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Initial Deepwater Archaeological Survey and Assessment of the Atomic Target Vessel US Independence (CVL22) (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only James Delgado. Kelley Elliott. Frank Cantelas. Robert Schwemmer.

A ‘cruise of opportunity’ provided by The Boeing Company, which wished to conduct a deepwater survey test of their autonomous underwater vehicle, Echo Ranger, resulted in the first archaeological survey of the scuttled aircraft carrier, USS Independence, in the waters of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in March 2015.  While a preliminary effort, and not comprehensive, the survey confirmed that a feature charted at the location was Independence, and provided details on the condition of the...