Shipwreck Stories

Venter, Al J. and Friends

ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-4853-0040-3
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: South Africa shipwrecks; Dodington, Santo Antonio de Tanna, Reijgersdaal, Birkenhead, Joanna, Bredenhof
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.75” x 6”
Pages: 426
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Protea Books, Pretoria, South Africa (2014), in paperback.
Description: This book tells the story of 30 shipwrecks off the South Africa coast, modern and ancient, and their salvage.  It includes a chapter each about the “Dodington”, the “Santo Antonio de Tanna”, the “Reijgersdaal”, the “HMS Birkenhead”, the “Johanna”, and the “Bredenhof”.  Many artifacts are illustrated and diving instructions are described for some of the wrecks.
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Shipwrecks & Salvage in South Africa – 1505 to the Present

Turner, Malcolm

ISBN/ISSN: 0869773879
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Meeresteijn, Reijgersdaal, Grosvenor
Comments: Includes a bibliography; includes an alphabetical, a chronological and a geographical listing of South African shipwrecks; illustrated
Size: 8.75″ x 11.25″
Pages: 224
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by C. Struik, Cape Town, South Africa (1988), in hardback with a dust jacket.  A second printing was published by New Holland/Struik in 1999 in hardback with a dust jacket, which is still in print.
Description: This book details virtually all the known shipwrecks in South Africa. It includes chapters on shipbuilding, the causes of shipwrecks, cargos, survivals, and salvage methods. It also tells of some of the treasure hunts and salvage operations resulting from African shipwrecks, including the stories of the “Meerestein”, “Reigersdaal” and “Grosvenor”.