Portsmouth Harbour has many ancient and not so old wrecks within it’s watery margins, many of which have been logged by marine archeologists. Despite the wreak locations being logged many of the craft remain unidentified and for many of the small craft despite being identified much of their history is unknown.
Located on the shoreline close to Priory Road in Gosport is the wreak of MMS113 which was chosen by a group of Maritime Archaeology Students from the University of Southampton as the subject of a full historical and archaeological survey. The wreak was well known by the local people and a Facebook page was set up to try and find out as much information about the minesweeper. The page collected together many pieces of information about the history of the craft both in it’s life before becoming a wreak and after as well as some paintings and photos resulting in the wreak’s history being mapped out from construction to it’s last resting place.
If this sounds interesting check the Facebook page to find out more plus if you know any more information be sure to get in touch with them.