SUT Annual General Meeting and Reception

16 December, 2019



Annual General Meeting and Reception

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Society for Underwater Technology will be held at 1800 on Monday 16 December 2019 at Trinity House, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4DH.

  • Statutory Business
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Technical Presentation
  • Wine and Cheese Reception

Only Members of the SUT (Individual Members and Corporate ‘named’ persons) are allowed to attend the AGM. There is no charge for the evening.

Non-members are welcome to attend the Awards Ceremony, the Presentation and the Reception at a charge of £20

Technical Presentation

Mark Beattie-Edwards, MA, MCIfA, FSA

Saving The London: a Mary Rose for the 21st century

On the 7th March 1665 tragedy struck in the Thames Estuary, when the warship London exploded with the loss of over 300 souls. Today, over 350 years later, the tragedy continues as the wreck site washes away with every passing ship and tide. In 2019 the Nautical Archaeology Society, the London Shipwreck Trust and Southend Borough Council launched the “Save The London” Campaign, to support the recovery, excavation, conservation and display of the protected wreck in a purpose-built facility in Southend-on-Sea. This presentation will provide the background to the ships loss; its rediscovery; the work of the dedicated team of volunteer divers who are saving artefacts from destruction as well as the innovative scheme to recover the ship from the Thames.