Remains of Two Old Vessels Found at Rye, Sussex

By Captain H. Lovegrove, R.N., published May 1964


This article is based on the discovery of vessels found in May 1963 in Rye, fourteen feet down. The second vessel ‘B’ was evidently clinker-built “with two skins, one on each side of the ribs.” Not much remains of ‘A’ other than her keel flooring and was probably broken up and left in place. The author speculates early 15th to 14th-century changes to the region and St. Mary’s Marsh which might help identify age and origin.

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Filed under: English Channel | High Middle Ages | Other (Early Modern) | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Archaeology

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