Note: Problems in Correctly Identifying a Shipwreck

By Martin and Sheilah Openshaw, published August 2013


The difficulties of identifying wrecks are outlined, with particular reference to the wreck which has been called the Hartburn or the Start.  The other possible candidates are examined, and the collision between HMS Surprise and Netley Abbey is recounted in detail.

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Filed under: English Channel | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Archaeology | Ship Handling & Seamanship

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