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https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/06/w ... ast/143816
Wreck of historic royal ship discovered off the English coast
A royal shipwreck has been discovered off the English coast. The wreck is of one of the most famous ships of the 17th century – The Gloucester – which sank 340 years ago while carrying the future King of England, James Stuart.
Since running aground on a sandbank on May 6, 1682, the wreck has lain half-buried on the seabed, its exact whereabouts unknown. It was found by brothers Julian and Lincoln Barnwell, with their friend James Little, after a four-year search. The discovery is described by University of East Anglia (UEA) maritime history expert Prof Claire Jowitt as the most important maritime discovery since the Mary Rose.
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