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Cattewater Wreck
Location  

Place Name : Cattewater, Plymouth

Lat / Long : 50 ° 21 ' 41 '' North - 4 ° 7' 37'' West System used to obtain Long / Lat : unknown
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
Construction
Type : merchantman Built :  
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Dimensions
Size : 0 tonnes Length : m Beam : m
History
Sunk : around 1530 Cause : Date Found : 1973
Depth
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Bed : 0 m 0 m
Postition
Orientation : unknown Lying : unknown Condition : Unknown
Seabed Type : Unknown
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Wreck Owner
Owner : -
Access : unknown
War Grave : Unknown Protected : Unknown
Restrictions : An area within 50m radius of position 50 21' 41.4" N., 04 07' 37.5" W.. Charts affected: 1901, 1967. This site is a designated Historic Wreck under the Protection of Wrecks Act, 1973
When to Dive Best time to dive the wreck, relative to high wate
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Notes :

The wreck was discovered after a dredger brought up timber and the fragments of two guns in 1973. Survey and excavation work, carried out in 1977 and 1978, suggested that the ship was a merchantman of 200-300 tons burden lost around 1530.
ADU designation: September 5, 1973; 1973 No. 1; 1973/1531; Amendment Order March 25, 1975; 1975/262.
ADU licences: 1976-9 excavation

References :
Bax, A., 1976, Cattewater wreck. 1st interim report. IJNA 5.4: 346. Carpenter, A., Ellis, K. H. & McKee, J. E. G., 1974, Interim report on the wreck discovered in the Cattewater. Maritime Monographs and Reports 13, National Maritime Museum. London. Mortlock, B. & Redknap, M., 1978, The Cattewater wreck, Plymouth, Devon. Preliminary results of recent work. IJNA 7.3:195-204. Redknap, M., 1985, The Cattewater wreck: a contribution to 16th century maritime archaeology. In Cederlund, O-C. (ed.), Postmedieval boat and ship archaeology. BAR International Series 256: 39-60. ISBN 0 86054 3277. Redknap, M. (ed.), 1984, The Cattewater Wreck. BAR British Series 131. ISBN 0-86054-285-8.
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