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Denbigh Project 1999 Site Plan

During the 1999 field season, three test units were excavated on the Denbigh site.  These units were chosen to provide as much information as possible about the original construction of the ship, the condition of the wreck's structure today, and the condition of any cargo or other hull contents that might remain.   The three units selected were:

  • Test Unit 1, port side, aft of paddle wheels and engine room.  In the area of the foremost deckhouse, extending atwartship from the side shell plating to the centerline of the ship and down to the keel.
  • Test Unit 2, port side, about midway between the paddlewheels and the stem.  In the area of the main hold, extending atwartship from the side shell plating to the centerline of the ship and down to the keel.
  • Test Unit 3, port side amidships, immediately aft of the paddlewheels and directly over the vessel's port side diagonal engine.  Very brief excavation to confirm the presence of the engine and associated machinery.

A summary of the findings of the 1999 Denbigh field season will be added in the near future.

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Site plan showing test units (TUs) excavated in the 1999 field season.   Reconstructed hull plan
courtesy Robert Holcombe, Port Columbus Civil War Naval Center, Columbus, Georgia.


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What's New?

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"An Extremely Fast Boat" | The "Mobile Packet" | A "Bold Rascal" | Denbigh Today
Denbigh's Crew | The Erlanger Loan | Birkenhead-Built: An Unrivaled Legacy
Denbigh Primary Source Documents | Galveston During the Civil War | Denbigh, Clwyd, Wales
The U.S. Coast Survey and the Blockade, 1861 | The Ship's Library: Recommended Reading
Running the Blockade Into Galveston: A Personal Narrative | Denbigh Day-by-Day
Denbigh Portrait | Official Number 28,647 | Valve Chest Animation (300kb) | Investors
Links of Interest | Denbigh F.A.Q. | Denbigh's Engines | Denbigh's Boiler
Feathering Sidewheel


April 27-28 Side Scan Survey | May 7-10 Site Mapping
June 16-17 Sub-Bottom Profiling | Site Mapping, July 9-12, 1998 | Dive Trip, October 18-30, 1998
Underwater Images | 1999 Summer Field Season | Denbigh Site Plan
Jerry Williams Speaking Tour | Denbigh Project Benefit Dinner |
Denbigh Artifacts | 2000 Field Crew | 2000 Field Crew Photo Album |
The Denbigh Wreck Site: A Quicktime VR Panaorama
Connecting Rod Recovery, July 22-24, 2000 | Modeling a Shipwreck
Credits & Thank-Yous

J. Barto Arnold et al. 1998-2000, The Denbigh Project, World Wide Web,
Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University, E-mail: (  
Sunday, July 16, 2000 Revision.

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