This project came about while I was laid up for six weeks recovering from surgery. My IPAD got a lot of use during that time and between Netflix episodes of Mad Men I pursued my interest in studying Tybee Roads, the long stretch of navigable water that allows ships to enter the Savannah River. I use a charting software called Simple Charts (Derek Trauger & Assoc.) . It is really great software and it gives the location of wrecks and obstructions and as a side benefit, information about these wrecks. This is where I saw the Carrier Dove info by Dr Spence of Shipwrecks Incorporated. My interest was peaked and I then discovered the wonderful Wikipedia article about her with the contributions of several people:
Cutler, Carl C. (1960). Greyhounds of the Sea. Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute. pp. 281–282, 311, 440, 442, etc
Howe, Octavius T; Matthews, Frederick C. (1986 reprint of 1926-1927 ed.). American Clipper Ships 1833-1858. Volume 1, Adelaide-Lotus. New York: Dover Publications. pp. 51–52. ISBN 978-0-486-25115-8. ~~The Law times reports: containing all the cases argued ... Vol 8. Salvage awards, p. 402 "Vessels/Voyages That Delivered Locomotives to California and Oregon, 1850-1869, Listed in Order of Arrival". Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum. 2002. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
Below is the information from my charting software of Dr Spence's discovery of the wreck:
CARRIER DOVE Longitude: -80. Latitude: 31.**-** Details: H9865/80--17-18FT DEPTHS IN VICINITY. (UPDATED 5/94 RWD) CL1189/85--DR. E.L. SPENCE, SHIPWRECKS INC., A WRECK WAS LOCATED WITH A KLEIN HYDROSCAN 531-T SIDE SCAN SONAR APPROX. 3NM OFF TYBEE IS. GEORGIA IN APPROX. POS. LAT 31.**-** IT HAS BEEN TENTATIVELY IDENTIFIED AS THE BRITISH SHIP CARRIER DOVE WHICH WAS LOST MARCH 3,1876 IN 16FT DEPTHS.(ENT 6/89 MJF) LNM52/85(12/24/85)--7TH CG DIST; DANGEROUS SUBM WK PA LOCATED APPROX. POS. LAT 31-**-**N, LONG 80-**-**W(NAD27). (ENT 6/89 MJF) H10577/94--OPR-G115; CARRIER DOVE (SUBM 10FT AT MLLW), DIVER-MOD-3 GAUGE, DIMENSIONS COINCIDE WITH AMERICAN LLOYDS DATA. POOR VISIBILITY, DIVERS LOCATED TWO POSTS, PROBABLY RIBS, WHICH EXTENDED APPROX 15 FT OFF BOTTOM. POSITION GIVEN IN LAT 31-**-**N, 80-47-46.66W. (UPDATED 8/95 RWD) DESCRIPTION **** LORAN-C RATES: 7980-Y-45609.1, 7980-Z-61294.9 **** AMERICAN LLOYDS (1872): REPORTED CARRIER DOVE WITH A DRAFT OF 21FT AND 1615 TONS; 217FT L; 41.8FT W; TWO-DECKED VESSEL; BUILT AT BALTIMORE, MD IN 1855; NO CARGO NOTED; TRAVELING IN BALLAST. I have purposely left some of the coordinates out for the security of the wreck site.