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As we sadly still cannot meet in person, join us on Zoom for our first Aquanaut and Amphibian Club Social evening of 2021. We will be hosting Mark Beattie-Edwards, the Chief Executive Officer of the Nautical Archaeology Society. Mark’s talk, titled “Saving Our Underwater Heritage” is going to be about the protected wreck of the “London” in the Thames Estuary and a sneak peek at a new historic wreck NAS started diving last year.
Mark, a graduate in maritime archaeology from the University of Southampton, has worked for the NAS for over 18 years and is the principle licence holder for two of England’s protected shipwrecks – the Holland No.5 submarine and the Norman’s Bay Wreck. The Holland No.5 is one of the first Royal Navy experimental submarines that helped change how wars at sea were fought in the early 20th century. The latter is a 17th century scatter of over 50 iron cannons in only 12 meters of water off the Sussex coast.
Mark is also the nominated archaeologist for the protected wreck of the London which blew up in the Thames Estuary in 1665 as recorded by Samuel Pepys in his diaries and has worked on the HMS m/A1 submarine (lost 1911), HMS Invincible (lost 1758), The wreck of the Dartmouth (lost 1690) in the Sound of Mull, and the medieval shipwrecks in St Peter Port Harbour, Guernsey.
Mark is an HSE commercial diver and a BSAC Advanced Diver, a passionate advocate for the encouragement of public access to our maritime heritage, an avid skier and a pretty mean lindy hop dancer (at least so he says).
The Nautical Archaeology Society relies on donations to fund its work. Since we can’t “pass round the hat” in The Norbiton as we would normally do, please consider making a donation to help save the “London” via https://www.nauticalarchaeologysociety.org/Pages/Appeal/
Join us on Zoom
Topic: Aquanaut/Amphibian Social: Saving Our Underwater Heritage
Time: Jan 14, 2021 08:00 PM London
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https://zoom.us/j/99672472467
Meeting ID: 996 7247 2467
Passcode: 120708

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