Mr. Delgado is director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and cohost of National Geographic International television's The Sea Hunters. He receives the 2003 Naval History Author of the Year award at the 130th Annual Meeting of the U.S. Naval Institute on 31 March 2004.

Articles by James P. Delgado

Shooting Down the Kamikaze Myth

Text and Photography by James P. Delgado
June 2003
A well-known undersea explorer presents evidence—including the image at right of samurai Takezaki Suenaga before the stone wall at Hakata Bay —that the Japanese defeat of Kublai Khan’s (above) “Mongol ...

Curiosity at the Crossroads

By Vice Admiral Jerry Miller, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2006
The atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll 60 years ago—the first of which, code-named Test Able, artist Grant Powers captured in dramatic sequence—gave ominous clues concerning what the Manhattan Project ...
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'Missing and Presumed Lost'

By James P. Delgado
August 2016
Eternal Father, strong to save,Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deepIts own appointed limits keep;Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,For those in ...
After the Sub Marine Explorer was abandoned on a Panamanian island beach in 1869, her identity was eventually forgotten by the locals. By 2000 the historic 36-foot boat was rumored to be a Japanese two-man midget submarine.

A Pearl of a Discovery

By James P. Delgado
August 2010
In the waters off Panama's Isla San Telmo, the hulk of a largely forgotten American submarine stands as a testament to 19th-century innovation.

'Toward No Earthly Pole'

By James P. Delgado
April 2004
A team from National Geographic International television's The Sea Hunters recounts the Fox's search for the ill-fated Franklin Expedition.

Back to the Bay of Pigs

By James P. Delgado
April 2001
Forty years later, see how the Cuban government portrays the "First Great Defeat of Imperialism in Latin America.",","Y