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[…]

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[…]

Anson guns at Porthleven

At the inner harbour mouth of Porthleven, there are two cannons on carriages. The cannons were removed from the wreck of the HMS Anson and placed on replica carriages. These large guns are an impressive[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]