Nautical Archaeology Society

Lost Beneath the Waves 1914-1918

This NAS initiative is asking SCUBA divers around the world, whether recreational, professional, and technical or military, to mark the massive loss of life at sea that took place by many nations during WW1. Visit the project webpage at

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (264209)








The project invites diving groups to visit the sites of WWI loses as close to the anniversary of their sinking as possible between 2014 and 2018 and then share their experience, observations and any research by uploading photographs, video clips and notes following their visit to the site. As well as remembering those who lost their lives, this will enhance the historic record for these vessels 100 years after their loss.


The NAS does not propose any structured format to this commemoration and groups can participate as much or as little as they wish; choosing which losses they want to mark and how to commemorate them. However, all groups are asked to mark their respect with a minutes silence and perhaps to even place a wreath or flowers over the site.