Gun or cannon?

The word Cannon refers to land based artillery with it’s projectiles being called cannonballs. The word Gun refers to ship based artillery with it’s projectiles being called roundshot. Quite often these terms get interchanged, a cannon is a gun and vice versa. Cannon balls rarely get called roundshot apart from Read more…

Coronation

The Coronation was a 2nd rate ship of the line, carrying an armament of 90 guns. Wrecked in 1691, it now lies in two parts about 800m apart. We have visited the site multiple times in the past, just to photograph some of the large anchors and guns. The Coronation Read more…

Hanover packet ship

Hanover cove on the north Cornish coast is believed to be the site where the packet ship, the Hanover, ran aground. Once discovered, the site was commercially salvaged. In excess of 50 guns were raised as well as other items. The site was protected while the work was being carried Read more…

Rill Cove site

The Rill Cove site is a protected area close to Kynance Cove. The site was discovered after the trawler, ‘Kerris Reed’, sank there in 1975. Divers looking at the new wreck found cannons lying beneath it. Another site where the sea bed is very fluid, sand comes and goes by Read more…

Working with others

Between us, over the years we have worked on many projects. From the ancient port of Carthage to a WWI U-Boat in Falmouth. We have worked with Wessex Archaeology, Maritime Archaeological Trust, Historic England (English Heritage), Nautical Archaeological Society and many more.

Maritime Archaeological courses

The are many Maritime Archaeological courses available to the recreational diver, these include courses from: Nautical Archaeological Society (NAS) Maritime Archaeological Sea Trust (MAST) Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Scuba Schools International The NAS courses are the most commonly taught courses in the U.K., with a wide range of Read more…

Schiedam 1684

The Schiedam was a Dutch Fluyt that started life as an East Indiaman. It was captured by Corsairs (pirates or privateers), only to be captured by the British navy two weeks later. It was then used as a transport ship (6th rate naval vessel), bringing back captured arms and stonework Read more…

Maritime Archaeology for one an all

Cornwall Maritime Archaeology is a website showcasing some of the maritime archaeological projects around Cornwall. We are volunteers, running our own projects around the Cornish coast. Projects include: monitoring and surveying protected historic sites that we have licenses to visit looking for previously found but forgotten sites searching for sites Read more…