Project information

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

October 2013 - December 2019

Charity information: Nautical Archaeology Society

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  • Need


    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.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Mark the loss of life at sea that took place during WW1


    » The NAS itself will arrange one such event each year on a site from a range of vessel types-inc ships, submarines, merchant vessels and hospital ships

    What success will look like

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  • Budget

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  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Read more about the Charity running this project.