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Wreck of 340-year-old sunken Royal Navy warship discovered off Norfolk coast

The wreck of a Royal Navy warship which sank in 1682 while carrying the future king James Stuart has been identified off the coast of Norfolk. The wreckage of HMS Gloucester was actually found in 2007 by two brothers, Julian and Lincoln Barnwell, following a four-year search which covered an area of more than 5,000 nautical miles. It is only now that its discovery can be made public. The HMS Gloucester was originally built in 1652 for the English navy, and participated in battles during the Anglo-Spanish war of 1654 to 1660 and the second and third Anglo-Dutch war. In 1682, the ship was wrecked after it collided with a sandbar, with up to 250 people dying as a result Wreck of Royal Navy warship sunk in 1682 identified off Norfolk coast
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