The Woolwich Ship

By W. Salisbury, published May 1961


Though the story of the unearthing (1912) of the Woolwich Ship has been told by Dr. R.C. Anderson (Mariner’s Mirror May 1959), until now its identification remained a mystery. Based on existing evidence, including the author’s reconstruction of a portion of the ship’s hull, the author concludes that the wreck is the Sovereign. The Sovereign was an English ship built in 1488, rebuilt in 1509-10 and laid up at a dock at Woolwich in 1521.

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Filed under: Tudors | Shipwrecks | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Archaeology | Harbours & Dockyards | Shipbuilding & Design

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