(July 3, 2001) U.S. Navy diver, Senior Chief Engineman Bill Staples from Somersworth, N.H., uses a hammer and chisel to free deck plating from the wreck of the USS Monitor. Staples and other Navy divers are working with archaeologists from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to salvage the main engine and other artifacts from the wreck to be preserved and later displayed at The Mariners Museum in Newport News, Va. The ship went down off the coast of Cape Hatteras, NC, in 1862 during a severe storm.
U.S. Navy Photo by Photographers Mate 2nd Class Petty Officer Eric Lippmann.
Published on May 23, 2013