Ship’s Equipment, Fittings, and Rigging Components from the Storm Wreck

Author(s): Eden Andes

Year: 2016


This paper addresses ship’s equipment, fittings, and rigging found on the late 18th century Storm Wreck off the coast of St. Augustine, Florida. Components of standing and running rigging are discussed along with the ship’s bell, lead deck pump, bricks, fasteners, and ballast. Rigging components recovered include an intact deadeye with iron stropping, another deadeye strop, a possible chainplate, and a variety of iron hooks and hanks. The lead deck pump was found bent and hacked from its original position in order to throw it overboard in an attempt to refloat the ship after it ran aground. A pump valve, either from the deck pump or the ship’s bilge pump, was also recovered and is undergoing conservation. The ship’s bell, including its clapper and entire wooden headstock, was recovered intact and is also discussed. Bricks found on the site are believed to have lined the hearth in the ship’s galley.

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Ship’s Equipment, Fittings, and Rigging Components from the Storm Wreck. Eden Andes. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434993)

Spatial Coverage

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 820