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Screen images showing a very small sample of the almost infinite variety of query results available from the Shipwrecks UK resource*.   From dense data, discovered patterns reveal themes underlying our maritime heritage, and then the detail behind each - often tragic - individual event.

*expanded and enhanced from the Lloyd's Register Shipwreck Index of the British Isles and Shipwreck Index of Ireland

Above: Cells (20' x 10') showing Cause of Loss - Hostility : Mines : All   -   Shipwrecks UK area, zoomed-out view. Cells are colour-coded to highlight the density of wrecks meeting the search criteria. Users can 'drill down' to see more detailed information.
Below: An example of connections between shipwrecks, in this case those sunk by mines laid by destroyers Z-10, Z-15 and Z-16 on the night of 18th/19th November 1939, using the facility to instantly 'Map Connected Wrecks'.

Above: From the zoomed-in view of a small section of the hostility/mines display, clicking on a cell shows each wreck that fulfils the search criteria, showing individual wreck names and year lost on mouseover and full details on further click.
Below, left: Ship casualties of the `Big Wind`.      Below, right: Ship losses where the cargo was salt.

Above: A search for Ship Name of `St Anthony` (from a list of all unique wrecked ship names) progressively highlights the information shown for the 1527 Loe Bar protected wreck
Below: Each port marked on the map is interactive and yields hyperlinked information about those ships wrecked in British waters that were Registered at the port, en route to or from it, or were built at that location. Distribution of these shipwrecks can then be instantly visualised by mapping the entire selection.

Above: A section of the display for loss of life in wrecks of armed ships sunk during WW1 and WW2
Below: All ship losses within a 80 x 40 nautical mile area centred on a selected location; individual wrecks shown within one of the 20 nm x 10nm cells.