HMS PLYMOUTH is the last surviving Royal Navy Warship, which took part in the Falklands War. The surrender or Argentine forces at South Georgia was signed in her wardroom. She is the last of her kind, a proud ship, with a distinguished history. We call on the British Government to step in and halt the proposed scrapping of this magnificent ship and save her for the nation as a fitting tribute to all those soldiers, sailors & airmen who gave their lives in that and other conflicts.
A search is to be launched for the wrecks of dozens of ships from the Age of Sail lost off the coast of England.
English Heritage has drawn up a list of 88 vessels known to have sunk within territorial waters over the three centuries from the Tudor period until the advent of iron-hulled steam ships in the Victorian era.
Although the locations of some of the shipwrecks have already been established, others must first be discovered before marine archaeologists can dive onto them to carry out surveys.
The vessels cover a period in which Britain emerged as the world’s most powerful maritime nation and range from sixteenth century armed merchant vessels to warships from the era of Lord Nelson. Read more.