in hardback in 1997.
Description: This book tells the story of the sinking of the WWII “protected” Japanese transport ship, “Awa Maru”, as well as the events leading up to the “accident”. It also recounts the US and Japanese salvage efforts, and subsequent recovery by the Chinese.

Anchors – An Illustrated History

#C-2517
Curryer, Betty Nelson

ISBN/ISSN: 1861760809
Category: Artifacts
Keywords: Anchors
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 160
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain- stated) was published by Chatham Publishing, London (1999), in paperback. A US edition was published by the Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland (1999), in paperback.
Description: This book traces the development of the anchor from the early Greek and Roman anchors, through modern anchors, including anchors of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. It is very well illustrated and an outstanding reference.