Gresham wreck disturbed by divers.


Divers have tampered with remains of a 16th century armed merchantman sunk as a diving attraction and archaeological training ground at Leicestershire’s Stoney Cove.

“We appeal to divers not to move bits of the Gresham Ship around Stoney Cove,” says Mark Beattie-Edwards, Programme Director of the Nautical Archaeology Society.

“I have had conversations with local divers who have said they have found bits of it down at 20m.”

The NAS oversaw the placement of five large wreck sections at a depth of 6m in Stoney Cove’s waters in early June. The largest section is over 8m in length and weighs some 8 tons…

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