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Colossus
Location  

Place Name : Southward Well Reef, Isles of Scilly

Lat / Long : 49 ° 55 ' 15 '' North - 6 ° 21' 2'' West System used to obtain Long / Lat : unknown
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
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History
Sunk : 1798 Cause : Date Found :
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Restrictions : Formerly an area within 300m radius of position 49 55' 15" N., 06 21' 02" W.. Chart
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The Colossus was a third rate store ship returning from the Mediterranean to England when she was wrecked in the Scilly Isles in 1798. The Colossus' cargo included the Sir William Hamilton's second collection of antique Etruscan figured vases. The site was relocated in August 1974 and a team under the direction of Roland Morris raised as many as 35,000 pottery fragments, now held in the British Museum.
ADU designation: Original Designation Order (May 12, 1975; 1975 No 2; 1975/726) revoked (February 7, 1984; 1984 No. 2 Revocation) and is therefore no longer in force.
ADU licences: No information available.

References :
Morris, R., 1979, HMS Colossus. London. ISBN 0-09-134660-6.
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