BUCCANEER COMPASS HOLDER

0..Discovery
1..Cleaning and Restoration
2..Progress
3..Outcome


Discovery

In the spring of 2004, a compass holder was found amongst the wreckage of HMS Buaccaneer, a Brigand class navy tug, accidentally sunk off Portland during target practice. Upon dis-assembly of the compass holder a hand-written note was found in one of the sealed compartments.

Compass holder
Compass holder

Initial Recording

The note states:

(Boating stations) March 30th 1943
Don't be nosey - I was
Yes, you are right this is
the compass holder as dis-
covered by myself on the
above date. (Hi there nosey)
Jack Frampton 24 Jan
William O'Neill
William xxxxxx 24 Jan 1941

Progess

Summer 2004 - declared to Receiver of Wreck.

The 'Bucc' was sunk on the 25th August 1946 during target practice. See
Here
for more details.

Buccaneer Crew
Buccaneer Crew

Outcome

TBC.