About the Whiting Project
The search for Arrow / HMS Whiting was started by Michael P. Higgins, Camden County (Georgia) War of 1812 Historical Commission, as a way to mark the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Michael and John Weiss started researching the ship and additional research was undertaken by Judy Wood, James Kochan and George Barnes. The project was taken up by the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) first by Ian Barefoot and then by Mark Beattie-Edwards with the help of John Buckingham at the Padstow Museum along with Malcolm McCarthy and Brian Chapman in Padstow.
The geophysical survey was planned and post-processed by Peter Holt from 3H Consulting Ltd using Site Recorder software. The work was undertaken by Peter, Mark from the NAS and Kevin Camidge of CISMAS using the charter boat Lady Mary skippered by Jim West. The geophysical survey fieldwork was funded by the NAS.
The targets were first dived by Kevin Camidge, Allen Murray, Sarah Dashfield, Martin Davis, Malcolm Holden, Matt Cass and Greg Knapton with Peter Holt as dive supervisor from the boat Atlantic Diver skippered by Chris Lowe. Funding for this phase of the project was provided by ProMare UK.
The Whiting Project is funded by ProMare UK and the Nautical Archaeology Society and supported by Geosa Ltd., CISMAS and the Padstow Museum.
Photographs and images on this web site are courtesy of the project team, Padstow Museum, Matt Cass, Mallory Haas, James L. Kochan and Malcolm McCarthy with charts and plans from the Site Recorder digital archive.
For contact information about the organisations mentioned above please see the Links page
The picture on this page is of a timber plank just uncovering from the sands of the Doom Bar