Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Battle of the Atlantic Expedition

Morehead City, NC – The next stop in a long summer of back to back projects is a U-Boat expedition with some colleagues from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The team, largely comprised of maritime archeologist, is examining the Cape Hatteras area of the NC coast often referred to as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. The goal of the project is to documenting both the German U-Boats and some of their Allied casualties from WWII. The work began last year with mapping operations on three U-Boats – the U352, U85 and the U701. This year the team is focusing on a site called the Bedfordshire, a Brittish trawler sunk by the U352. My job is to document the submerged sites and work with Dave Conlin, Chief of the SRC, on corrosion potential measurements on selected sites. Due to logistical needs and scheduling, he and I have been chartering dive boats to visit the German subs. You can learn more about the project, the team and follow the expedition on the project blog at

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