Wreck of King James’ royal warship found more than 300 years after it sank

Daily Mirror says the wreck of a royal warship that sank in 1682 while carrying the future king James Stuart has been discovered at the bottom of the sea.

Wreck of King James’ royal warship found more than 300 years after it sank

Daily Mirror says the wreck of a royal warship that sank in 1682 while carrying the future king James Stuart has been discovered at the bottom of the sea.

HMS Gloucester ran aground more than 300 years ago following a dispute between James, then the Duke of York, and the ship’s pilot James Ayres.

They were arguing about ­navigating the treacherous Norfolk sandbanks when it sank 28 miles off Great Yarmouth at 5.30am on May 6, killing up to 250 crew and passengers.

The wreck was found by a team led by brothers Julian, and Lincoln Barnwell, both 55, following a four-year search over 5,000 nautical miles.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/wreck-king-james-royal-warship-27191362

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