From Rescue to Research: Medieval Ship Finds in St Peter Port, Guernsey
Article first published online: 25 AUG 2004
International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Volume 33, Issue 2, pages 230–252, October 2004
How to Cite
Adams, J. and Black, J. (2004), From Rescue to Research: Medieval Ship Finds in St Peter Port, Guernsey. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 33: 230–252. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-9270.2004.00021.x
- Issue published online: 25 AUG 2004
- Article first published online: 25 AUG 2004
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Shipping traffic is scouring away seabed sediment in St Peter Port harbour, Guernsey. Since 1985 nine sections of well-preserved medieval ship structure have been revealed, representing at least five separate vessels. Although they seem broadly contemporary, it is not yet possible to say whether any or all were lost at the same time. With their rescue under way, research has addressed their provenance, their roles, and their relationship to Guernsey and the wider medieval world. This paper discusses ships that are of international significance today not least because they were of similar importance in their own time.
© 2004 The Nautical Archaeology Society