HMS Amethyst and Wrecks in Plymouth Sound
  • Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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A Historical Association and University of Plymouth History Department talk
One of over 500 shipwrecks within Plymouth Sound is the Royal Navy frigate HMS Amethyst, wrecked in the harbour during the war with revolutionary France. 
Early in 1811, HMS Amethyst came into Plymouth to replenish stores, but while anchored in the Sound her anchors dragged in a storm, she was blown onto rocks and was wrecked. Until recently, it was thought that Amethyst had been salvaged and little of the wreck remained, but recent discoveries by The SHIPS Project have proven otherwise. They researched, located and explored the shipwreck site and a number of finds from the ship were recovered. The shipwreck recently featured in a TV series with actor Ross Kemp about exploring shipwrecks in Plymouth Sound, made for The History Channel. 
Mallory Haas joins us this evening to take us through this fantastic discovery. Mallory is a maritime archaeologist and a Director of The SHIPS Project CIC, which trains sports divers to explore shipwrecks, bringing citizen science to underwater heritage. 
Date: Tuesday 4 October 2022
Time: 19:00 – 20:20
Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: standard £6 / concessions £4 / free to UoP students via SPiA / free for members of the Historical Association 
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