Diving for Science

#C-6380
Poole, Lynn

Library of Congress: 55-9550
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Looe, Florencia, Spanish Armada, 1733 Fleet
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 160
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Whittlesey House, New York City (1955), in hardback with a dust jacket. There were at least 8 subsequent printings of this book (which are noted with the copyright information).
Description: This adolescent book discusses the latest findings in the field of oceanography, and explains some of the physics of diving. It also includes a chapter on sunken treasure that briefly tells the story of the Spanish Armada shipwreck, “Florencia”, the “HMS Looe” and 1733 Fleet.

The Boy’s Book of the Sea

#C-5820
Monsarrat, Nicholas -editor

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Niagara
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 196
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Cassell and Company, London (1954), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second edition was published in 1954 and a third edition in 1960. A paperback version of the third edition was published by Piccolo, London (1978). The first US edition was published by Whittlesey House, New York City (1955), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published in the US by Whittlesey House in 1955.
Description: This juvenile anthology includes 21 stories about small boat voyages, the days of sail, pirates, exploration, adventure and shipwreck. It also includes the story of the salvage of gold bars from the Royal Mail steamer, “Niagara”, which sank during WWII off the coast of New Zealand.

Unlocking Adventure

#C-2390
Courtney, Charles

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Hampshire, Egypt, Lord Kitchener
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ 8.25″
Pages: 335
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Whittlesey House, New York City (1942), in hardback with a dust jacket. A British edition was published in 1951 by Robert Hale Ltd. in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This autobiography is about one of the world’s most famous locksmiths and safe crackers. The book tells how he opened the safe recovered off the “Egypt” and of his misadventures on a treasure salvage expedition to recover the gold from the British cruiser, “HMS Hampshire”.