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    Finding a previously unknown historic wreck

    The recent reports of the discovery of the wreck on HMS Gloucester brought back memories of finding the wreck of HMS Dartmouth back in 1973. We found it on the first dive of a two week diving holiday in Oban - how lucky can you get! It is hard to describe the feeling of excitement when you find a 16 inch high bell stuck to the side of a cannon.
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    https://canmore.org.uk/site/102424/d...-sound-of-mull

    The Dartmouth was the second wreck to be scheduled under the 1973 Protection of Wrecks Act.

    We did a lot of research into the wreck and its history and that was really fascinating as well. One of our group, John Adnams was a very keen researcher and uncovered a paper in Kings College libaray in Cambridge called 'Ye Vitualling of Ye Majesties Ships of Warre'. This used the Dartmouth as an example of a 5th rate frigate and it listed every item of stores that it carried, including 9 tuns of ale - an allowance of 8 pints per man per day, albeit of fairly low alcohol strength. Water would go bad but the hops in the ale preserved it.

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    Making weak beer is how you made water safe to drink. In my local town, Wirksworth, which has a population of around 3000, it had 54 pubs as it is in a limestone quarry.
    I have nothing to do with BSAC any more apart from being a muggle member. So anything I write on here is likely to be complete bollocks. Hooray!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Carr View Post
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    Its not learning very quickly is it?
    And in the name of religion, For the hate in our soul
    For the blind and the sick in the heart, War has taken its toll
    If only you could feel the tears and pain, In the eyes of the world.
    Glover/Blackmore "The Eyes of the World"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Carr View Post
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    Maybe.
    Last edited by MarkA; 07-04-2023 at 06:36 PM.


 

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