From Who’s Afraid to Yo Solo : Results of the University of West Florida’s 2017 Maritime Archaeology Field School's survey for HMS Mentor.

Author(s): Andrew Van Slyke

Year: 2018

Summary

The Siege of Pensacola, fought in 1781, was the culmination of Spain's conquest of the British province West Florida during the American Revolutionary War. Associated with this event was the loss of HMS Mentor, formerly, the American-built Who’s Afraid. According to the vessel’s log, the 24-gun sloop of war was sent up "Middle River" to be scuttled and burned as Spanish General Don Bernardo de Gálvez led his troops into Pensacola Bay. Recently uncovered historical documents have led archaeologists to a new survey area and to changes in survey methodology. The results of the survey effort, put forth by graduate and undergraduate students of the University of West Florida’s 2017 Maritime Archaeology Field School, will be presented in this paper. 

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From Who’s Afraid to Yo Solo : Results of the University of West Florida’s 2017 Maritime Archaeology Field School's survey for HMS Mentor.. Andrew Van Slyke. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441630)

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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): 1027