Routine Expedition: Using Intra-Agency Partnerships to Manage U.S. Navy Sunken Military Craft

Author(s): Heather Brown

Year: 2018

Summary

Long-term management of underwater sites entails recurrent condition assessments that can be costly on a limited budget. Monitoring the vast collection of Navy sunken military craft in U.S. waters is a challenging task that has recently been supported through partnerships within DON utilizing the broad range of Navy’s expertise and resources. In a cooperative project, Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 has teamed up with Naval History and Heritage Command’s Underwater Archaeology Branch to fulfill periodic dive training requirements by diving on Navy sunken military craft along the northern Atlantic coast, collecting sonar and video data of these protected wreck sites. Recent visits to USS San Diego, USS Bass, USS Blenny, USS Jacob Jones, and USS S-5 highlight the benefits of utilizing Navy training opportunities to support cultural resource management.

Cite this Record

Routine Expedition: Using Intra-Agency Partnerships to Manage U.S. Navy Sunken Military Craft. Heather Brown. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441247)

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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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 542