James P. Delgado

JAMES P. DELGADO is the President and CEO of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology. Dr Delgado is the author or editor of nearly thirty books, including Adventures of a Sea Hunter: In Search of Famous Shipwrecks, Lost Warships: An Archaeological Tour of War at Sea, Ghost Fleet: The Sunken Ships of Bikini Atoll, Pearl Harbor Recalled: New Images from the Day of Infamy and Khubilai Khan’s Lost Fleet: History’s Greatest Naval Disaster.Dr Delgado has led or participated in shipwreck expeditions around the world, including those of RMS Titanic, the discovery of Carpathia, the ship that rescued Titanic's survivors, the notorious “ghost ship” Mary Celeste, USS Arizona, the sunken fleet of atomic-bombed warships at Bikini Atoll, and the 1846 wreck of the United States naval brig Somers. Dr Delgado's active participation in the study and preservation of shipwreck sites includes membership in the International Commission on Monuments and Site (ICOMOS) committee on underwater cultural heritage. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers' Club.

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