Our ethos is simple: to promote understanding and enjoyment of maritime heritage in an ever-changing world. We believe that this can only be achieved by building strong partnerships with other heritage and marine organisations to together monitor and raise awareness of sites of archaeological significance. www.forgottenwrecks.org www.maritimearchaeologytrust.org
Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War was a Heritage Lottery funded project that educates about the sometimes forgotten stories and tragedies beneath our waters.
Forgotten Wrecks visual presentation (02:54)
This imagery (no audio) was the base for a talk which was given to explain some of the findings of the project. The visual presentation stands alone as an informative piece.
The High Seas Fleet – Portsmouth (03:21)
Two destroyer wrecks in Portsmouth Harbour identified by the Maritime Archaeology Trust in 2016, the eastern wreck of V82 is the more visible. She was launched in July 1916 and saw service with the High Seas Fleet and the Flanders Flotilla. In October 1917 she took part in Operation Albion, the successful German amphibious operation to invade the West Estonian Archipelago in the Baltic. Following the armistice, V82 was interned at Scapa Flow. In 1919 she was handed over to the British and subsequently used for gunnery trials in the Solent in 1920. Severely damaged, she was beached on the mudflats at Whale Island. The site was recorded on April 6th 2016 as part of the HLF Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War project by the Maritime Archaeology Trust.
An overview of the project achievements over four years, 2014-2018. (07:03)
Credits to Maritime Archaeology Trust and CITiZAN