Encyclopedia of Sunken Treasure

#C-8390
Wright, John

ISBN/ISSN: 1854799088
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Witte Leeuw, Dodington, Winterton, Meeresteijn, Bredenhof, Grosvenor, Birkenhead, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Concepcion, Maravillas, Whydah, Le Chameau, Nuestra Senora de la Luz, El Nuevo Constante, De Braak, San Jose, Santa Margarita, Thetis, Yankee Blade, Brother Jonathan, Lexington, Republic, Genovesa, Flor do Mar, Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zuytdorp, Zeewijk, Geldermalsen, General Grant, Niagara, Girona, Kronan, De Liefde, Slot ter Hooge, Hollandia, Lutine, Colossus, Abergavenny, Lastdrager, Royal Charter, Hampshire, Laurentic, Egypt, Edinburgh
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 248
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Michael O’Mara Books Ltd., London (1995), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book briefly overviews 54 significant sunken treasure ships around the world. It is organized geographically by continent, and devotes 2 to 8 pages to each wreck. An excellent reference. Wrecks include the “Flor do Mar”, “Batavia”, “Gilt Dragon”, “Zuytdorp”, “Zeewijk”, “Geldermalsen” (Nanking Cargo), “General Grant”, “Niagara”, 1622 Fleet (“Atocha”), “Concepcion”, “Hollandia”, “Lutine”, “HMS Colossus”, “Egypt” and “Laurentic”.

So Ends This Day

#C-8295
Williams, Captain Sir John

ISBN/ISSN: 095936711X
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Niagara
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 226
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Globe Press, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia (1981), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing was published by Globe Press in 1986, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This autobiography tells the story of the author’s exploits in the salvage industry.  The book devotes three chapters to the salvage of gold bars from the “RMS Niagara” during World War II.  The author led this successful effort.

Spoils from the Sea

#C-7590
Taylor, James

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Niagara, Johnno Johnstone
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8″
Pages: 240
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Australia – stated) was published by the Australasian Publishing Company, Sydney, Australia (1949), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first UK edition (First Published in England – stated) was published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London (1950), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells about the life and adventures of diver Johnno Johnstone, who is best known for his successful salvage of eight tons of gold in 438 feet of water from the Royal Mail Ship, “Niagara”.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Gold from the Sea

#C-7580
Taylor, James

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Niagara
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 271
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by the Australasian Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd., Sydney (1942), in hardback with a dust jacket. The book was reprinted by Australasian in hardback with a dust jacket numerous times between 1942 and 1949, with printings stated. The first UK edition (First Published – stated) was published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London (1943), in hardback with a dust jacket. Harrap reprinted the book in 1947 (Reprinted – stated) in hardback with a dust jacket. Clarke Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto, also reprinted the book in 1947, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book describes the 1940-41 salvage of the gold bullion from the “RMS Niagara”, which sank in 438 feet of water off the coast of New Zealand after hitting a mine in WW II.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Our World Underwater

#C-7420
Stephens, William M.

Library of Congress: 62-18424
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Art McKee, Teddy Tucker, 1733 Fleet, Niagara
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.5″
Pages: 254
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by Lantern Press Publishers, New York City, and George J. McLeod, Limited, Toronto (1962), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells of the history and development of diving, and the exploits of some of the great divers of the 1950-60 era. One chapter is on sunken treasure and includes the story of Art McKee and the 1733 Fleet, Teddy Tucker and his treasure recoveries in Bermuda, and the story of the salvage of bullion from the “Niagara” wreck in New Zealand.

Ghosts, Gales and Gold

#C-7170
Snow, Edward Rowe

ISBN/ISSN: 0396066585
Library of Congress: 72-3936
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: General Grant, Egypt, Le Chameau, Niagara
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 263
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1972), in hardback with a dust jacket. Dodd Mead also published a second printing (stated) in hardback with a dust jacket in 1972. There were at least 3 additional printings (one by the Cornwall Press and one by the Pilot Press).
Description: This book of nautical tales includes the stories of four treasure wrecks: “Le Chameau”, the “Egypt”, the “Niagara” and the “General Grant”.

Treasures Beneath the Sea

#C-7110
Silverberg, Robert

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Lutine, Egypt, William Phips, Concepcion, Niagara, Hussar, Vigo Bay Galleons
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 7.5″ x 9.5″
Pages: 78
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Whitman Publishing Company, Racine, Wisconsin (1960), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued). A paperback edition was published by Scholastic Book Services, New York City (1971) with First Printing stated. It has been reprinted many times subsequently.
Description: This juvenile book tells the story of six treasure wrecks: the “Lutine”, the “Egypt”, William Phips and the “Concepcion”, the “Niagara”, the “Hussar” and the Vigo Bay (Spain) galleons. It also has a chapter about the coins from the Philippine treasury dumped in Manila Bay during World War II.

The Week-End Treasure Hunter

#C-6780
Ryan, A.H.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Niagara, 1715 Fleet, Mel Fisher
Comments: Includes a short bibliography; maps; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 76
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by ATR Enterprises, Palos Verdes Peninsula, California (1968), in paperback. A second edition (stated) was published by ATR in 1971 in paperback with the addition of 11 pages.
Description: This pamphlet has one chapter on sunken treasure, most of which is about the “Niagara” bullion wreck in New Zealand and Mel Fisher’s salvage of the 1715 Fleet.

Treasure Hunter

#C-6620
Rieseberg, Harry E.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Niagara
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 260
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Robert M. McBride & Company, New York City (1945), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (stated) was also published in 1945. The National Travel Club, New York City, also published the book (marked First Edition…but it really isn’t) in 1945 in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket on this edition but there may have been one).
Description: This book tells the story of William Phips’ successful salvage of the Spanish galleon, “Concepcion”, off the Hispaniola coast in 1687. It also tells of the successful salvage of gold bars from the Royal Mail Steamer, “Niagara”, which sank off the New Zealand coast in 1940. Various other sunken treasures are also briefly mentioned. One of the more factual books that Rieseberg wrote.

Treasure Hunter

#C-6620
Rieseberg, Harry E.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Niagara
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 260
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Robert M. McBride & Company, New York City (1945), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (stated) was also published in 1945. The National Travel Club, New York City, also published the book (marked First Edition…but it really isn’t) in 1945 in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket on this edition but there may have been one).
Description: This book tells the story of William Phips’ successful salvage of the Spanish galleon, “Concepcion”, off the Hispaniola coast in 1687. It also tells of the successful salvage of gold bars from the Royal Mail Steamer, “Niagara”, which sank off the New Zealand coast in 1940. Various other sunken treasures are also briefly mentioned. One of the more factual books that Rieseberg wrote.