As follow up to the 2010 mission, the French Navy (Marine Nationale) once again provided substantial support to the project, with the mine hunter Cassiopeé dedicating 10 days to investigate some of the targets found on the 2010 expedition. Equipped with a team of divers and a Remotely Operated Vehicle , the Cassiopeé crew investigated 30 targets, but none of them were the elusive BHR. The BHR project is proving to be an outstanding international collaboration between our two countries that share such an important maritime heritage.
Summer – US Navy
During the 2011 BHR mission, some USN deep diving records were set in the North Sea! This mission was to investigate and classify targets
found in 2010. With substantial U.S. Navy support, the team had the benefit of two Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, a side scan sonar and magnetometer. But most importantly, a team of 24 divers was on board to get a hands-on look at some of the targets. A midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy also participated in the mission. We investigated and ruled out 23 more sites, and next year will return for another survey.
We wish to thank our wonderful donors and the following collaborators for their support in this search for one of the Navy’s own: