The HMS Association Treasure Wreck, Scilly Isles

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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 coins, a bronze cannon and many other artefacts from the Association site.

More than 2,000 coins and other artefacts recovered from the wreck site were auctioned by Sotheby's in July 1969.

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