On Wednesday and Thursday, March 16 and 17, the Institute of Maritime History assisted NHHC and Phoenix International Holdings, a SUPSALV contractor, in deploying a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) and an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), two types of small, unmanned submarines, to take sonar and video images of the USS Tulip wreck. Tulip was a US Navy gunboat that sank with heavy loss of life in a boiler explosion in 1864. IMH is a non-profit society that is based at Tall Timbers Marina and conducts underwater archaeological reconnaissance and research for
A revised preliminary report is attached for the Mount Vernon project, 24 April - 1 May 2010. The formal, detailed report will follow in due course.
Weeather willing, Roper will sail from Tall Timbers for Florida on Saturday, 22 May, and arrive at St.Augustine around 27 May. She will be on loan to LAMP throughout June for field work and a field school.
Dan Lynberg's Reflections and Dave Howe's Roper at Mount Vernon, during a quiet moment between scanning runs.