Press Releases and Press Coverage

A7 Project

08 June 2014 - Plymouth

The A7 Project launched

Announcing the launch of the A7 Project, an investigation of HM Submarine A7 lost off Plymouth by the SHIPS Project team.

Jennycliff Wall

26 May 2014 - Plymouth

The SHIPS Project Jennycliff Wall Excavation

This week the SHIPS Project team will be investigating a large wall feature on the bottom of Jennycliff Bay in Plymouth Sound, to see if it is man made.

Daisy Wreck

10 March 2014 - Plymouth

Wreck on Whitsand Beach Identified

The wreck that has appeared on Whitsand beach has been identified as the Daisy by the SHIPS Project team.

HMS Amethyst

29 November 2013 - Plymouth

Wreck of HMS Amethyst found in Plymouth

The wreck of the Royal Navy frigate HMS Amethyst that sank in 1811 has been found in Plymouth Sound by the SHIPS Project team.


13 September 2013 - Plymouth

The SHIPS Project on the BBC Spotlight TV programme

Plymouth Sound has one of the highest number of shipwrecks in the country. Hundreds of vessels have come to a watery end beneath the waves off the city's coastline. Now a project is underway to compile a database of all the known wrecks and the locations of the ones that have been discovered so far. Jenny Walrond reports.


5 June 2012 - Plymouth

Maritime Archaeology Symposium by the South-West Maritime History Society

On Saturday 7th July there will be a meeting held by the SWMHS about maritime archaeology


31 May 2012 - The Herald

Secrets of the Sound Revealed

Long lost treasures and historical artefacts are being discovered in Plymouth Sound...


29 March 2012 - Plymouth

New High Resolution Multibeam Sonar used on Shipwreck Surveys

SHIPS are first to use the new ultra-high resolution 700 kHz Sonic 2024 multibeam sonar from R2Sonic


26 July 2011 - Plymouth

Aquanauts Archaeology and Conservation Group support SHIPS

Aquanauts Archaeology and Conservation Group teams up with ProMare and the SHIPS Project


12 October 2010 - Plymouth

ProMare supports the SHIPS Project

The SHIPS Project has been adopted by a US non-profit research organisation called ProMare

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