Wednesday 20th January

Robert Smith

Shipwrecks of the Thames 



With so many ships visiting London, it is hardly surprising that there have been thousands of shipwrecks in the Thames. This talk by Footprints of London guide Rob Smith  tells the story of 12 ships that have sunk in the Thames, from a Roman cargo ship, to a mysterious sinking in the Cold War. Rob will show you pictures and maps to accompany the talk and he will give you some suggestions of places to visit to find out more about ships like the 17th century ship whose sinking shocked Samuel Pepys, or the ship full of explosives that still sits at the bottom of the Thames Estuary.

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