Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group

Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group

The Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group (BAREG) is dedicated to the respectful and accurate appreciation and documentation of Battle of the Atlantic wreck sites.

BAREG began in the summer of 2011 on the waters of the Potomac River.  During the surface interval and transit to and from the U-1105 wreck site, a group of like-minded divers with a passion for history and wreck diving decided to create a dive group dedicated to the respectful visitation and study of these pivotal battles and U-boat technology.  In 2012, the divers trained, dove together, invited more divers, and coalesced into the Battle of the Atlantic Research & Expedition Group (BAREG).

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  • Published On: September 5, 2023

    Ebb and Flow Chris Sweeney has stepped down from the Deputy Ops Coordinator position due to his decision to leave the madness of the Beltway behind. He will serve on as BAREG’s member representative in western New York State. Endless […]

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BAREG Donates U-boat Model to the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum

By |June 8, 2023|

BAREG has donated a detailed scale model of the U-1105 to the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and Historic Park.  The donation was made possible with funding from the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT). In 2020, BAREG was awarded a grant from MHT to conduct a survey of the U-boat [...]

  • SS Atlas Survey

BAREG Update 24 MAY 2023

By |May 24, 2023|

1. SS Atlas Survey We will resume our survey of the SS Atlas, 17-24 June. For divers already signed on, we are requiring a nominal $200.00 deposit for participating in the project. You can make your payment via paypal (remember to use the ’family/friends’ feature or add enough [...]

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BAREG’s Survey of the U-1105 Complete

By |May 17, 2023|

BAREG’s final report, “The U-1105 ‘Black Panther’ (18ST636) 2021-2022 Maritime Archaeological Survey Report,” has been accepted as final by the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT). The survey was funded by a State of Maryland grant administered by MHT. The full report is available below. In 2021, 14 BAREG divers [...]

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Scapa Flow Trip October 2022

By |February 20, 2023|

In the first week of October, BAREG tec divers returned to Scapa Flow for six days of wreck diving on the remnants of the German WWI High Seas Fleet. The trip was originally planned in 2019 and started with seven divers. Attrition by time and the disruption of [...]

  • U-853 Dive

U-853 July 2022

By |July 14, 2022|

Five BAREG divers traveled to Rhode Island this past weekend to dive the wreck of the U-853. This U-boat lies in 120 fsw about six miles ENE of Block Island. The U-boat was attacked and sunk on 5 May 1945 after sinking the SS Black Point, a [...]

  • USS Oriskany 2022

USS Oriskany 2022

By |June 2, 2022|

On the weekend of April 29 - May 1, 2022 ten BAREG divers descended on the Gulf Coast town of Pensacola, Florida for the group’s annual dive on USS Oriskany, an Essex class carrier with a long and proud service record. In a very welcome development, two of [...]

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