The Akko 1 shipwreck, Israel: The first two seasons

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The Akko 1 shipwreck was found in 4 m of water inside the ancient harbour of Akko (Acre), 250 m from the ancient wall, with its stern touching a submerged rampart. The dense framing-pattern and relatively thin planking, the extensive use of oak and the origin of the timber, suggest that this is the remains of a small armed ship or auxiliary vessel built in the Eastern Mediterranean. The ship has been provisionally dated to the late-18th or early-19th century, the late Ottoman period. The finds testify to its involvement in one of the naval campaigns at Akko.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-57
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009


  • Acre
  • Akko
  • Ottoman
  • Shipwreck
  • St Jean d'Acre

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Paleontology


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