In 2003, the Port of London Authority uncovered part of a ship while clearing the Princes Channel, in the River Thames. Working with the PLA, maritime archaeologists from Wessex Archaeology recorded substantial sections of the vessel, and recovered a number of artifacts associated with it.
Dive the Norman's Bay wreck site with the NAS
The NAS will be offering chances to dive the Norman's Bay wreck site (15m maximum) along with the Holland 5 Submarine (35m maximum) throughout 2013, please visit the Calendar page for a full list of dates.
Diving in 2014 will be from "Dive125" www.dive125.co.uk out of Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne.
Diving the Holland 5
The Nautical Archaeology Society will be continuing to record the hull of the Holland 5 submarine with cameras, video and tape measure survey after being commissioned by English Heritage to undertake a condition assessment of the protected wreck.
The team will also be looking to create a waterproof information notelet to enhance the visitor experience. We will also be taking the opportunity to dive on the Norman's Bay wreck on the second dive of the day.
During 2013 the Nautical Archaeology Society undertook a new project, funded by English Heritage to establish a diver visitor trail on the wreck of the A1 submarine which will open to visiting divers ready for the 2014 diving season.
In 2004 and 2005 the Nautical Archaeology Society as part of our "WreckMap Portland Project" dived on a wreck in Portland Harbour, known then as the "Unknown barge" from its name in the "Dive Dorset" book (John & Vicki Hinchcliff 1999).