The Cattewater Wreck

The Cattewater Wreck lies between Queen Anne’s Battery (Coxside) & Mount Batten. 
It was discovered after a dredger recovered timber and fragments of 2 guns in 1973.
Survey and excavation work carried out between 1977 and 1978, suggested that the ship was a Merchantman, possibly Spanish, of 200-300 tons lost around the year 1530
It was the first wreck designated under the Historic Wrecks Act of 1973 and the first wreck excavated and fully published by professionals in the UK