HMS Edgar

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    Malcolm H

    I am a volunteer historian working for Doctor Daniel Pascoe of Bournemouth University for the ‘Project Solent Warships’. The aim of project is to locate five distinguished warships which sunk or foundered in the Solent area between 1545 and 1711. These are an unnamed French Galley which sank in the same year as the Mary Rose in 1545, the Pelican frigate lost in 1658, the Newcastle which was sunk in the Great Storm of 1703, a third rate vessel named the Nassau that was wrecked near the Sussex coast in the autumn of 1706 and the Edgar which blew up in 1711.
    I have been researching the Edgar since early December which divers think they may have discovered this month; it now appears to be on two sites possibly three due to the explosion. We understand that Colonel Paisley and a Sapper team of divers were on site for the Royal George around 1840 and then moved onto the ship we are interested in the Edgar during 1843. Do you have any documentation or information concerning Colonel Paisleys dive team on the Edgar which I can access; such as his notes?
    Many Thanks,
    Malcolm Holden.

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