The HMS Association Treasure Wreck, Scilly Isles
The ship HMS Association struck rocks SWW of St. Agnes in
the Scilly Isles on October 22, 1707.
HMS Association was 165ft long, weighed 1459 tons and was
manned by 640 crew.
Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell died in the wreck and one of
the most significant finds from the wreck site was a silver
plate bearing his coat of arms. Also recovered were a number of
very impressive bronze cannons and thousands of silver coins,
mostly from the reign of William III.
Salvage of the HMS Association Treasure Wreck
The wreck site was rediscovered in 1964 by the Naval Air
Command Sub Aqua Club. Members of the club recovered gold
and silver coins, a bronze cannon and many other artefacts from the
More than 2,000 coins and other artefacts recovered from
the wreck site were auctioned by Sotheby's on July 14th 1969.