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HMS D5 off Lowestoft, Suffolk : Archaeological Services in Relation to Marine Protection, Undesignated Site Assessment

Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by Historic England to undertake an Undesignated Site Assessment of the wreck site of HMS D5, lost off Lowestoft on 3rd November 1914 during a raid by the German Navy aimed at Great Yarmouth. The work was undertaken as part of the Archaeological Services in Relation to Marine Protection (diving) contract.

The assessment of the site was undertaken as part of a two stage investigation. Stage one consisted of a geophysical survey over the location of the wreck site of HMS D5 and stage two consisted of a diver survey of the site.

The geophysical survey aimed to confirm the presence of the wreck of a submarine at this location and inform the diving investigation. The diving investigation aimed to confirm the identification of the wreck as HMS D5 and resulted in a video and photographic survey of the wreck site. The site has been assessed against the criteria required for designation under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973. 


  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Assessment objectives and products
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Risk assessment
  • Assessment against non-statutory criteria for designation
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • Archive
  • References
  • Appendices

Additional Information

  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 44

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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