The Gresham Project Fieldwork Part I

31 08 2007

In August 2007, the Maritime Archaeology Programme spent a first fieldwork session on the Gresham wreck in Horsea lake in Portsmouth. The aim was to re-tag the wreck timbers with new, longer lasting tags and stainless steel nails and to record sections through remaining wreck structures in order to supplement previously acquired total station data.

Diver recording sections on the hull of the Princes Channel Wreck

Diver recording sections on the hull of the Princes Channel Wreck

The MAP team of two students and two lecturers was supported by a diver from the British Museum. Using commercial SCUBA equipment with surface communication facilities, all planned tasks could be completed in five diving days.

All framing timbers were marked with new timber tags. Sections were recorded with vertical offsets from a tape measure running along each frame. The data was processed by MAP students and added to the project archive. Pictures from the diving fieldwork can be found on our Flickr page.