Documenting and Reconstructing the Hull Remains of Queen Anne's Revenge

Author(s): Annaliese Dempsey

Year: 2017


The wreck site of Blackbeard’s flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge, found in 1996, yielded a section of surviving hull structure that has yet to be fully studied.  The first stage in a long term research project was conducted in 2016, and involved the detailed recording of the framing timbers so far recovered from the wreck site.  The goal of this in-depth study is a full reconstruction of the vessel’s hull and rig, with a set of lines, construction drawings, and sail plans.  The preliminary results of this research will be presented, as well as the impact of 3D modeling techniques on the study of shipwreck timbers.  This project is being undertaken as dissertation research for a Ph.D. at Texas A&M University, and is part of the overall QAR Project research program being managed by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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Documenting and Reconstructing the Hull Remains of Queen Anne's Revenge. Annaliese Dempsey. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435681)


Spatial Coverage

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

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PaperId(s): 570