Centuries-old shipwreck discovered off North Carolina

TitleCenturies-old shipwreck discovered off North Carolina
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
JournalOcean News {&} Technology
KeywordsAUV Sentry (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle)

Scanning sonar from a scientific expedition has revealed the remains of a previously unknown shipwreck more than a mile deep off the North Carolina coast. Artifacts on the wreck indicate it might date to the American Revolution. Marine scientists from Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of Oregon discovered the wreck on 12 July during a research expedition aboard the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) research ship Atlantis. They spotted the wreck while using WHOI's AUV Sentry and the manned submersible Alvin. The team had been searching for a mooring that was deployed on a previous research trip in the area in 2012.