A Seventeenth Century Wreck in London

By Peter Marsden, published May 1972


After a short explanation of some shipwrecks found in Britain and detailing the best known from the River Thames, mainly at the London area, the author concentrates on the named Blackfriars II, found in 1969, which was a river barge loaded with bricks. The archaeologists did not have time to obtain a full plan of the barge, but their work is preserved at the Guildhall Museum, together with the drawings and photographs obtained during the excavation.  This has been used by the author to give the main and detailed characteristics of the boat, which are the subject of this remarkable paper, because it furnishes some unknown details of shipbuilding from that epoch.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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