Tag: Maritime Archaeology Trust

German WW1 wrecks found in Portsmouth Harbour

A combination of historical research and archaeology has helped maritime researchers identify the remains of two First World War German destroyers in Portsmouth Harbour. The destroyers, one of which fought at the Battle of Jutland, were taken as war trophies by Britain in 1919 and used for target practice before being sold for scrap. Today,…

Sunken wartime wrecks go online

Exceptional diving conditions this summer, with underwater visibility to rival tropical waters, has allowed archaeologists to capture amazing photographs of First World War shipwrecks and record the sites in stunning detail thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. These photographs have been used to create online 3D models of entire wrecks allowing divers and…