Assessment and Significance of a World War II battle site: recording the USS Emmons using a High-Resolution DEM combining Multibeam Bathymetry and SfM Photogrammetry

Hironobu Kan, Chiaki Katagiri, Yumiko Nakanishi, Shin Yoshizaki, Masayuki Nagao, Rintaro Ono

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Abstract

The USS Emmons, a 106m US Navy Gleaves-class destroyer minesweeper that sank in 40m of water off Okinawa Island, Japan after kamikaze attack in 1945, is used as a case study for examining the history, multivocal significance, and heritage management of a World War II naval battle site. A baseline record of the site was made using an innovative method incorporating precise control points obtained from high-resolution multibeam echosounding bathymetry to generate 3D models using structure-from-motion photogrammetry. The 3D models produced can be used for sharing information about this underwater cultural heritage and for future in situ monitoring of the archaeological remains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-280
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography
  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Palaeontology

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