Forgotten Wrecks - Lord John Roberts, SaltashYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
The site, potentially the Lord John Roberts, demonstrates aspects of regional shipbuilding and use, plying Engish waters during the First World War. Working vessels such as this were designed to fit the requirements of the estuaries in which they were employed, leading to regional differences in working boats such as the Thames barge, Brixham trawler and in this case, a Tamar barge.
The vessel is orientated bow to the shore with the transom lying in deep, fine sediment toward the centre of the channel. Because of its location high up on the banks, a long tidal window is available to undertake survey allowing up to 4 hours on site. The site can be easily accessed and is visible at high as well as low tide. The stern of the vessel is covered during each tidal cycle and a low spring tide was used to fully survey the site.
Recorded and modelled by Grant Bettinson, 2018.