Launch of the Save the London Campaign

July 2019

The London is a ‘second-rate’ ship from Cromwell’s era, and is identified in Samuel Pepys Diary as part of the fleet that brought Charles II back to England in the 17th Century. Despite her historical significance, her remains are currently lying just off the shipping channel in the River Thames, where the strong tides and turbulence from London’s present-day shipping are rapidly eroding the site, washing away many irreplaceable artefacts.

Located not far from Southend pier, a small team of experienced local divers from the London Shipwreck Trust brave the dark and treacherous waters to recover artefacts for public display.

The London Shipwreck Trust aim to raise £200,000 to advance, promote and provide for the preservation of the London shipwreck and its artefacts for public benefit and to protect it for future generations.

Donations can be made on the website or via text message – to donate by phone, just text SAVETHELONDON 10 to 70085 to donate £10.00 or text SAVETHELONDON 20 to donate £20.00. Standard message rates apply.

To discuss corporate sponsorship opportunities or large donations to the Save the London campaign please contact NAS CEO, Mark Beattie-Edwards on mark@nauticalarchaeologysociety.org or by calling +44(0)2392 818419.

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