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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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Amount raised: £2,716.90

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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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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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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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Annual Conference

This year the Nautical Archaeology Society and the Ordnance Society co-hosted a two-day conference examining how ship and ordnance remains found on land and under the sea help our understanding of our maritime past. Find out more about this year’s event here.......

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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: 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

    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: A1 Submarine and Invincible Wreck Protected Wrecks Day

    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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  • Sandwich Flats Foreshore Fieldwork

    No matter whether wooden wrecks, rows of mysterious wooden stakes, metal planes or potential Roman wrecks are your thing, come and practice your archaeological skills on the beach at Sandwich Flats! 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

  • Discovering the Secret Rivers of London, by Ashton East and Aimee Minns

    As new and enthusiastic members of NAS, Ashton East and Aimee Minns seized upon a free Saturday and went to expand their marine knowledge of their local area at the Museum of London Docklands’ Secret Rivers exhibition. Find out what they discovered here... Read more

  • Volunteers Search for the Wreck of the “Juno”

    Over the weekend of 28-29th of September 2019, a group of locals and volunteers took part in the NAS and MSDS Marine’s biannual survey to Sandwich, Kent, to continue the investigation into the wrecks on the foreshore. Find out what they discovered on their hunt for the "Juno" here... Read more