Northumberland, Goodwin Sands - Kent (off)

Third Rate 70-gun warship built 1678 as part of Samuel Pepys' regeneration of the English navy. The first third rate ship to be built under contract, after it was realised that the naval dockyards could not cope with the construction of the number of ships requested. The warship foundered on Goodwin Sands during the 'Great Storm' of 1703. The Goodwin Sands change morphology on a seasonal basis leading to periodic exposure of the vessel's wooden hulls. Exposed timbers are weakened by biological attack and may be subject to detachment and dispersal by tide and wave surge during winter storms.

Northumberland, Goodwin Sands - Kent (off)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Northumberland
    Heritage Category:
    Protected Wreck Site
    List Entry Number:
    1000058
    Local Planning Authority:
    Kent (off)
    Site Type:
    Maritime > Wreck

Location

    Locality:
    Goodwin Sands
    County:
    off Kent (off)
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Wreck site
    Condition:
    Extensive significant problems
    Vulnerability:
    Medium
    Trend:
    Declining
    Priority:
    E - Monitoring as appropriate (any trend)
    Previous Priority:
    E
    Ownership:
    Government or agency
    Designation:
    Protected Wreck Site, part in PWS