Lost tale of a forgotten shipwreck discovered.
A University of St Andrews-based project which uses high resolution sonar systems to investigate shipwrecks will head south for an Open Day later this month.
CAPTION: DR ROBERT PRESCOTT WITH THE SALVAGED ANCHOR CREDIT: BBC
CAPTION: HMS BEAGLE COPYRIGHT: Dr John van Wyhe
PHOTO CAPTION: Raising the gun with air bags. CREDIT: Dr Colin Martin.
St Andrews marine archaeologists have played a key role in the excavation of an 18th century warship.
The extraordinary role of a Hampshire water mill in preserving evidence about the construction of a late 18th century American warship has been revealed by a Univeristy of St Andrews maritime archaeologist.
CAPTION: A maritime sketch drawn by Alexander Gillespie - the cross illustrates a windmill on the skyline at Brill, Netherlands. CREDIT: University of St Andrews Library
The search for a fleet of Cromwellian ships which sank at the mouth of the River Tay in 1651 begins today (Wednesday 3 July 2002).
Pic caption - One of the items discovered, this ewer is decorated with female satyrs - a likely centrepiece for the dining table.