NHHC Participates in Archaeological Survey of Suspected USS Revenge Site

Dec. 21, 2015 | By Blair Atcheson, Heather Brown and George Schwarz, Ph.D, Naval History and Heritage Command
Naval History and Heritage Command's Underwater Archaeology Branch participated in a follow-up survey on a suspected War of 1812 vessel off the coast of Watch Hill, R.I. Dec. 7-8, 2015. Below are photos and information about the expedition.

 

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VIRIN: 210624-N-ZY259-2643

NHHC archaeologists Blair Atcheson, Heather Brown, and George Schwarz, Ph.D., joined local divers Charlie Buffum and Craig Harger who, along with Mike Fournier, discovered the wreck in August 2005.

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VIRIN: 210624-N-ZY259-2662

The objective of the project was to collect archaeological remote-sensing data over a site tentatively identified as Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's schooner USS Revenge.
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VIRIN: 210624-N-ZY259-2670

It was more than two centuries ago when the Revenge hit a reef and sunk just off the coast of Rhode Island. The schooner ran aground on Jan. 9, 1811 while returning to New London.
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VIRIN: 210624-N-ZY259-2695

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VIRIN: 210624-N-ZY259-2688

For more information about the survey, check out this story here.

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VIRIN: 210624-N-ZY259-3299