Saint John's Bahamas Shipwreck, Bahamas (c. 1550)

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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
  
The identity of this ship is unknown although it has been tentatively identified as the Santa Clara, a 300 ton nao that ran aground on the Little Bahama Bank in 1564i.  It was found in 1991 by St. John’s Expeditions, a treasure hunter company from Florida, and excavated by that company and the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society, under the direction of Corey Malcom and David Moore.   
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The identity of this ship is unknown although it has been tentatively identified as the Santa Clara, a 300 ton nao that ran aground on the Little Bahama Bank in 1564<sup>1</sup>.  It was found in 1991 by St. John’s Expeditions, a treasure hunter company from Florida, and excavated by that company and the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society, under the direction of Corey Malcom and David Moore.   
  
  
 
== Description of Site ==
 
== Description of Site ==
  
The site covers 150 m<sup>2/<sup>.  Along with several guns a wooden structure was found along 19.9m, formed mostly by the planking and several very eroded frames.  Fragments of the keel were also foundii.
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The site covers 150 m<sup>2</sup>.  Along with several guns a wooden structure was found along 19.9m, formed mostly by the planking and several very eroded frames.  Fragments of the keel were also found<sup>2</sup>.
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!Construction Feature!!Sided (cm)!!Molded (cm)
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|Frames
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|20
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|15.3*
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|Room and Space
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|48
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|Planking
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|20-30
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|5.8
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*Eroded

Revision as of 16:37, 3 December 2010


Background

The identity of this ship is unknown although it has been tentatively identified as the Santa Clara, a 300 ton nao that ran aground on the Little Bahama Bank in 15641. It was found in 1991 by St. John’s Expeditions, a treasure hunter company from Florida, and excavated by that company and the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society, under the direction of Corey Malcom and David Moore.


Description of Site

The site covers 150 m2. Along with several guns a wooden structure was found along 19.9m, formed mostly by the planking and several very eroded frames. Fragments of the keel were also found2.

Construction Feature Sided (cm) Molded (cm)
Frames 20 15.3*
Room and Space 48
Planking 20-30 5.8
  • Eroded
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