My favourite shipwreck: Warwick

In this short video, Ammandeep discusses her favourite shipwreck Warwick:


Of the shipwrecks that I have dived, this will always be my favourite shipwreck as studying her opened my eyes to the fascinating world that is Maritime Archaeology! Warwick sank in 1619 in Castle Harbour, Bermuda as a hurricane swept across the islands. The ship broke free of her moorings, at King’s Anchorage, and was dashed against the surrounding reefs and cliffs.

Between 2008 and 2012 the National Museum of Bermuda, working alongside the Institute of Nautical Archaeology and the Centre of Maritime Archaeology and Conservation at Texas A&M, excavated and documented the remains of the ship. I was very lucky to dive as part of the project in 2012 and assist with recording the bow section. This project was my first and hence my introduction to underwater survey techniques. The work on the submerged remains at the wreck site have been concluded, however, analysis of the survey results and conservation of the artefacts are on-going.

Warwick wreck’s timbers and encrusted spike shot
Wreck timbers and encrusted spike shot (Courtesy Warwick Project 2011).

Further reading about the Warwick:

Shipwreck “The Warwick” 1619 from Dr Philippe Max Rouja on Vimeo.

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