Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark (Dalhousie University) will describe the findings of an August 2018 expedition to collect benthic and animal samples for toxicology, and document the wreck of HMS Raleigh, a Hawkins-class heavy cruiser launched in 1921 and lost in 1922 at the site of the most prominent lighthouse in Labrador, Point Amour. HMS Raleigh’s history and the legacy of her munitions resulted in a study of the presence of explosive compound residues in the marine ecosystem surrounding the wreck.
Presented by: Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 10 PM EST
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