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”.

Undiscovered

#C-8350
Wilson, Ian

ISBN/ISSN: 068807278X
Library of Congress: 86-73044
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Royal Charter, White Ship, Revenge, Golden Hind, Bonhomme Richard, Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria, Columbus
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 7″ x 10″
Pages: 192
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain -stated) was published by Michael O’Mara Books Ltd., London (1987), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition (stated) was published by Beech Tree Books/William Morrow and Company, Inc. (1987), in hardback with a dust jacket. The book was reprinted in 1993 by Chancellor Books, London, in hardback with a laminated pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This book is divided into 4 sections: Undiscovered Places, Undiscovered Graves, Undiscovered Wrecks and Undiscovered Treasure. The Undiscovered Wrecks section includes Henry I’s “White Ship”, Columbus’s ships, Sir Richard Grenville’s “Revenge”, Sir Francis Drake’s “Golden Hind”, John Paul Jones’s “Bonhomme Richard” and a wreck containing Greek statues. In the Undiscovered Treasure section, there is a chapter about the “Royal Charter”.

Watery Graves

#C-8255
Wilkinson, Carole

ISBN/ISSN: 0760849528
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Sea Venture, Royal Charter, Dodington, Mary Rose, Queen Anne’s Revenge, Whydah, William Phips, Concepcion, Douro, Vasa
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 5” x 7.75”
Pages: 96
Editions: The first edition was published under the title, “Phenomena” by Horwitz Martin, Sydney, Australia (1999) in paperback.  The first US edition was published by Sundance Publishing, Littleton, Massachusetts (2000), in paperback.
Description:
This educational juvenile book briefly describes quite a few treasure wrecks, along with pirates, marine archaeology, and some modern wrecks.  It includes the 1715 Fleet, the “Sea Venture”, the “Royal Charter”, the “Dodington”, the “Mary Rose”, “Queen Anne’s Revenge”, the “Whydah”, the  “Concepcion”, the “Douro”, and the “Vasa”.

Shipwreck

#C-6320
Platt, Richard

ISBN/ISSN: 0679885625
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Mary Rose, Ramillies, Royal Charter, Duoro, Spanish Armada, Hamilton, Vasa
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 8.75″ x 11.25″
Pages: 60
Editions: The first edition was published by Dorling Kindersley Limited, London (1997), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued). The first US edition (First American Edition – stated) was published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York City (1997), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued). Both volumes are part of the “Eyewitness Books” series.
Description: This well-illustrated adolescent book focuses on the archaeology of shipwrecks and includes brief overviews of the “Mary Rose”, the “Ramillies”, the “Royal Charter”, the “Duoro”, the Spanish Armada shipwrecks, the “Hamilton”, the “Vasa” and the “Titanic”.

Atlas of Ships Wrecks & Treasure

#C-6270
Pickford, Nigel

ISBN/ISSN: 1564585999
Library of Congress: 93-48856
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Egypt, Edinburgh, Girona, Concepcion, Vigo Bay Galleons, Whydah, Royal Charter, Central America, Flor do Mar, Spanish Armada
Comments: Includes a glossary, bibliography and shipwreck listing; illustrated
Size: 10.25″ x 12.5″
Pages: 200
Editions: The first edition was published by Dorling Kindersley, London (1994), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first American edition (stated) was published by Dorling Kindersley, New York City (1994), also in hardback with a dust jacket. There have been at least 5 printings of the US edition. An Australian edition was published by RD Press (1994), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This outstanding, large-size, coffee table book overviews the history and treasures of the more famous ships lost at sea from ancient times through World War II. It includes the “Whydah”, the “HMS Edinburgh”, the “Egypt”, the “Girona”, the Vigo Bay wrecks, the “Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion”, the “SS Central America”, the “Flor de la Mar”, and the “Royal Charter, among others. The author is the son of one of the former principals of the famous UK salvage company, Risdon Beazley Ltd.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Golden Wreck

#C-5620
McKee, Alexander

Library of Congress: 62-14030
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Royal Charter
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 221
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by the Souvenir Press Ltd., London (1961), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second revised edition (stated) was published in 1986 in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback version of the revised edition was published in 1988 by the New English Library. The first US edition (not stated) was published in paperback by Avon Books, New York City (1961). A US hardback edition (with a dust jacket) was published by William Morrow and Company, New York City (1962).
Description: This book tells of the horrific wreck of the steam clipper, “Royal Charter”, off Anglesey, England in 1859, and the subsequent salvage. The ship was carrying 370,000 English Pounds of gold, most of which has never been recovered.

The Golden Wreck

#C-5620
McKee, Alexander

Library of Congress: 62-14030
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Royal Charter
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 221
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by the Souvenir Press Ltd., London (1961), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second revised edition (stated) was published in 1986 in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback version of the revised edition was published in 1988 by the New English Library. The first US edition (not stated) was published in paperback by Avon Books, New York City (1961). A US hardback edition (with a dust jacket) was published by William Morrow and Company, New York City (1962).
Description: This book tells of the horrific wreck of the steam clipper, “Royal Charter”, off Anglesey, England in 1859, and the subsequent salvage. The ship was carrying 370,000 English Pounds of gold, most of which has never been recovered.

Life and Death on the ‘Royal Charter’ – The True Story of a Treasure-Ship Wrecked on Anglesey

#C-4048
Holden, Chris and Lesley

ISBN/ISSN: 9780954506629
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Royal Charter
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.75” x 9.25”
Pages: 288
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Calgo Publications, Higher Kinnerton, England (2009), in paperback.
Description: This book tells the story of the “Royal Charter”, which on its return from Australia ran into hurricane-force winds off the coast of England in 1859.  Pounded against the shore by the relentless force of the waves, the ship broke up with the loss of almost 500 lives and scattered close to 100,000 ounces of gold into the sea. Only a few men were saved that fateful night.  Apart from the large amounts of gold on the passengers themselves, the ship’s strongroom held over £300,000 in gold bullion, most of which has never been recovered. 

Historic Shipwrecks of Wales

#C-3380
Gater, Dilys

ISBN/ISSN: 0863812163
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Royal Charter, Rhossili Bay Wreck
Comments: Includes a short bibliography
Size: 4.75″ x 7.25″
Pages: 135
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Wales, UK (1992), in paperback.
Description: This book describes 20 shipwrecks off the coast of Wales, including a chapter about the wreck of the treasure-laden “Royal Charter” and a chapter on the “Dollar Ship”, also known as the Rhossili Bay Wreck.

Deep Diving and Submarine Operations

#C-2604
Davis, Robert H.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Telemaque, Florencia; William Phips, Concepcion, Vigo Bay Galleons, Grosvenor, Lutine, Thetis, Royal Charter, Hamilla Mitchell, Alphonso XII, Skyro, Oceana, Laurentic, Tubantia, Egypt, Niagara, Mary Rose, Royal George
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.75″ x 10″
Pages: 693
Editions: All editions have been published by Siebe, Gorman & Company Ltd., UK in hardback.  The first edition (1909), second edition (1917-18) and third edition (1918-1919) were published under the title of “Diving Scientifically and Practically Considered – A Diving Manual and Handbook of Submarine Appliances”. In the fourth edition (1935), the name was changed to, “Deep Diving and Submarine Operations – A Manual for Deep Sea Divers and Compressed Air Workers”. The fifth edition was published in 1951, the sixth edition in 1955, the seventh edition in 1962 and the eighth edition in 1981. A ninth edition was published in 1995 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Siebe Gorman company. This edition was produced as a two volume set in a slipcase, with each set being numbered.
Description: This is one of the great books on hard hat diving and includes numerous references to treasure ships (typically 1-5 pages in length each). A few of those described include the “Telemaque”, “Florencia”; William Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion”, the Vigo Bay wrecks, “Grosvenor”, “Lutine”, “HMS Thetis”, “Royal Charter”, “Hamilla Mitchell”, “Alphonso XII”, “Skyro”, “Oceana”, “Laurentic”, “Tubantia”, “Egypt”, “RMS Niagara”, “Mary Rose”, and “HMS Royal George”.