Battle of the Atlantic Expedition
Archaeology of an Underwater WWII Battlefield

Sept. 2016

How can archaeologists chart a World War II battlefield resting 700 feet down on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean? Maritime archaeologists from Monitor National Marine Sanctuary recently teamed up with the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Project Baseline, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the UNC Coastal Studies Institute and SRI International to use manned submersibles to survey shipwrecks from a World War II battlefield off the coast of North Carolina. Check out what they found in our video!

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Battle of the Atlantic: Archaeology of an Underwater World War II Battlefield

Exploring World War II's Battle of the Atlantic (pdf, 478 kb)

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