London, The Nore - Kent (off)

The London was a Second Rate 'Large Ship' built in Chatham in 1654 during the Interregnum. The vessel is known to have participated in the First Dutch War (1652-4) and later formed part of an English Squadron sent to collect Charles II from the Netherlands and restore him to the throne. The London blew-up on passage from Chatham in March 1665. A series of artefacts have been identified on the river bed and recovered to the surface. An excavation project, #LondonWreck1665, has recently been undertaken in partnership with Cotswold Archaeology, Southend Museums Service and the licensed dive team.

London, The Nore - Kent (off)
© Wessex Archaeology and the Port of London Authority

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    London
    Heritage Category:
    Protected Wreck Site
    List Entry Number:
    1000088
    Local Planning Authority:
    Kent (off)
    Site Type:
    Maritime > Wreck

Location

    Locality:
    The Nore
    County:
    off Kent (off)
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Wreck site
    Condition:
    Extensive significant problems
    Vulnerability:
    High
    Trend:
    Declining
    Priority:
    E - Monitoring as appropriate (any trend)
    Previous Priority:
    E
    Ownership:
    Government or agency