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London Crossrail construction unearthes shipyard

A London shipyard which closed in 1912 has been uncovered by construction work on the London Crossrail. The HMS Warrior, the world's first all-iron warship was completed at the site in October 1861 and was the largest, fastest, most heavily-armed and most heavily-armoured warship in the world. The company also set up

Massive Roman shipyard found in Italy

Archaeologists have uncovered a massive Roman shipyard as big as a soccer pitch. It might have been used as a base for galleys that transported emperors, like Hadrian, across the empire on their way to places like Britain. The latest discovery comes after the team found an ornate private amphitheatre at the

Viking shipyard surveyed from the air

Aerial surveys of a 12th century Viking shipyard are being carried out on the Isle of Skye. Boat timbers, a stone-built quay and a canal have already been uncovered at Loch na h-Airde on Skye's Rubh an Dunain peninsula. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) has

17th century ship found near Stockholm hotel

A ship dating back to the 1600s has been found near a hotel in central Stockholm. "The discovery of the wreck is extremely interesting given the place where it was made," Maritime Museum Director Hans-Lennarth Ohlsson said in a statement from the Stockholm museum's website. "There was a naval shipyard