The dredging was the culmination of 12 years’ work monitoring the seabed environment around the harbour and unearthed a huge array of items, some of which may be historically significant, and underlines again Portsmouth’s long maritime history

Captain Iain Greenlees, Head of Infrastructure at HM Naval Base Portsmouth

Elsewhere the dredging uncovered bottles, plates, ceramics and shoes which probably belonged to sailors. They have been passed to the project’s archaeologists at Wessex Archaeology for study.

Captain Iain Greenlees, Head of Infrastructure at HM Naval Base Portsmouth, said: “The dredging was the culmination of 12 years’ work monitoring the seabed environment around the harbour and unearthed a huge array of items, some of which may be historically significant, and underlines again Portsmouth’s long maritime history.”

Although the main dredging work has now completed there will be an on-going need to remove new material that naturally settles in the channel over time.  This will be achieved by maintenance dredging on a yearly basis.

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