A Private Viewing of the Artefacts Recovered From HMS Invincible,
December 5 @ 14:30 - 16:00
Dear Nelson Society Members,
We have been offered, as a Society, a private viewing of the artefacts recovered from HMS Invincible, a project to which The Nelson Society gave a donation of £2,000.
The Invincible, a fighting ship of Nelson’s time, was built in 1744 by the French and was captured by the British in 1747 and her special design, lines and 74 gun capacity were copied and her Class became the backbone of the Royal Navy’s fleet.
She sank in 1758 after hitting a sandbank off the Dorset coast, and after numerous storms and shifting sands, particularly in the past three years, divers began the task of conservation of artefacts. There were a total of 661 dives in 2017 and 2018 resulting in large areas of previously unrecorded parts of the ship and also fragile artefacts which are now being urgently recorded before they become degraded.
The artefacts are in Poole, Dorset and the organisers have said they can handle just 40 visitors although there is only parking for a maximum of 8 cars as the site is a unit on an industrial estate. This offer, therefore, would be on a first come first served basis.
Would you be kind enough to contact me (Contact details can be found in The Nelson Dispatch) to let me know if you would like to visit the site on Wednesday, 5th December, 2.30-4.00 pm as soon as possible.
Portsmouth & South Coast.
The Nelson Society