The Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War interactive map connects you to research, images, documents, 3D models and videos about 1100+ WWI shipwrecks and archaeological sites off the south coast of England.
This new resource brings together the results of the Maritime Archaeology Trust’s, Heritage Lottery funded Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War project. The four-year project, coinciding with the centenary of the Great War, investigates the vital, yet little known, struggle that took place on a daily basis, off the south coast of Britain. It tells extraordinary stories of the war: stories of the ships, their crews and their communities.
The Forgotten Wrecks project is itself huge: 1200 sites including 62 fieldwork sites, 200 new geophysical images, more than 700 artefacts recorded and 44 exhibitions with over half a million visitors. All of this work has been possible because of our 322 volunteers and the 1821 volunteer days they have contributed to the project. And now the results of all of that research – geophysical images, dive videos of the wrecks, artefacts, historical photographs, 3D models and virtual underwater tours of sites, as well as site reports – and the extraordinary stories of these wrecks are available through our interactive map.