The Water World

#C-7935
Van Dervoort, Prof. J. W.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Royal George, William Phips, Concepcion, Lutine, Vigo Bay Galleons
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6” x 8.5”
Pages: 512
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Acme Publishing House, Chicago (1884), in hardback with pictorial boards (no dust jacket issued).  Many editions were subsequently published by the Union Publishing House, New York City, in hardback.
Description:
This is a book about all aspects of the sea: its inhabitants, currents, tides, waves, mysteries, and the mechanical devices to explore it.  One chapter, ‘Treasure Recovered from the Deep’, includes the stories of the “Royal George”, William Phips and the “Concepcion”, the “Lutine”, and the Vigo Bay wrecks.

The Loss of the Royal George

#C-7886
Uden, Grant

ISBN/ISSN: 0356031101
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Royal George
Comments: Includes a glossary; illustrated
Size: 5″ x 7.5″
Pages: 96
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by MacDonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., London (1970), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book describes the history and sinking of the “HMS Royal George” in 1782 near Portsmouth, England…and the subsequent salvage of cannon, timber, metals and artifacts from the ship in the 60 years following.

History Under the Sea

#C-5630
McKee, Alexander

ISBN/ISSN: 090864107
Library of Congress: 69-20307
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Matanceros Wreck, Royal George, Vasa, Mary Rose, 1715 fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7.5″ x 10″
Pages: 342
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., London (1968), in hardback with a dust jacket. A US edition (First Published in the USA – stated) was published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York (1969) in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is an overview of the world’s more significant underwater archaeological excavations and treasure recoveries. Includes “El Matanzero”, the “HMS Royal George”, “Vasa”, the “Mary Rose”, and the 1715 Fleet. Many other wrecks are briefly mentioned.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Royal George

#C-4298
Johnson, R.F.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Royal George
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 201
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Charles Knight & Co. Ltd., London (1971), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book recounts the sinking of the “HMS Royal George” in 1782 off Southsea (UK) and analyzes the cause of the disaster, which happened in calm waters. There is one chapter that describes the salvage of the ship in 1834 by John Deane, and then more extensively in 1839 by Charles Pasley (who recovered lumber and cannons while clearing the channel of the wreck).

Lost at Sea – True Stories of Disaster

#C-3805
Harris, John

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Hampshire, Royal George, Grosvenor, Lutine, Florencia, Spanish Armada, Association, Roland Morris, Colossus
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9.5″
Pages: 244
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Methuen London, (1990), in hardback with a dust jacket. Guild Publishing, London, also published a hardback edition (with a dust jacket) in 1990. A paperback edition was published by Mandarin Paperbacks, London, in 1991.
Description: This book describes mostly modern shipwrecks, although it does have a fairly lengthy chapter on treasure wrecks, including specific sections on the “HMS Royal George”, the “Grosvenor”, the “HMS Lutine”, the “Florencia”, and the “HMS Hampshire”. Additionally, there are several pages about the “HMS Association”, “HMS Colossus”, and Roland Morris.

Treasure Hunt

#C-2918
Earle, Peter

ISBN/ISSN: 9780413776389
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion; William Phips, Thetis, Vigo Bay Galleons, Merchant Royal, Atocha, Santa Margarita, 1622 Fleet, Maravillas, Florencia, Vasa, Campen, Charles, Jesus Maria del la Limpia Concepcion, Santo Christo de Castello, Guinea Frigate, San Jose, Slot ter Hooge, Vansittart, Meresteijn, Princess Louisa, Dodington, Hollandia, Royal Anne Galley, Gran Grifon, Edinburgh, Adelaar, Anna Catharina, tVliegent Hart, Triumphant, Royal George, Hartwell, Abergavenny, Maracaibo
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.5”
Pages: 383
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Methuen Publishing Ltd., London (2007), in hardback with a dust jacket.  A paperback edition was published by Methuen in 2008.  A US edition (First US Edition – stated) was published by Thomas Dunne Books, New York City (2008) in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is about the early days of professional sunken treasure hunting (1687-1830s)…beginning with William Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion” and ending with development of a “modern” diving suit.  It is significant to the treasure hunter because it specifies what treasure was reportedly aboard a multitude of shipwrecks and what was actually recovered between 1687 and the 1830s.

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.

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”.

Early Divers

#C-2412
Cowan, Zelide

ISBN/ISSN: 0952060507
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Lethbridge, Vasa, Abergavenny, tVliegent Hart, Royal George, Florencia, Gran Griffon, Spanish Armada, Hollandia, Mary Rose, Hartwell, De Liefde
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.25″
Pages: 102
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Treasure World Publishing, Norfolk, England (circa 1985), in paperback.
Description: This is book is about early divers who salvaged sunken ships and the equipment they used, including the diving bell, underwater chambers, and early hard-hat suits. It includes a chapter about John Lethbridge, and mentions a number of early attempts to salvage treasure wrecks, including: William Phips and the salvage of the “Concepcion”, the “Vasa”, the “Earl of Abergavenny”, the “tVliegent Hart”, the Spanish Armada galleons “Florencia” and “Gran Griffon”, the “Hollandia”, the “Mary Rose”, the “Hartwell”, the “De Liefde”, and the “HMS Royal George”.

The Infernal Diver

#C-1410
Bevan, John

ISBN/ISSN: 0950824216
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Mary Rose, Royal George, Enterprise
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x12″
Pages: 314
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Submex Ltd., London (1996), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This huge book documents the story of John and Charles Deane, the true inventors of the hard hat diving helmet, and their exploits in salvaging shipwrecks in the early 1800’s. It includes the “Mary Rose”, the “HMS Royal George” and treasure salvage on the “Enterprise”. While this book is first and foremost about the early days of diving, it should also appeal to the treasure and underwater archaeology enthusiast.