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Archaeological Findings From The 2015 Survey of the Tanker SS Dixie Arrow

Author(s): Gregory Roach ; Frederick Engle ; Aaron Hamilton ; Tom Edwards ; Joseph C Hoyt ; Doug Van Kirk

Year: 2016

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Between May 22 – 29, 2015, the Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group collaborated with NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary to survey the wreck of the Dixie Arrow, an American tanker sunk in 1942 by the German submarine U-71.   Over this 7-day period, 13 divers mapped the nearly 500-foot-long contiguous wreck.  This paper will outline the methodology undertaken by the group, the challenges encountered in conducting the survey, and the key archaeological findings from the project.  Finally, one of the more significant products resulting from the survey - a map of the SS Dixie Arrow – will be examined and discussed from the overall context of the sport diving and maritime archaeological perspectives.

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Archaeological Findings From The 2015 Survey of the Tanker SS Dixie Arrow. Gregory Roach, Frederick Engle, Aaron Hamilton, Tom Edwards, Joseph C Hoyt, Doug Van Kirk. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434357)


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

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PaperId(s): 561

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America