Her final resting place in the Thames has meant that the thick estuary silt has preserved her remains remarkably well, but these rare artefacts of the past are under threat.
Since her rediscovery in a shipping lane, the protected site was added to Historic England’s ‘Heritage at Risk’ Register due to shifting silt levels. Passing ships, dredging and the elements are now washing away the silt that had helped preserve the London and her artefacts for hundreds of years.
As licensed divers of this protected wreck, we see at first hand the effect this erosion has had on the site of the London. Every dive reveals new artefacts as the shifting silt dunes reveal previously unexposed remains to the fierce tidal currents of the Thames. Every find is part of our heritage and must be protected.
Save The London Campaign
That is why we have teamed up with the Nautical Archaeology Society to launch the Save The London campaign.