HMS Coronation (1685-1691)

Brief History:

HMS Coronation was built in Portsmouth in 1685 as a 90 gun, 2nd Rate, Royal Navy vessel.  She was 160ft (48.8m) long x 45ft (13.7m) beam and took part in the Battle of Beachy Head during the Nine Years War with the French in 1690 before being wrecked during a gale off of Penlee Point to the west of Plymouth on 3rd September 1691.

The wreck site is split into two distinct areas and both are designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act (1973). 

During 1999 MADU were invited by Pete Holt of Sonardyne, to work alongside two other teams of divers on an underwater surveying exercise on the offshire wreck site.  The purpose of the exercise was to to compare the efficiency of divers working underwater surveying a site, compared to the results obtainable using remote surveying methods.

MADU dive team over the site of HMS Coronation Ealing dive team over the site of HMS Coronation
 
The MADU Dive Team over the site of
HMS Coronation
 
 
The Ealing Dive Team over the site of
HMS Coronation
 
Dive teams between dives over the site of HMS Coronation Publicity for the event with the media on board
 
Between dives over the site of
HMS Coronation 
 
 
Publicity for the event
with the media on board