Petrolheads: Managing England’s Early Submarines

Author(s): Mark Dunkley; Hanna Steyne

Year: 2013


English Heritage, the UK Government’s adviser on the historic environment of England, has over a decade of experience in the management of shipwreck sites. This experience is largely based on managing change to the remains of sunken wooden vessels which allowed for the publication of online guidance on pre-Industrial ships and boats in spring 2011.

However, in order to begin to understand the management requirements of metal-hulled ships and boats, English Heritage has commenced a programme of research, investigation and analysis on the remains of two protected early submarines; the Holland 5 and A1.

Utilising an ultrasonic thickness gauge for the first time as an archaeological management tool in British waters, English Heritage plans to better understand the deterioration of metal shipwreck sites so as to manage the recent past for the future.


Ships & Boats: Prehistory to 1840

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Petrolheads: Managing England’s Early Submarines. Mark Dunkley, Hanna Steyne. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428627)

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Temporal Keywords
early C20

Spatial Coverage

min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 115