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