Locating HMS Anson, with a snorkel.

The Royal Naval frigate, HMS Anson, is an important wreck in British history. After witnessing the wreck of the Anson, so close to shore, Henry Trengrouse (18 March 1772 – 14 February 1854) invented the ‘Rocket‘ life-saving apparatus. John Hearle Tremayne was a member of parliament in Cornwall, he introduced Read more…

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…

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…

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…