Photo and Video Log

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Videos

video highlights

video 3D Flyby
Video "flyby" of the U-576 created using the laser data. (Video)

video highlights

video Video Highlights
Highlights from over the course of the expedition. (Video)

Media Resources

During the very first dive of the expedition, scientists located and explored the German U-576.Media Resources
During the very first dive of the expedition, scientists located and explored the German U-576. (HR)

The conning tower of U-576 as viewed from the mini-sub.Media Resources
The conning tower of U-576 as viewed from the mini-sub. (HR)

A video frame grab of the stern cabin of the SS Bluefields.Media Resources
A video frame grab of the stern cabin of the SS Bluefields. (HR)

Joe Hoyt, Maritime Archaeologist with the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, documents the damage to U-576.Media Resources
Joe Hoyt, Maritime Archaeologist with the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, documents the damage to U-576. (HR)

A video frame grab of the bow of the SS Bluefields.Media Resources
A video frame grab of the bow of the SS Bluefields. (HR)

A first-person view of the launching of the mini-sub Nemo off the stern of the R/V Baseline Explorer, Project Baseline’s 150-foot research vessel.Media Resources
A first-person view of the launching of the mini-sub Nemo off the stern of the R/V Baseline Explorer. (HR)

Project Baseline's Nomad submerible is hoisted aboard R/V Baseline Explorer after resurfacing from a dive.Media Resources
Project Baseline's Nomad submerible is hoisted aboard R/V Baseline Explorer after resurfacing from a dive. (HR)

The 88mm deck gun of the U-576 was used for surface engagements and could fire a variety of shells from the watertight ready-ammunition locker which can be found forward of the gun on the port side.Media Resources
The 88mm deck gun of the U-576. (HR)

The aft section of the U-576's conning tower, also known as the wintergarten, which served as a platform for the 20mm anti-aircraft flak gun.Media Resources
The aft section of the U-576's conning tower, also known as the wintergarten. (HR)

Project Baseline's mini-sub Nemo prepares to dive.Media Resources
Project Baseline's mini-sub Nemo prepares to dive. (HR)

 

 

Mission Log Images

The wreck of the USS YP-389.Expedition Summary
The wreck of the USS YP-389. (HR)

Joe Hoyt (right) getting into a submersible.Expedition Summary
Joe Hoyt (right) getting into a submersible. (HR)

Mikael, Jason and Aimee (from left) discuss their work.Expedition Summary
Mikael, Jason and Aimee (from left) discuss their work. (HR)

Joe Hoyt (in red shirt) during the morning briefingExpedition Summary
Joe Hoyt (in red shirt) during the morning briefing. (HR)

Joe Hoyt and submersible pilot Robert Carmichael .Expedition Summary
Joe Hoyt and submersible pilot Robert Carmichael. (HR)

Joe Hoyt taking pictures of U-576.Expedition Summary
Joe Hoyt taking pictures of U-576. (HR)

The submersible shines light on U-576.Expedition Summary
The submersible shines light on U-576 (HR)

Wreck of the merchant vessel Bluefields.Expedition Summary
Wreck of the merchant vessel Bluefields. (HR)

Photomosaic of YP-389 wreck site.Expedition Summary
Photomosaic of YP-389 wreck site. (HR)

Pilot Randy Holt standing next to the Triton submersible.September 9
Pilot Randy Holt standing next to the Triton submersible. (HR)

Randy Holt piloting the Triton submersible.September 9
Randy Holt piloting the Triton submersible. (HR)

Artifacts seen while exploring a Roman ship wreck.September 9
Artifacts seen while exploring a Roman shipwreck. (HR)

Artifacts recovered from Roman ship wreck September 9
Artifacts recovered from Roman shipwreck. (HR)

U-576 deck guns and conning tower.September 9
U-576 deck guns and conning tower. (HR)

U-576 conning tower and grouper fish.September 9
U-576 conning tower and grouper fish. (HR)

Joe Mohorovic onboard the R/V Baseline Explorer.September 8
Joe Mohorovic onboard the R/V Baseline Explorer. (HR)

Light from the submersible reveal many fish.September 7
Light from the submersible reveal many fish. (HR)

GDifferent types of fish rely on the U-576 for habitat.September 7
Different types of fish rely on the U-576 for habitat. (HR)

Grouper congregate around the conning towerSeptember 7
Grouper congregate around the conning tower. (HR)

Lights from the submersible illuminate grouper.September 7
Silvery fish glide above the deck of the U-576. (HR)

Lights from the submersible illuminate several different types of grouper.September 7
Lights from the submersible illuminate several different types of grouper. (HR)

WWII veteran and Merchant Mariner Lou Segal.September 6
WWII veteran and Merchant Mariner Lou Segal. (HR)

Louis Segal in the U.S. Navy, ca. 1949.September 6
Louis Segal in the U.S. Navy, ca. 1949. (HR)

Louis Segal with Elizabeth TaylorSeptember 6
Louis Segal with Elizabeth Taylor. (HR)

German U-boat U-576 and crew.September 4
German U-boat U-576 and crew. (HR)

Kapitӓnleutnant Hans-Dieter Heinicke, commander of the U-576.September 4
Kapitӓnleutnant Hans-Dieter Heinicke, commander of the U-576. (HR)

U-576 at sea..September 4
U-576 at sea. (HR)

Crew of U-576 at watch in the conning tower.September 4
Crew of U-576 at watch in the conning tower. (HR)

U-576 crew members.September 4
U-576 crew members. (HR)

Diagram (top) and sonar image (below) of U-576.September 4
Diagram (top) and sonar image (below) of U-576. (HR)

U-576 crew members posing with their wives.September 4
U-576 crew members posing with their wives. (HR)

U-576 at the dock.September 4
U-576 at the dock. (HR)

Merchant vessel Bluefields.September 4
Merchant vessel Bluefields. (HR)

The wreck of U-576 lying on its starboard side.September 4
The wreck of U-576 lying on its starboard side. (HR)

Meredith Tanguay diving.September 3
Meredith Tanguay diving. (HR)

Meredith Tanguay in dive gear.September 3
Meredith Tanguay in dive gear. (HR)

Diving team's dive gear.September 3
Diving team's dive gear. (HR)

Dive team photo.September 3
Dive team photo. (HR)

A video frame grab of the stern of U-576.September 2
A video frame grab of the stern of U-576. (HR)

The conning tower of U-576.September 2
The conning tower of U-576. (HR)

Archaeologist Brandi Carrier aboard the R/V Baseline Explorer.September 2
Archaeologist Brandi Carrier aboard the R/V Baseline Explorer. (HR)

Merchant vessel Bluefields.September 2
Merchant vessel Bluefields. (HR)

GUE-Project Baseline diver and fish.September 1
GUE-Project Baseline diver and fish. (HR)

BOEM Archaeologist Willie Hoffman and pilot Randy Holt prepare for a submersible dive.September 1
BOEM Archaeologist Willie Hoffman and pilot Randy Holt prepare for a submersible dive. (HR)

The submersible is being lifted out of the water after a dive.September 1
The submersible is being lifted out of the water after a dive. (HR)

Archaeologist Joe Hoyt returns to the surface after a successful dive.August 31
Archaeologist Joe Hoyt returns to the surface after a successful dive. (HR)

NOAA Archaeologist Joe Hoyt documents the damage to U-576.August 31
NOAA Archaeologist Joe Hoyt documents the damage to U-576. (HR)

GUE-Project Baseline divers.August 31
GUE-Project Baseline divers. (HR)

GUE-Project Baseline diver.August 31
GUE-Project Baseline diver. (HR)

The German submarine U-576 at sea before sinking.August 30
The German submarine U-576 at sea before sinking. (HR)

The manned submersible NEMO containing a pilot and an archeologist .August 30
The manned submersible Nemo containing a pilot and an archeologist. (HR)

ULS 500 Pro Underwater Laser Scanner attached to the submersible.August 30
ULS 500 Pro Underwater Laser Scanner attached to the submersible. (HR)

Initial data from first pass laser scanning.August 30
Initial data from first pass laser scanning. (HR)

Coastal watches and warnings were issued for the coast of North Carolina as Tropical Depression 8 tracks to near the Outer Banks.August 29
Coastal watches and warnings were issued as Tropical Depression 8 tracks to near the Outer Banks. (HR)

One of the captains of the R/V <em>Baseline Explorer</em>, Larry Bennett, commandeers the ship.August 29
One of the captains of the R/V Baseline Explorer pilots the ship. (HR)

Shane Ziegler as he guides the submersible during dives.August 28
Shane Zigler as he guides the submersible during dives. (HR)

An anxious crowd awaits communication from Nemo.August 28
An anxious crowd awaits communication from Nemo. (HR)


Shane Ziegler on the bridge of the R/V Baseline Explorer.August 28
Shane Zigler on the bridge of the R/V Baseline Explorer. (HR)

The manned submersible is being lifted out of water after its dive.August 27
The manned submersible is being lifted out of water after its dive. (HR)

Mike Ruane, Washington Post staff writer, enters the manned submersible.August 27
Mike Ruane, Washington Post staff writer, enters the manned submersible. (HR)

Joe Hoyt, Monitor marine archeologist, onboard the manned submersible.August 27
Joe Hoyt, Monitor marine archeologist, onboard the manned submersible. (HR)

A submersible shines its lights on the wreck of U-576 lying on its starboard side.August 27
A submersible shines its lights on the wreck of U-576 lying on its starboard side. (HR)

A diver swims above the bow of the U.S.S Monitor.August 26
A diver swims above the bow of the USS Monitor. (HR)

Officers stand on the deck of the USS Monitor.August 26
Officers stand on the deck of the USS Monitor. (HR)

Project team members prepare the transponder pod.August 25
Project team members prepare the transponder pod. (HR)

Sandra Thornton assists with filtering water collected from the CTD.August 25
The transponder pod is lowered off the R/V Baseline Explorer. (HR)

Transponder pod successfully placed on the seafloor.August 25
Transponder pod successfully placed on the seafloor. (HR)

 

Images (Background Resources)

Triton submersibles will serve as the primary means of collecting data Mission Plan
Triton submersibles will serve as the primary means of collecting data. (HR)

Bluefin 12 AUV system that will be used for multibeam data collection. Mission Plan
Bluefin 12 AUV system that will be used for multibeam data collection. (HR)

Multibeam image of a school of fish above the seabed. Mission Plan
Multibeam image of a school of fish above the seabed. (HR)

Sample of laser quality data on a Great Lakes Shipwreck.Mission Plan
Sample of laser quality data on a Great Lakes shipwreck. (HR)

Laser Scanning systems integration with Project Baseline submersible. Mission Plan
Laser scanning systems integration with Project Baseline submersible. (HR)

Camera positions & dense point cloud model of a shipwreck. Mission Plan
Camera positions and dense point cloud model of a shipwreck. (HR)

R/V Baseline Explorer will serve as the support vessel and home of the explorer’s.Mission Plan
R/V Baseline Explorer will serve as the support vessel and home of the explorers. (HR)

Multibeam sonar image of the Battlefield remains.Mission Plan
Multibeam sonar image of the Battlefield remains. (HR)

Crew of U-576 at watch in the conning tower.KS-520 Attack
Crew of U-576 at watch in the conning tower. (HR)

Chilore is launched at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. in Alameda, California in 1922.KS-520 Attack
Chilore is launched at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. in Alameda, California, in 1922. (HR)

Bluefields as it was configured near the time of the attack.KS-520 Attack
Bluefields as it was configured near the time of the attack. (HR)

U-576 at seaKS-520 Attack
U-576 at sea. (HR)

Sonar image of U-576 wreck site.KS-520 Attack
Sonar image of U-576 wreck site. (HR)

Torpedoed Tanker Byron Benson burns off North Carolina’s coast after a U-Boat attack.The Battle of the Atlantic
Torpedoed tanker Byron Benson burns off North Carolina’s coast after a U-boat attack. (HR)

Survivors from torpedoed ship Chenango cling to wreckage off North Carolina The Battle of the Atlantic
Survivors from torpedoed ship Chenango cling to wreckage off North Carolina. (HR)

USCG Cutter Spencer deploying depth charges during the Battle of the AtlanticThe Battle of the Atlantic
USCG Cutter Spencer deploying depth charges during the Battle of the Atlantic. (HR)

Sonar Data showing U-576 and Bluefields as they currently rest on the seabedBattle Visualization
Sonar data showing U-576 and Bluefields as they currently rest on the seabed. (HR)

KS-520 Convoy Attack AreaBattle Visualization
KS-520 Convoy Attack Area. (HR)

A Triton submersible is outfitted with a host of lighting, sample collection, tracking/navigation, and camera support systemsTechnology
A Triton submersible is outfitted with lighting, sample collection, tracking/navigation, and camera support systems. (HR)

Global Underwater Explorer diver works in tandem with a manned submersibleTechnology
A Global Underwater Explorer diver works in tandem with a manned submersible. (HR)

The Baseline Explorer transports her crew, submersibles, divers and all the equipment requiredTechnology
The Baseline Explorer transports her crew, submersibles, divers, and all the equipment required. (HR)

U-576 at the dockBattlefield Archaeological Approach
U-576 at the dock. (HR)

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