Discovery is just the beginning

Promoting the preservation, protection and research of our nautical heritage.

Save The London

Help us to raise £200,000 to support the work of The London Shipwreck Trust to advance, promote and provide for the preservation of the amazing London shipwreck and its artefacts for public benefit and to protect it for future generations. Discover more here...

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Target amount: £200,000.00

Amount raised: £1,876.30

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Without you — our supporters, members and sponsors — we would not be able to do our work, protecting our global nautical heritage. Join us if you too have a passion for our maritime past and want to get involved, on the foreshore or under water. You will learn that discovery really is just the beginning...

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Saving Our Maritime Heritage: The London

NAS CEO Mark Beattie-Edwards discusses why historical shipwrecks like the London, lost on the Thames Estuary, hold significance in today's society, and what we can do to protect them. Discover more about the wreck of the London here....

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Dive Trails

The UK heritage agencies have supported the development of diver trails around the country to facilitate access to the country’s protected wrecks. The NAS has help establish four of the trails as well as three virtual dives that help non-divers experience the pleasure of exploring a historic wreck. Discover more about dive trails here...

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Author: Mark Beattie-Edwards

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Indulge your passion for nautical archaeology, and help us explore, preserve and record the world’s intertidal and underwater heritage for future generations. Discover more about us here...

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Commemorating the Forgotten U-boat War around the Welsh Coast 1914-18

During 2018 and 2019 this HLF funded project will use the latest imaging techniques to reveal underwater wrecks from the Great War, and will support coastal communities around Wales to tell their previously untold stories about the Great War at Sea. As a project partner the NAS delivered two fieldschool events in North (2018) and South Wales (2019). Discover more here...

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Chesil Beach Protected Wrecks

In 2019 the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) and the Maritime Archaeology Trust (MAT) will be running training activities and series of public events based around the Chesil Beach protected wrecks off the coast of Weymouth. Discover more here....

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Events

  • UK: Walking Tour of Roman and Medieval London Ports

    Explore present day London and see the physical evidence for the Roman and medieval ports of London. Read more

  • UK: Historic Wooden Boat and Ship Construction

    Do you know your futtock from your frame? What about your adze from your awl? If you are fascinated by the craftsmanship of wooden vessels but baffled by the terminology and number of parts then come to this course and NAS Senior Tutor, and former shipbuilder Ian Cundy, will explain it clearly. Read more

Latest

  • Diving into Recording and Surveying at Stoney Cove, by Susie McGraw

    Susie McGraw is a forensic archaeologist who attended our Underwater Skills Days to see if she’d like to diversify into underwater archaeology. As you’ll find out here, she made the right decision! Read more

  • Chesil Beach Protected Wrecks

    In 2019 the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) and the Maritime Archaeology Trust (MAT) will be running training activities and series of public events based around the Chesil Beach protected wrecks off the coast of Weymouth. Discover more here.... Read more

  • The Beginning of a New Interest, by Karen Garner

    Member of the UK Mine and Cave Diving and Exploration group, Karen Garner, writes about a new type of diving that she’s recently added to her repertoire. Find out what she discovered here... Read more

  • Surveying the Salcombe Cannons, by Mike Cross

    NAS Member Mike Cross reports on his recent experience of diving on the Salcombe Cannons as part of the Salcombe Cannon Protected Wreck Project. Did everything go to plan for the team? Find out here... Read more