CSS RICHMOND (2020 NAS Conference Presentation)

“Eight miles south of the City of Richmond Virginia, in a quiet section of the James River, lies one of the State’s most significant, yet unknown, historical artifacts, the wreckage of the Confederate States Navy Ironclad Steamram Richmond.  Now lying in approximately 38 feet of water, The Richmond’s short lifespan ended with her scuttling in April 1865 with the fall of the Confederate capitol.  This presentation, given to the Nautical Archaeological Society in the Fall of 2020 tells her story and of those who seek to find her secrets.”