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Australasian Publishing Co., Sydney NSW Second Edition 1942. 17 black and white photographic half tone plates by J.M. (Beau) Leonard. The bullion carrier R.M.S. Niagara was mined off the New Zealand coast in June 1940, aboard she had eight tons of gold ingot. The gold was sealed in 265 pinewood boxes - two ingots to a box - The Bank of England commissioned salvage by the United Salvage Syndicate who used the old tramp steamer Claymore with a deep sea diving bell manned by chief diver Johnson, and a team of highly skilled deepwater divers - the bullion was recovered - all that is - minus one bar. Includes a newspaper clipping concerning the death of Captain James William Hed, the man in charge of the salvage. No dust jacket. Green cloth covered end boards. Nice condition. 271pp. 222 mm x 142 mm.