TUCKER, Teddy, MBE

Bermuda (1925-2014)

Last updated: August 16, 2017 at 22:42 pm

Shipwreck hunter; historian; artist; lecturer; founding member of the Beebe Project in 1983; founding member of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI); developed the grid system for surveying wreck sites with Mendel L. Peterson; discovered the six-gill shark in Bermuda waters in the 1970s; discovered more than 100 shipwrecks around Bermuda, including the San Pedro, which contained a gold and emerald cross named in his honour; member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Medal.

Honours and Awards:

Lowell Thomas Award (Explorers Club, 2000)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (1994)
NOGI Award (Distinguished Service, 1991)
Distinguished Service Award (Underwater Society of America, 1991)
Member (Explorers Club)
Diver of the Year (Beneath the Sea)

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