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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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International Journal of Nautical Archaeology Webinar Series

The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology Webinar Series is a great way to hear from and ask questions of some of the world's leading authors in nautical archaeology. Discover more here.....

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Author: Mark Beattie-Edwards

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Annual Conference

This year the Nautical Archaeology Society, The Irish Underwater Council (CFT) and The CHERISH Project will be co-hosting a two-day conference in Dublin titled "SeaChange: Human and Climate Influences on our Maritime Past". Find out more about the 2020 event and previous events here.......

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Three and a Half Credits Short of the Certificate, by Neil Cooper

After only being a NAS member for six months, Neil Cooper decided to dive into the unknown and attend the NAS annual conference. Here he tells his tale….

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Author: Charlotte Crumpler

Events

  • UK: Holland No.5 and Normans' Bay Protected Wrecks Day

    A chance to dive two of the UK’s protected wrecks in one day. A morning dive on the Holland 5 submarine (32m) followed by the wreck trail around the cannon on the 17th century Normans' Bay site (12m). Read more

  • UK: A1 Submarine and Invincible Wreck Protected Wrecks Day

    SOLD OUT! A chance to dive with the NAS Diving Club (NASAC) on two of England's protected wrecks in one day. We visit the Invincible shipwreck (launched 1744, sank 1758) and the A1 submarine (launched 1902, sank 1914), both of which lie at a maximum depth of c.14m. Read more

  • UK: Holland No.5 and Normans' Bay Protected Wrecks Day

    SOLD OUT ! - A chance to dive two of the UK’s protected wrecks in one day. A morning dive on the Holland 5 submarine (32m) followed by the wreck trail around the cannon on the 17th century Normans' Bay site (12m). Read more

  • UK: A1 Submarine and Invincible Wreck Protected Wrecks Day

    SOLD OUT! A chance to dive with the NAS Diving Club (NASAC) on two of England's protected wrecks in one day. We visit the Invincible shipwreck (launched 1744, sank 1758) and the A1 submarine (launched 1902, sank 1914), both of which lie at a maximum depth of c.14m. Read more

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  • Annual Conference

    This year the Nautical Archaeology Society, The Irish Underwater Council (CFT) and The CHERISH Project will be co-hosting a two-day conference in Dublin titled "SeaChange: Human and Climate Influences on our Maritime Past". Find out more about the 2020 event and previous events here....... Read more

  • Three and a Half Credits Short of the Certificate, by Neil Cooper

    After only being a NAS member for six months, Neil Cooper decided to dive into the unknown and attend the NAS annual conference. Here he tells his tale…. Read more

  • Announcing the New Ocean Decade Heritage Network

    Maritime archaeologist, long-term NAS supporter and now co-chair of the ODHN Organising Committee, Antony Firth reports on this new initiative that’s getting ready for ten years of important heritage activities across the globe. Read more

  • The Fate of the ISCA Collection: The World’s Largest Collection of Traditional and Vernacular Boats

    Founding member of NAS and regular saviour of maritime heritage Valerie Fenwick and NAS member, Southampton University PhD candidate and historic boat enthusiast Jack Pink recall a remarkable collection of international boats that were once part of our UK cultural heritage but have now been dispersed overseas. Read more