This page contains photos of the Monterrey Shipwreck (Site 15577), collected during the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Gulf of Mexico 2012 expedition. Click on any image to view a larger version and for additional information.
(HR) = "High Resolution" images available.
NOAA's Seirios Camera Platform images the Little Hercules ROV and an anchor inside the bow of the shipwreck. (HR)
A cluster of large of artifacts near the center of the ship contains three artillery pieces, an anchor, and smaller objects. (HR)
The ship’s iron stove rests on the edge of a lead sheet placed underneath to protect the wooden ship from catching on fire. (HR)
While most of the wooden hull has long since disintegrated from the shipwreck, a copper shell that retains the form of the ship. (HR)
An unexpected resident on the site is a tube worm more commonly associated with gas seeps in the Gulf of Mexico. (HR)
Wooden portions of this octant are now largely consumed but brass pieces are in situ and articulated. (HR)
Details on trigger guards and firing mechanisms suggest these are British arms called “Brown Bess” muskets (HR)
Two clusters of muskets found on the wreck in an arrangement suggesting they were stowed together. (HR)
NOAA's Seirios Camera Platform images ROV Little Hercules hovering over artifacts near the stern. (HR)