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The HMS Sussex Shipwreck Project (Site E-82): Preliminary Report

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Neil Cunningham Dobson, Hawk Tolson, Brian Lavery, C Richard Bates, Fernando Tempera, Jacqui Pearce

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In December 2005 and January 2006, Odyssey Marine Exploration conducted a comprehensive pre-disturbance survey and limited trial-trench excavation on a shipwreck near the Straits of Gibraltar as part of the HMS Sussex Shipwreck Project. The site, designated E-82, lies in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea at a depth of 821m in the Straits of Gibraltar.1 The research was undertaken within the framework of an agreement between the project sponsor, Odyssey Marine Exploration (OME), and the Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom (HMG), which has exercized its sovereign right to claim ownership of the wreck of HMS Sussex. The report introduces the technology utilized and the environmental and archaeological results obtained during the first deep-sea shipwreck excavation in the Mediterranean Sea. 2 © Odyssey Marine Exploration, 2010



Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOceans Odyssey
EditorsGreg Stemm, Sean Kingsley
Place of PublicationOxford
ISBN (Print)978-1-84217-415-9
StatePublished - 2010

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