The Wreck Of The Submarine USS H1 SEAWOLF At Baja California, Mexico

Author(s): Roberto Junco; Kotaro Yamafune; George Schwarz

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Technology in Terrestrial and Underwater Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

In 2016 an expedition located the wreck fo the Submarine H1 Seawolf in the Pacific coast of Baja California, Mexico, after rumors of fishermen extracting brass objects in the area. The wreck is the only known submarine wreck in mexican waters. This submarine from WWI sank in 1920, and work to rescue the wreck at the time failed leaving for almost 100 years the wreck undisturbed. In 2018 archaeological work was carried out to do photogrammetry of the site to have a precise recording of the wreck and assess site deterioration in the future as well as to share the site with the general puiblic. This presentation talks about the history of the submarine, the state of the site and the recording of the site with photogrammetry. 

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The Wreck Of The Submarine USS H1 SEAWOLF At Baja California, Mexico. Roberto Junco, Kotaro Yamafune, George Schwarz. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449151)

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Submarine H1 Photogrammetry

Geographic Keywords

Temporal Keywords
Historical Period

Spatial Coverage

min long: -117.122; min lat: 14.551 ; max long: -86.739; max lat: 32.718 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 460