Phase II – August 18

Looking forward along the port side armor belt Stab meter on the exposed section of the turret NBC17 crew interviews Jeff Johnston Rough Seas, Good Vis We have been remiss. We have needed to remind you of the official web site for the Monitor Expedition. Please check out their site …

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Phase II – August 17

Waiting for the divers to surface from the dive Experts confirmed the artifact as a deck light Divers reboard the R/V Cape Fear after the dive Getting Into The Swing Of Things August 17, 1999 – The weather was absolutely superb, however, the current was about 1 to 2 knots …

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Phase II – August 16

Vector Averaging Current Meter Michael Ott during decompression Getting Into The Swing Of Things August 16, 1999 – The weather was cloudy and windy, but the seas were only 2 – 3 feet and the current was about 0.5 knots. The team assignments for today were: Captain, R/V Cape Fear …

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Phase II – August 15

Mike St. Germain during decompression Terrence utilizes oxygen during decompression Typical Hatteras Conditions August 15, 1999 – Chad Roberts, another Scientific Diver, arrived last night and was rotated in the team as a support diver today. The team assignments for today were: Captain, R/V Cape Fear – Dan Aspenleiter Principle …

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Phase II – August 14

Vector averaging current meter The glass floats that suspend the current meter Spotted dolphin investigates during decompression Another Successful Dive on the Monitor August 14, 1999 – The team assignments for today were: Captain, R/V Cape Fear – Dan Aspenleiter Principle Investigator – Dr. John Broadwater NOAA Historian – Jeff …

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Phase II – August 13

Possibly a deck light or a porthole Divers review video during a debriefing Divers fill gas cylinders for the next day’s dive Dive, Dive, Dive! August 13, 1999 – Another team member, Michael St. Germain, joined us last night, so we reassigned the teams and headed out at 0700 for …

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Phase II – August 12

Float ball The team go-carts Current 2, Divers 0 August 12, 1999 – Once again we headed out at about 0700 for the sanctuary. We made a small adjustment to the assigned postions for each member: Captain, R/V Cape Fear – Dan Aspenleiter Principle Investigator – Dr. John Broadwater NOAA …

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Phase II – August 11

The Mission Begins August 11, 1999 – With high hopes for a successful first day, we headed out this morning at 0715. We had assigned postions for each member: Captain, R/V Cape Fear – Dan Aspenleiter Principle Investigator – Dr. John Broadwater NOAA Historian – Jeff Johnston Diving Safety Officer …

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Phase II – August 10

Ken Johns fills cylinders for diving Kyle Creamer fills cylinders for diving Tune-ups Conclude August 10, 1999 – after 2 days on shore because of bad weather, we finally made it out to finish the tune-up dives. On the 8th and just in time to wait on shore with us, …

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Diving Into History

The battle The sinking The shot and shell from the CSS Virginia tore through the unarmored wooden hull of the USS Cumberland as if it was made of paper. Each shell that ripped into her unprotected interior carried with it huge splinters that dealt death and destruction in wholesale fashion. …

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