Scottish shipwreck may be that of Dutch trader

Published on April 8th, 2013 | by Admin

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Underwater archaeologists in Scotland are working to identify the wreckage of a shipwreck found off the coast of the north-west Highlands.

Charles Trollope, an independent cannon specialist, has identified the cannons as being of a type cast in Sweden for use by the Dutch.

The weapons could have been used by the Drumbeg ship’s crew to ward off privateers, privately-owned armed vessels commissioned by a state to attack an enemy’s shipping.

Today, the cannon are heavily encrusted and colonised by small red seaweeds.

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Story: Steven McKenzie, BBC News | Photo: Wessex Archaeology

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