Matters of Steel: Examining the Deterioration of a World War II Merchant Shipwreck

Author(s): Kara D Fox

Year: 2015

Summary

Between May 24th and June 1st, 2014, NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary collaborated with the Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group to survey and map the merchant shipwreck Caribsea, a freighter sunk off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in 1942 by the German submarine U-158. The data acquired from this project was instrumental in a study designed to illustrate and interpret site formation processes affecting World War II ferrous-hulled merchant shipwrecks. This paper will outline the results of the research to-date, including the historical context of Caribsea, the archaeological methodology undertaken, and finally the application of the subsequent site plan in the development of 3D multi-stage deterioration models. 

Cite this Record

Matters of Steel: Examining the Deterioration of a World War II Merchant Shipwreck. Kara D Fox. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433773)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 223