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Shipwreck Research

Researching the history and location of shipwrecks involves library research, digging into books and magazines, talking to people who might know about the wrecks, and searching the Internet. For details on this subject, see our Shipwreck Research page.

The pictures below show some of the people, tools and techniques you will use in doing this research. Click on a picture to view a larger image in a new window; close the window to return here.

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Ask experienced
wreck divers 
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Talk with fishermen
in the area
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Visit libraries
and maritime museums
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Ask a librarian
to help you out
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Organize your thoughts
and hit the books
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Newspaper microfilms
are a great resource
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Newspaper articles can be
found on microfilm
and sometimes on the Web
Ship photos can be ordered
from museums, or found
in books, or on the Web
Visit museum vessels
such as the U-505 in Chicago
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More wreck info is appearing
on the Web every day
(Author's collection)
The Website Uboat.net
is one of many great
shipwreck research sites
We think our site
Wreckhunter.net is another
great research site

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