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LAND TORTOISE (radeau) Shipwreck Site

  • Moniker: North America's Oldest Intact Warship
  • Also Known As: The Land Tortoise Underwater Preserve Site
  • Sobriquet: The Lost Radeau
  • Also Known As: Wreck of the 1758 radeau LAND TORTOISE

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Vehicle
  • Vehicle Type: Boat



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1758/07/00 Designed by Captain Samuel Cobb, LAND TORTOISE is constructed by British and Colonial troops.
1758/11/22 LAND TORTOISE is skuttled for planned future retrieval.

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Particulars for LAND TORTOISE (radeau) Shipwreck Site:
Boat Type 18th Century radeau (warship)
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Vehicle Type Boat
Cultural Affiliation Euro-American
Military Event French and Indian War
Boat Use Gunboat
Area of Significance Historic and non-aboriginal
Criteria Historic Event
Criteria Information Potential
Area of Significance Maritime
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Naval Facility
Owner State
Sight Category Vehicle

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 10th July 1995

Registry Name: LAND TORTOISE (radeau) Shipwreck Site
Registry Address: Address Restricted
Registry Number: 95000819
Resource Type: Structure
Owner: State
Architect: Cobb, Samuel
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: 18th-c. radeau (warship)
Contributing Structures: 1
Non-Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination, Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military, Maritime history, Historic and non-aboriginal
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Information Potential
Cultural Affiliation: Euro-American
Significant Year: 1758
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Naval facility
Current Function: Landscape, Transportation
Current Sub-Function: Underwater Water-related

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