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.
England’s coastal heritage under threat
Project receives initial Heritage Lottery Fund support
In February 2014, MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) celebrated the announcement that the CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network) project which received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The public archaeology project aims to record the fragile, nationally important heritage of England’s coast and the foreshores of its tidal estuaries.
Between 2016 and 2018 the Nautical Archaeology Society continued to record the hull of the Holland No.5 submarine with cameras, video and tape measures after being commissioned by Historic England to create a virtual diver trail of the wreck.
The team also improved the waterproof information guide to enhance the visiting diver's experience.