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HAS MONTHLY MEETING March 22nd, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

"Steam Yacht Anona: History, Archaeology, and Looting of a Deepwater Shipwreck ” – Dan Warren

Dan Warren

Professional archeologist Dan Warren will present the program at the Thursday, March 22nd HAS meeting, highlighting his work as an underwater archeologist on deep water shipwrecks including the Steam Yacht Anona. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of Doherty Library Room 009 on the campus of the University of St. Thomas. The meeting is free of charge and open to the public.

Warren’s program will focus on the Steam Yacht Anona which was once a luxury yacht for millionaires but ended its days as a potato freighter when it foundered in the Gulf of Mexico in 1944. Anona lay undisturbed on the seafloor until it was located and incorrectly identified as a modern wreck in the 1990s. Not until 2002, was the wreck site re-discovered and correctly identified. In 2014 two archaeological investigations were carried out on the Anona shipwreck as part of a larger study examining the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on shipwreck sites. These investigations revealed new information about the site, including evidence of extensive looting activity that did extensive damage to the wreck site. This talk will outline the history of this unique ship as it went from luxury yacht to potato freighter and discuss the wreck's archaeology, including the evidence of looting.

Daniel Warren is a professional archaeologist with over 25 years of experience in the field. He is also a member of the Houston Archeological Society. Mr. Warren has training in both terrestrial and underwater archaeology, as well as, material cultural analysis. He is currently the Principal Investigator and Co-Owner of P&C Scientific, LLC, an archaeologic consulting company based in Houston. Before forming P&C Scientific, Mr. Warren worked at Oceaneering Intl., Inc. and C & C Technologies, Inc. interpreting high-resolution geophysical data for world-wide shipwreck investigations, oil and gas surveys, search and recovery operations, and cable route studies. He was part of the archaeological team that located and identified the German submarine U-166 in the Gulf of Mexico during 2001. In 2002, Mr. Warren verified the identities of the H.M.S. Ark Royal in the Mediterranean and the wreck of the steam yacht Anona in the Gulf of Mexico from AUV and ROV data. He was also the Principle Investigator for the 2003 archaeological investigations at the U-166 wreck site and for the 2009 Lophelia II Project’s shipwreck component. Mr. Warren is currently editor and a co-author of an upcoming publication examining several shipwrecks investigated during the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration’s 2012 Okeanos Explorer cruise.

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HAS Journals 134 thru 136 have now been scanned and are now available for free download. Please go to the HAS Journal Archive Section to view them.


HAS Journal No. 138 is now available. This is a Special Issue dedicated to Etruscan and Roman Archeology. Complimentary copies may be obtained by HAS members at the monthly meetings. Non-HAS members may purchase copies through Go to the HAS Journals Section for a link to the publication on the website. Alternatively, copies may be purchased at the HAS Monthly Meetings.

HAS REPORTS #28 (The Kellum-Noble House) and #29 (The Andy Kyle Archeological Collection) NOW AVAILABLE

The Houston Archeological Society has made available the HAS Reports #28(The Kellum-Noble House) and 29 (The Andy Kyle Archeological Collection)- These publications are available free to members of the Society. Members should make sure that they collect their copies of these reports at the next monthly meeting. If you wish to purchase additional copies then you can find them on You can find the appropriate links in our List section.

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