Wrecks & Sunken Treasure

No author stated

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Mary Rose, Association, Hollandia, Abergavenny, Royal George, Florencia, Royal Charter
Comments: Very small pamphlet; brief bibliography; illustrated
Size: 3.25″ x 6″
Pages: 48
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Drive Publications, London (1972), in paperback.
Description: This very small pamphlet is a regional guide to some of Britain’s most famous shipwrecks. The description of the wrecks and treasure aboard is very brief. The ships include the “Mary Rose”, the “HMS Association”, the “Hollandia”, the “Earl of Abergavenny”, the “HMS Royal George”, the “Florencia”, and the “Royal Charter”.

A Narrative of the Loss of the Royal George at Spithead, August, 1782

No author stated

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Royal George
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 2.75″ x 4.5″
Pages: 109
Editions: The first edition was published by S. Horsey, Sen., Portsea, England (1840), in hardback. There were at least 6 subsequent editions. Some of the volumes were bound in wood salvaged from the wreck and were originally sold in wooden boxes, which were also made from the wreckage.
Description: This book relates eyewitness accounts of the sinking of the “HMS Royal George” in 1782 at Spithead, England. It also recounts various attempts to salvage the vessel in the 60 years following its demise, including Tracy’s attempt to raise the wreck in 1783 and Col. Pasley’s operations in removing the wreck during 1839-1840. The preface of the book is signed by J.S. (Julian Slight).