Graham Jessop (5 June 1957 – 1 November 2012) was a British commercial diver and marine archaeologist who has taken part in a number of important expeditions such as the 1999 discovery of the remains of the RMS Carpathia off the coast of Ireland.[1] Jessop subsequently purchased the Carpathia, so as to control access and protect it from private scavengers.[2]

Along with his father, Keith Jessop, he recovered the approximately $85,000,000 of gold bullion from HMS Edinburgh in 1981.[3]

In 2000, RMS Titanic Inc. named Jessop as the recovery manager of the wreck of the Titanic.[4]

He was born in Yorkshire and died from cancer.[5]


  1. ^ "Locating a Heroic Vessel: Marine Salvager Graham Jessop Locates Wreck of Carpathia", National Geographic, 2000-04-01 (URL last accessed 2007-02-28).
  2. ^ "Carpathia: The Most Famous Rescue Ship in the World", Excerpt: "RMS Titanic, Inc. salvor-in-possession of the legendary Titanic, announced today the acquisition of the wreck of the RMS Carpathia, 'the most famous rescue ship in the world'."., PR Newswire, 2001-06-21.
  3. ^ Klinger, Peter, "Salvage firm seeks £20m in flotation", The Times, 2006-05-02 (URL last accessed 2007-02-28).
  4. ^ "Jessop becomes Titanic supremo" Archived 27 January 2006 at the Wayback Machine, Telegraph and Argus, Opinion section, pp. 10, 10 June 2000 (URL last accessed 2007-02-28).
  5. ^ "Shipwreck diver Graham Jessop dies aged 55", Telegraph and Argus (URL last accessed 2021-03-02).