A major excavation and recovery campaign was undertaken between July and October 1946 during which Boats F1 and F2 were completely cleared, first by a small local team and then with reinforcements from the British Museum and elsewhere.


F2: Excavation 1946


Attempts to remove F1 in a single lift proved unsuccessful; but all the parts were saved. F2 was cut up and lifted piecemeal. The remains of both were taken to the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich on Admiralty transport.


F1: Assembling platform for removal


Copyright - Estate of Edward Wright deceased. As extracted from his booklet 'North Ferriby and the Bronze Age Boats'

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