Shipwrecks and History In Plymouth Sound
The Wreck of the East Indiaman 'Dutton' at Plymouth Sound on 26 January 1796 [By Thomas Luny (Lifetime: 1837) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons]
  • Wembury Marine Centre, Church Road, Wembury, Plymouth PL9 0HP

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Plymouth has a long maritime history that dates back to the arrival of the first humans in the South West of England. Since that time the sea and rivers have been the stage for hundreds of maritime events, accidents and disasters - some witnessed and recorded but many more unseen and undocumented. 

This talk includes tales of Plymouth and Wembury’s maritime history investigated by the SHIPS Project team through exploration on land, underwater and in dusty archives.

The talk is free to attend but a £2 donation to the Wembury MCA Advisory Group is suggested which helps fund the educational resources of the Wembury Marine Centre. 

Visit the Eventbrite page for further information and to register your place or email John Hepburn ( for queries.

The SHIPS Project

The SHIPS Project aims to record, document and publish the remains of shipwrecks, aircraft, hulks, lost anchors and any other objects on the seabed and shoreline of Plymouth Sound and the tidal reach of the rivers that feed into it. Funded by ProMare, a US charity research foundation, and managed by 3H Consulting Ltd, the University of Plymouth is one of the project's partners and supporters.

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