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Brent Piniuta Aug 15
The original HMS Invincible project team harnessed some serious popstar power to launch the 1st Exhibition back in 1984. But they didn’t have to twist Bee Gees Robin Gibb’s arm - he was a naval history buff like you and I. Photo credit Ainsley Adams
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Brent Piniuta Aug 13
Here’s an example of how items onboard a ship could be moved about by capsizing or seas running through the wreck. Excavation sketch, HMS Invincible site, c1984. Perhaps the shoe came from a sailor’s sea chest elsewhere on deck?
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Brent Piniuta Aug 14
Dubious sailors used aliases to hide wrongdoing or lead double lives especially if they deserted post. But two such men didn’t fool HMS Invincible’s officers in 1757. Thomas Bryan likely reused “Joseph O’Bryan” when he jumped ship at Cork, Ireland 😆
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John Seager Jun 25
Thought I would share this with you all.Beneath the air lift on the site of the wreck of is busy searching for more artefacts that have not seen the light of day since 1758.
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BU Maritime Arch Jun 11
This week we have been joined on the excavation by one of our graduates Heather Anderson
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MASTArchaeology Jun 25
From ‘cradle to grave’ - the mainstay rigging from the deep is now at our Archaeological Centre for recording and conservation with
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Nick Reed Jun 13
Great to help Tom prepare artefacts to go go the conservation labs in Poole. Enjoying my time volunteering on the Invincible Project.
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Brent Piniuta Aug 5
I’m smitten by the decayed beauty of this original wood-stave bucket from HMS Invincible. All the pieces were found together on the seabed but the iron banding had corroded away; replaced with tarred hemp marline to reconstruct it
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Brent Piniuta Aug 6
1/2 ‘The King’s Mark’ aka Broad Arrow was used to identify Royal Navy/ crown property. It was scribed & stamped onto items comprising a ship or its gear as an anti-theft measure. Many artefacts recovered from HMS Invincible bear it
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Pauline Blagden Jun 10
Really good training social media training session for volunteers last week so I am having a go. Lovely to handle artefacts. The shoe was nearly my size
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Eileen Clegg Jun 11
I've been writing my report to and been reflecting on how their funding has enabled so much wonderful work to be done by and Achaeologists excavation
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BU Maritime Arch May 3
Today we are joined by former submariner Jezz Davies
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MASTArchaeology Jun 4
Michael Pitts, renowned underwater photographer working on the project with his new rig to allow us to film in 3D
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Nick Reed Jun 13
Wind springing up so no diving today. Bonus cannon on my way to dock. Still plenty of jobs to get on with.
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Eileen Clegg Jul 6
is on the road again at the braught to you by the supported
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HE Maritime Jun 4
Great to see the excellent work on the excavation of the today. Many thanks to and
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Verity Landrock May 4
Prepping for our next dip to record a large timber (the pork chop)
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John Seager May 23
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Eileen Clegg Jun 29
at . Windy and sunny but going down a storm thanks to and our fabulous
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Brent Piniuta Aug 12
Shipwreck artefacts aren’t always found intact. In the case of HMS Invincible currents & tides ran through the ship after she was abandoned, moving & damaging some contents before being silted over. Head end of a sandglass, as found
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