Into the Unknown: The Wreck of the USS Peterson
E/V Nautilus dove on an sonar unknown target, thought to be a 500 foot-long shipwreck. After a survey of the vessel the Corps of Exploration successfully identified the wreck as USS Peterson (DD-969). Learn more about the vessel here.
This expedition focused on documenting the myriad natural and cultural resources that lie in U.S. waters for the joint National Geographic and 60 minutes television special, The Unknown America. Some exploration sites visited include brine pools, deep-water coral reefs, and several shipwreck sites. These include German U-boat U-166 & Robert E. Lee.