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crash of royal warship sunken in 1682, carrying future King James Stuart was discovered off Coast of Norfolk.

HMS Gloucester ran aground about 28 miles away. off Great Yarmouth after a dispute between a Stewart and then a Duke of Yorke and ship’s pilot James Ayres on navigating the Norfolk sandbanks.

It sank within an hour of strike, at 5:30 am on the 6th of May, killing from 130 to 250 crew members and passengers.

James Stewart went on reign as King James II of England and Ireland and James VII of Scotland from 1685 to 1688 when he was deposed. in Glorious revolution.

wreckage of the ship was found brothers Julian and Lincoln Barnwell, who worked with them late father Michael and two friends, including James Little, former Submariner and diver of the Royal Navy.

Brothers found website in 2007, but due to the time spent on confirm personality of ship and need protect the risk site that lies in international waters, only now its discovery can be made public.

Julian and Lincoln Barnwell measure a cannon that has been found with crash

The ship was divided down keel and remains of hull was flooded in sand.

Lincoln Barnwell said during the team’s fourth dive season seeking for During the shift, they doubted that they would find HMS Gloucester, but all soon changed.

He said, “When I went down to the bottom of the sea, first thing i noticed was a big gun mount on white sand, it was impressive and very beautiful.

Artifacts from HMS Gloucester
Brothers with artifacts from HMS Gloucester

“I instantly felt like a privilege to be there, it was so exciting.

“We were the only ones people in in world at that moment in time who knew where the piece lay. It was special and I will never forget it.”

A historian has called it the most important maritime discovery since the Mary Rose, a warship in the Tudor navy. of King Henry VIII sunken in 1545 and was raised in 1982.

nautical history expert Professor Claire Jowitt, of university of East of England (UEA) said: “The discovery promises to revolutionize understanding of 17th-century socialmarine and political history.”

She is added what teams will also try to install who still died when the ship sank.

James Stewart almost survived delaying the abandonment of the ship, which cost life of a lot of, who due to protocol could not leave the ship in front of the royal family.

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