This is a list of all sites designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973. The designated sites are shown on charts and notified to mariners.^{[1]} English Heritage provides administration of the arrangements under the Act in England and publishes information on each site.^{[2]} In May 2011, it launched an online searchable database of all protected wreck sites in English territorial waters, the National Heritage List for England,^{[3]} which includes the location co-ordinates, designation list entry description and brief historical details for each site.^{[4]} The administration of designated historic wrecks in Scotland is managed by Historic Environment Scotland, and in Wales by Cadw.
Number | Name | Designated ^{A} | Location | Year wrecked | Authority ^{B} | |
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First | Current | |||||
1 | Cattewater Wreck | 1973 ^{[A1]} | 1973 | Plymouth | 1530 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
2 | Mary Rose | 1974 ^{[A2]} | 1974 | Portsmouth | 1545 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
3 | Grace Dieu | 1974 ^{[A3]} | 2016 | River Hamble | 1436 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
4 | VOC Amsterdam | 1974 ^{[A4]} | 1974 | Hastings | 1749 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
5 | Royal Yacht Mary | 1974 ^{[A5]} | 1974 | The Skerries, Anglesey | 1675 | Cadw ^{[B2]} |
6 | HMS Assurance/HMS Pomone | 1974 ^{[A6]} | 1998 ^{[A6]} | The Needles | 1753^{[C1]},1811 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
7 | HMS Dartmouth | 1974 ^{[A7]} | 1992 ^{[A7]} | Sound of Mull | 1690 | H.E.S. ^{[B3]} |
8 | HMS Anne | 1974 ^{[A8]} | 2009 ^{[A8]} | Rye Bay | 1690 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
9 | Tearing Ledge Wreck | 1975 ^{[A9]} | 1975 | Scillies | 1707? ^{[C2]} | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
10 | HMS Colossus | 1975 ^{[A10]} | revoked 1984 ^{[A10]} | Scillies | 1798 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
11 | Rill Cove Wreck | 1976 ^{[A11]} | 1976 | The Lizard | 1616? ^{[C3]} | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
12 | Rhinns of Islay Wreck | 1976 ^{[A12]} | revoked 1984 ^{[A12]} | Islay | 18th/19th century | H.S. ^{[B3]} |
13 | South Edinburgh Channel | 1977 ^{[A13]} | 1977 | Thames Estuary | late 18th century | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
14 | Church Rocks Wreck | 1977 ^{[A14]} | 1977 | Teignmouth | 18th century | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
15 | Pwll Fanog Wreck | 1978 ^{[A15]} | 1979 ^{[A15]} | Menai Strait | Medieval | Cadw ^{[B2]} |
16 | Moor Sands | 1978 ^{[A16]} | 1978 | Salcombe | Middle Bronze Age | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
17 | Coronation (No 1) | 1978 ^{[A17]} | 1978 | Penlee Point, Rame | 1691 ^{[C4]} | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
18 | Langdon Bay Wreck | 1978 ^{[A18]} | 1978 | Dover | Middle Bronze Age | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
19 | Kennemerland | 1978 ^{[A19]} | revoked 1984 ^{[A12]} | Out Skerries | 1664 | H.S. ^{[B3]} |
20 | Tal-Y-Bont Wreck | 1979 ^{[A20]} | 1989 ^{[A20]} | Cardigan Bay | 1677 | Cadw ^{[B2]} |
21 | HMS Stirling Castle | 1980 ^{[A21]} | 2004 ^{[A21]} | Goodwin Sands | 1703 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
22 | HMS Invincible | 1980 ^{[A22]} | 1980 | East Solent | 1758 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
23 | Bartholomew Ledges Wreck | 1980 ^{[A23]} | 2006 ^{[A23]} | Scillies | 1597? ^{[C5]} | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
24 | HMS Restoration | 1981 ^{[A24]} | 2004 ^{[A24]} | Goodwin Sands | 1703 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
25 | HMS Northumberland | 1981 ^{[A25]} | 2004 ^{[A25]} | Goodwin Sands | 1703 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
26 | St Anthony | 1982 ^{[A26]} | 2006 ^{[A26]} | Mount's Bay | 1527 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
27 | Schiedam | 1982 ^{[A27]} | 1982 | Gunwalloe Cove | 1684 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
28 | Brighton Marina Wreck | 1983 ^{[A28]} | 1983 | Brighton | 16th century | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
29 | Yarmouth Roads Wreck | 1984 ^{[A29]} | 1985 ^{[A29]} | Yarmouth, Isle of Wight | 1567? | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
30 | Studland Bay Wreck | 1984 ^{[A30]} | 1998 ^{[A30]} | Poole | C 1520 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
31 | Admiral Gardner | 1985 ^{[A31]} | 2004 ^{[A31]} | Goodwin Sands | 1809 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
32 | Hazardous | 1986 ^{[A32]} | 2017 ^{[A32]} | Bracklesham Bay | 1706 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
33 | Coronation (No2) | 1989 ^{[A33]} | 1989 | Penlee Point, Mousehole | 1691 ^{[C4]} | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
34 | Iona II | 1990 ^{[A34]} | 2006 ^{[A34]} | Lundy | 1864 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
35 | Gull Rock Wreck | 1990 ^{[A35]} | 1990 | Lundy | 15th/16th century | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
36 | Wrangles Palais | 1990 ^{[A36]} | 1991 ^{[A36]} | Out Skerries | 1687 | H.E.S. ^{[B3]} |
37 | Erme Estuary Wreck | 1991 ^{[A37]} | 1991 | Bigbury Bay | 16th to 18th century | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
38 | Smalls Reef Wreck | 1991 ^{[A38]} | 1995 ^{[A38]} | Smalls Reef | C 1100 | Cadw ^{[B2]} |
39 | Duart Point Wreck | 1992 ^{[A39]} | 1992 | Sound of Mull | 1653 | H.E.S. ^{[B3]} |
40 | Girona | 1993 ^{[A40]} | 1993 | Lacada Point | 1588 | N.I. E.H.S. ^{[B4]} |
41 | Royal Anne Galley | 1993 ^{[A41]} | 2006 ^{[A41]} | The Lizard | 1721 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
42 | Erme Ingot Site | 1993 ^{[A42]} | 1993 | Bigbury Bay | Unknown, Bronze Age or later | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
43 | Dunwich Bank Wreck | 1994 ^{[A43]} | 2004 ^{[A43]} | Southwold | 16th century | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
44 | Resurgam | 1996 ^{[A44]} | 1996 | Rhyl | 1880 | Cadw ^{[B2]} |
45 | Hanover | 1997 ^{[A45]} | 1997 | Hanover Cove | 1763 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
46 | Seaton Carew Wreck | 1997 ^{[A46]} | 1997 | Seaton Carew | 19th century | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
47 | Salcombe Cannon Wreck | 1997 ^{[A47]} | 1997 | West Prawle | c 1640 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
48 | HM Submarine A1 | 1998 ^{[A48]} | 2004 ^{[A48]} | Bracklesham Bay | 1911 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
49 | Burntisland Wreck | 1999 ^{[A49]} | 1999 | Firth of Forth | 1633 | H.E.S. ^{[B3]} |
50 | Loe Bar Wreck | 1999 ^{[A50]} | 1999 | Mount's Bay | 17th century | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
51 | Mingary Castle Wreck | 2000 ^{[A51]} | 2000 | Sound of Mull | 17th century | H.E.S. ^{[B3]} |
52 | Kinlochbervie Wreck | 2001 ^{[A52]} | 2001 | Kinlochbervie | Early 17th century | H.S. ^{[B3]} |
53 | HMS Colossus (Stern Section) | 2001 ^{[A53]} | 2017 | Scillies | 1798 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
54 | HMS Campania | 2001 ^{[A54]} | 2001 | Firth of Forth | November 1918 | H.S. ^{[B3]} |
55 | The Diamond? ^{[C6]} | 2002 ^{[A55]} | 2002 | Cardigan Bay | 19th century | Cadw ^{[B2]} |
56 | USS Bonhomme Richard? | 2002 ^{[A56]} | 2002 | Filey Bay | 1779 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
57 | Swash Channel Wreck | 2004 ^{[A57]} | 2004 | Poole | Early 17th century | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
58 | Holland V | 2005 ^{[A58]} | 2005 | Sussex Coast | 1912 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
59 | West Bay Wreck | 2005 ^{[A59]} | 2005 | West Bay | 17th/18th century | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
60 | HMS Resolution? | 2006 ^{[A60]} | 2006 | Norman's Bay | 1703 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
61 | Rooswijk | 2007 ^{[A61]} | 2007 | Goodwin Sands | 1739 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
62 | Wheel Wreck | 2007 ^{[A62]} | 2007 | Scillies | 19th century | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
63 | HMS London | 2007 ^{[A63]} | 2012 | Thames Estuary | 1665 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
64 | Goodwins & Downs 8 | 2012 ^{[A64]} | 2012 | Downs anchorage | 1650-1750 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
65 | Unknown sailing vessel | 2013 ^{[A65]} | 2013 | Isle of Wight | E.H. ^{[B1]} | |
66 | HMS Association | 2014 ^{[A66]} | 2014 | Isles of Scilly | 1707 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
67 | HMS A3 | 2016 ^{[A67]} | 2016 | Portland Bill | 1912 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
68 | SM U-8 | 2016 ^{[A68]} | 2016 | Folkestone | 1915 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
69 | Holigost | 2016 ^{[A69]} | 2016 | River Hamble | 1422 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
70 | HMT Arfon | 2016 ^{[A70]} | 2016 | St Alban's Head, Dorset | 1917 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
71 | Chesil Beach cannon | 2017 ^{[A71]} | 2017 | Chesil Beach | E.H. ^{[B1]} | |
72 | UC-70 | 2017 ^{[A72]} | 2017 | Overdale Wyke | 1918 | E.H. ^{[B1]} |
Section 2 of the Act designates wrecks categorised as dangerous.
Number | Name | Designated ^{D} | Location | Year wrecked | Authority ^{B} | |
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First | Current | |||||
1 | SS Richard Montgomery | 1973 ^{[D1]} | 1973 | Thames Estuary | 1944 | MCA ^{[B5]} |
2 | MV Braer | 1993 ^{[D2]} | revoked 1994 ^{[D2]} | Shetland Islands | 1993 | MCA ^{[B5]} |
3 | SS Castilian | 1997 ^{[D3]} | 1997 | Anglesey | 1943 | MCA ^{[B5]} |