Image: Viktor Lyagushkin
Measuring the headboard on the shipwreck of the America
In this photograph, underwater archaeologist Roman Prokhorov measures the headboard on which the ship’s figurehead was mounted, with the information then used to help identify the wreck. The data collected here points to it being Russian Navy vessel the America, which was originally built in New York. How it ended up at the bottom of the Baltic is an interesting story.