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Fred Hocker

Fred Hocker
Director of Research, Vasa Museum
Worked at TAMU from


After receiving his doctorate from the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University in 1991, Dr. Hocker was hired to teach medieval seafaring and the history of shipbuilding at Texas A&M. He served as INA president from 1994 to 1996. While with INA, he directed the recording of a 15th-century cog and a 17th-century passenger ferry in the Netherlands, the excavation of an 18th-century pilot sloop at Clydesdale Plantation on the Savannah River in South Carolina, and the excavation of the 9th-century Byzantine shipwreck at Bozburun, Turkey.