The Warwick Project

Author(s): Katie Custer

Year: 2013


The Warwick which carried the new governor, settlers, their possession, tools, and provisions across the Atlantic to the nascent Bermuda colony in 1619 sank during a hurricane while at anchorage in Castle Harbour. Over the course of four field seasons, a team of archaeologists, students, and volunteers from the Atlantic World Marine Archaeology Research Institute, the Institute of Nautical Archaeology and the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation at Texas A&M University, the National Museum of Bermuda, University of Southampton, the University of Wales and various other universities and international organizations excavated and recorded the Warwick’s hull. The Warwick has a unique place in the history of Atlantic shipbuilding and the social history of Bermuda; while at the same time, it is an iconic representation of the English business ventures.

Cite this Record

The Warwick Project. Katie Custer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428373)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 283