C18th shipwreck excavation - Goodwin Sands

Post date: Jul 25, 2018 9:43:37 AM

"Crew members of a ship which sank off the Kent coast more than 275 years ago have been identified.

Researchers used archive documents to name 19 of the 237 shipmen who were on board the Dutch ship the Rooswijk.Among them were a senior surgeon, a 19-year-old on his first voyage and a sailor who had previously survived a shipwreck." (cont.)

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