The Royal Navy's First HMS Invincible

Event Date: 
Thursday, 20 February 2020 -
6:15pm to 9:15pm

A lecture and cocktail evening at The Naval Club, Mayfair, London

A lecture by Dave Parham, Professor of maritime Archaeology at the University of Bournemouth, produced with Dan Pascoe, Maritime Archaeologist, on the most significant maritime archaeological project since the 1980s.

The 74-gun HMS Invincible, built by the French in 1744 and captured by Admiral George Anson in 1747, became the model for future 74-gun ships built in English dockyards. By 1805, two-thirds of the Royal Navy fleet were modelled on this ship, as were 16 of Nelson's 27 ships at the Battle of Trafalgar. She ran aground in the Solent in 1758.

Now a dedicated team of archaeological divers have been working on the wreck in preparation for major exhibitions in Chatham Historic Dockyard and The National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth. This lecture reveals the secrets of this important wreck.

⭐ Starts at 18:15
⭐ £30pp including cocktails & canapes
⭐ The Naval Club, 38 Hill Street, Mayfair, London W1J 5NS

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