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HMS Anne visible for the first time in 16 years

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THE WRECK of a 17th Century English warship has become visible at low tide for the first time in 16 years.

The HMS Anne sunk off the shores of Pett Level in July 1690 after being damaged at the Battle of Beachy Head.

She was set alight to prevent it being captured by the French.

For the first time since January 1997, the skeletal remains of King Charles II’s 70 gun warship can be seen embedded in the sand.

Trustees from the Shipwreck Museum in Hastings are acting as custodians and are asking visitors not to step on or touch

the wreckage. For more information contact the museum on 437452

To view more photographs, click on the MULTIMEDIA link to the right of this page.

Images and video by Justin Lycett

 

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