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

East India Company Incidents

The object of this research by NAS Fellow, Ed Cumming, has been to identify and, if possible, to give extra detail to total loss incidents incurred by the major ships of the English (later British) East India Company, 1600 to 1834. Discover more here...Read more

Waifs of the Sea

NAS member and fellow, Ed Cumming (MIBEC Publications) has created an invaluable "Index of Identifiable Wreckage from Shipwreck, and Losses from Vessels, recorded in the British Press in the 19th Century". You can freely search the entire index of 350 pages. Discover more here...Read more

Minesweeper MMS113

Since 2016 the NAS has been working alongside other interested parties on the remains of what is believed to be a World War II Motor Minesweeper 113. The remains of the vessel lie on the Gosport foreshore on the western side of Portsmouth Harbour. NAS members are helping to record and research the remains of this piece of military heritage. Discover more about the M113 here...Read more

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 will help deliver educational events in North and South Wales. Discover more here...Read more

CITiZAN

In 2019 CITiZAN was awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to establish six Discovery Programmes in areas where the risk to intertidal and coastal archaeology is extreme. Thanks to National Lottery players, the CITiZAN Discovery Programmes will be established on sites on the Humber, Liverpool Bay, the Blackwater, the Kent coast, the Solent and three rivers in Devon in 2019. Discover more here...Read more

Normans Bay Wreck

The Normans Bay Wreck, was designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act in 2006 as an English or Dutch ship of unknown identity, dating between the 17th and 18th centuries AD. We have been working on the site with our members since 2010 and now believe that we have identified the wreck. Discover more here...Read more

Holland No.5 Submarine

The Holland No.5 submarine is a remarkable piece of our naval heritage. She was the first submarine to actually be commissioned in the Royal Navy, on the 19th January 1903 at the same time as Holland No.3. The NAS has been involved in recording and researching the wreck since 2008. Discover more here...Read more

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...Read more

Adopt a Wreck

The Adopt a Wreck scheme was originally devised in 2000 with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The scheme serves as a way of encouraging the public to actively record the sites they are visiting and everyone who has adopted a site is encouraged to submit their work for the annual Adopt a Wreck Award. Discover more here...Read more

Big Anchor Project

The Big Anchor Project aims to develop a global tool for the identification of anchors. The initiative is managed by the NAS with the help of various project partners and supporters. The project is building a freely accessible, online database of anchors which can serve as a valuable tool for anybody undertaking research or with a general interest in the subject. Discover more here...Read more