So Ends This Day

#C-8295
Williams, Captain Sir John

ISBN/ISSN: 095936711X
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Niagara
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 226
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Globe Press, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia (1981), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing was published by Globe Press in 1986, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This autobiography tells the story of the author’s exploits in the salvage industry.  The book devotes three chapters to the salvage of gold bars from the “RMS Niagara” during World War II.  The author led this successful effort.

Treasure – Man’s 25 Greatest Quests for Eldorado

#C-7780
Tompkins, B.A. -editor

SBN/ISSN: 0812908104
Library of Congress: 78-20676
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1554 Fleet, 1715 Fleet, Vigo Bay Galleons, Hussar, Lutine, Egypt, Merida, Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 253
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by Times Books, New York City and Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Ltd., Toronto (1979), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book recounts the facts and fantasies of treasure and treasure hunters from the plunder of Cortez through the search for Hitler’s gold after World War II. It includes chapters on the 1554 Fleet, the Vigo Bay galleons, the 1715 Fleet, the “Hussar”, the “Lutine”, the “Egypt”, the “Lusitania”, the “Merida”, and the “Concepcion”.

The Children’s Atlas of Lost Treasure

#C-6500
Reid, Struan

ISBN/ISSN: 0761302190
Library of Congress: 96-42453
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Mary Rose, Geldermalsen, Atocha, Mel Fisher, Awa Maru, Spanish Armada, Girona, Association, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Adolescent; includes a glossary; illustrated
Size: 9.5″ x 13″
Pages: 96
Editions: The first edition (First Published in the United States of America – stated) was published by the Millbrook Press, Inc., Brookfield, Connecticut (1997), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued) and in paperback.
Description: This well-illustrated adolescent book includes both sunken and buried treasures. Two pages each are devoted to the “Mary Rose”, the “Geldermalsen”, the “Atocha”, the “HMS Association”, the World War II Japanese ship “Awa Maru”, the Spanish Armada ship “Girona”, and ancient Mediterranean shipwrecks.

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”.

Exploring Shipwrecks

#C-5840
Morris, Keith and Peter Rowlands

ISBN/ISSN: 0831730951
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Rhone, Umbria, Royal Oak, Cristobol Colon
Comments: Illustrated; includes a glossary
Size: 8.75″ x 11″
Pages: 192
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Mitchell Beazley International Ltd., London (1988), in hardback with a dust jacket. The book was republished by Artists House, London (1993), in hardback with a dust jacket. A US edition was published by Gallery Books, New York City (no date), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This well-illustrated book tells the story of seven shipwrecks…from ancient times to modern times. The wrecks include: An Etruscan wreck off the coast of Italy; the Royal Mail Steamer, “Rhone”; Great Lakes (US) shipwrecks; the “Umbria” in the Red Sea; the battleship, “HMS Royal Oak”; the “Cristobol Colon” off the coast of Bermuda; and the World War II wrecks in Truk Lagoon.

Hidden Treasures

#C-5760
Melegari, Vezio

ISBN/ISSN: 000100168X
Library of Congress: 72-1893
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Rommel, Vigo Bay Galleons, Egypt
Comments: Adolescent; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7.25″ x 10.25″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by Collins Publishers, London and Franklin Watts, New York City (1972), in hardback with a pictorial binding.
Description: This adolescent book overviews some of the more famous lost treasures, and includes one chapter on “Treasures of the Deep”. It tells of the “Egypt” salvage in the 1930s; the attempted salvage of the galleons sunk at Vigo Bay, Spain; and the search for Rommel’s lost World War II treasure in the waters off Corsica.

Diving for Gold

#C-5598
McGilvray, Elizabeth Ann

ISBN/ISSN: 0478055897
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Niagara
Comments: Juvenile; pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 7″ x 9.5″
Pages: 28
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Learning Media, Ministry of Education, Wellington, New Zealand (1992), in paperback.
Description: This juvenile pamphlet is the story of the salvage of gold bars from the steamer, “Niagara” during World War II.

The Second Underwater Book

#C-5569
McDonald, Kendall -editor

ISBN/ISSN: 720700132
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Association, De Liefde
Comments: Anthology; illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 8.75”
Pages: 224
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Pelham Books Ltd., London (1970), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description:
This anthology includes a wide range of diving-related topics.  Two chapters tell of the wreck and salvage of the “HMS Association” off the Isles of Scilly in 1707 and the “De Liefde”, which sank in 1711 off the Skerrie Islands.  The chapter about the “HMS Association” is written by Richard Larn, while the chapter about the “De Liefde” is by Alan Bax.   The book also has stories about diving World War II wrecks, salvaging lead ingots and elephant tusks, exploring sunken cities in the Holy Land, and photographing creatures of the sea.

Niagara’s Gold

#C-5520
Maynard, Jeff

ISBN/ISSN: 0864177666
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Niagara
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 160
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, NSW, Australia (1996), in paperback. The book was reprinted (stated) in 1996.
Description: This book tells of one of the great underwater treasure recoveries of World War II, in which hard hat divers recovered eight tons of gold bullion from a sunken liner in 438 feet of water near New Zealand.

Battleground Atlantic

#C-1422
Billings, Richard N.

ISBN/ISSN: 0451217667
Library of Congress: 2005028562
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: I-52, World War II
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.25”
Pages: 311
Editions: The first edition (First Printing – stated) was published by the New American Library, New York (2006) in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description:
This book tells the story of the transfer of precious metals and technology by submarine between Germany and Japan during World War II.  It includes the author’s search for the Japanese submarine, I-52, that was supposedly carrying a cargo of gold bullion to Germany at the end of World War II.  While the author succeeded in finding the I-52 and investigating the debris field with a mini-sub  18,000 feet below the surface, technical problems, weather problems, and a dispute with the investor eliminated any chance for salvaging the cargo.