scilly wrecks

Ship wrecks on the Isles of Scilly. These pics are courtesy of ,IMAG (Islands Maritime Archaeological Group) Team Todd and Carmen Stevens,Phil Roberts,Ed Cummings and Robin Burrows.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Site Plan of Unknown Wreck, Crim Rocks, Isles of Scilly



Here is IMAG’s second draft site plan of an unknown wreck on the Crim to supplement our photographs’
(A newer more accurate one is under way) please ignore the information box as we now know it is incorrect. This wreck in deep water on the western side of the Crim rocks, has been adopted by the Islands' Maritime Archeaological Group (IMAG) through the Nautical Archeaological Society's 'Adopt a Wreck Scheme'. Of over 60 adopted wrecks countrywide, this one is the most westerly of all.
Sea bed evidence currently suggests a wreck of possible eastern Mediterranean origin.
Hopefully viewers will be able to read the numbers on the guns to see where the guns etc featured in the photos are situated on the plan. IMAG Members are: Todd and Carmen Stevens; Robin Burrows; Phil Roberts and Ed Cummings.

Drawing by Todd Stevens.

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Guns 14 and 15, Crim Rocks


Guns 14 and 15, Crim Rocks, Isles of Scilly.

Picture taken by Robin Burrows.

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Bower Anchor, Crim Site

Bower Anchor, hidden between two rocks. Crim Site, Isles of Scilly.

Photo taken by Robin Burrows.

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Gun 21, Crim Site.


Gun 21, Crim Site, Isles of Scilly.

Photo taken by Robin Burrows.

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Unknown iron object, Crim.

Unknown iron object, possibly from the bow sprit. Located near Gun 21. Crim Site, Isles of Scilly.

Picture taken by Robin Burrows.

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Ring end of large Bower Anchor

Ring end of large Bower Anchor at the western end of the Crim Site, Isles of Scilly.

Picture taken by : Robin Burrows

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Ketch anchor - Crim


Small ketch anchor, by cannon 19 and 20 on Crim rocks, Isle s of Scilly. Shown on site plan.

Photo by Robin Burrows.

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Wreck on the Crim rocks


Gun 3- The Crim wreck 150ft down.

Photo taken by Robin Burrows.

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Cannons 1 and 7 around a rock and cannon 2 (just visible on the right) on the deep side of the Crim reef, Isles of Scilly.
Picture by Robin Burrows.

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Unidentified cannon site at Crim Rocks


Diver Todd Stevens, over Cannons 10, 11, 12, 14 and 15 on the Crim Rocks, Isles of Scilly.
Pictures taken by Robin Burrows.

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Unknown Cannon Site at Innisidgen


Here is another current project of ours (IMAG) called the Innisidgen gun site. IMAG members discovered this site as recently as 2001 but do not as yet have a positive identity for the wreck. We believe the guns could have come from a ship called the John which ran aground in 1645. Although this site is in only 30ft of water, it tends to be quite a murky area to dive so good pictures are hard to obtain.

Photo taken by Robin Burrows.

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Presently known as the Wheels Wreck


This picture is of the site of one of our (IMAG) most current projects. It is taster of what we call the wheels wreck off little Ganinick Island. We found this as yet unidentified wreck in 60 feet of water last summer (2005). After notifying English Heritage of the site they then sent a team of archaeologists to survey the site in July 2006. There are over twenty wheels of various styles and sizes among a massive cargo of mining equipment intended for who knows where. We think black and white makes a more moody picture.

Picture taken by Robin Burrows.

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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Firebrand First Published Site Plan


Firebrand. This plan produced by IMAG in 2004/05 was sent to the National Monuments record office then stored in Isles of Scilly Museum archives. It was recently given to Bristol University's archaeological team to acquaint themselves with the wreck before they produced a second, if more accurate, survey of the wreck last July. Todd.
Plan is copyright: Todd Stevens todd@islesofscilly.freeserve.co.uk

Friday, August 18, 2006

Firebrand Cannon and Anchor




An anchor leans on a cannon at the north end of the Firebrand wreck site.

Picture by Todd Stevens.

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