HMS B2 Dover Approaches: Archaeological Report
By Paulo Croce
The assessment of the site was undertaken as part of a two stage investigation. Stage one consisted of a geophysical survey and stage two consisted of a diver survey of the site.
The geophysical survey aimed to locate the wreck and inform the diving investigation, whilst the diving investigation resulted in a video survey of the wreck site. The survey informed an assessment of the state and conditions of the submarine, a measured plan of the remains and the identification of prominent features.
The site has been assessed against the non-statutory criteria for scheduling and recommended for designation. HMS B2 is the last surviving example of B-Class and it was observed as being in good condition although evidence of disturbance by trawlers and possibly unauthorised salvage was found.
English Heritage - now Historic England - commissioned Wessex Archaeology to carry out the project. Where this report refers to the work of English Heritage, these functions have been transferred to Historic England.
- Assessment objectives and products
- Appendix 1: Anomalies of archaeological potential
- Appendix 2: Dive log
- Publication Status: Completed
- Pages: 38
If you require an alternative accessible version of this document please contact: Wessex Archaeology, Portway House, Old Sarum Park, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 6EB
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