Copper sheathing covers the Moneterrey stern post and lower hull at the stern.
Copper Sheathing
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Copper sheathing covers the stern post and aft part of the lower hull of the Monterrey wreck. The rudder attached to the stern post has been twisted around to the left, or port, side, making it difficult to see in this image. This type of damage suggests the vessel impacted the seafloor stern-first, displacing the rudder. Two draft marks made of lead are visible on the stern post.

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