Coronation Wreck opens up

Underwater trail allows access to centuries-old shipwreck

Author: Pat
2nd February 2012
 

A historically important wreck in the southwest is now open for visiting divers.

HMS Coronation sank off Plymouth during a storm in 1691, where she lay undisturbed until 1967.

Given its archaeological value, until now the fully protected site has been restricted and all diving was off-limits.

However, a dedicated team have worked to establish a wreck trail, opening up the Coronation site to all.

Overseers of the Coronation Wreck project say that groups or individuals alike are welcome to visit the remains, subject to prior notice.

A minimum of 14 days notice is preferred, with bookings a month or more ahead ideal.

The wreck of HMS Coronation lies in two halves, 800ft apart, in around 18-20m of water.

There are anchors, cannon and artefacts to be found on the bottom, with a report form on the Coronation Wreck website to fill out afterwards.

During the summer, the team is planning to hold ‘coronation evenings’ where experts will take groups out for a detailed tour of the site.

 
 
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