Twenty Years of Navy Shipwrecks--1996 to 2016!

Author(s): Robert S Neyland

Year: 2016


Underwater archaeology was officially incorporated into the US Navy with the creation of a dedicated Branch (UAB) at Naval Historical Center, now Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) in 1996. This presentation discusses the reasons that led to the creation of the Branch, the hurdles that had to be overcome and unique problems posed by Navy ship and aircraft wrecks, the UAB program's development and growth, and major achievements, as well as the outlook for the future. Prominent ship and aircraft wrecks that were an integral part of the UAB development. This list of wrecks includes  CSS Aabama, H.L. Hunley, the D-Day Normandy wreck assemblage, and a Torpedo Bomber Devastator and many others.

Cite this Record

Twenty Years of Navy Shipwrecks--1996 to 2016!. Robert S Neyland. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434298)

Spatial Coverage

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

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PaperId(s): 190