Ian has over 30 years of experience in maritime history research. His most recent projects are:

Swash Channel Wreck

Research and writing of a report identifying this important wreck, lost off Poole in Dorset in the 17th century.

First World War oil tankers

Research reports on four vessels, produced for Wessex Archaeology and an external client. The reports looked into the technical evidence for the tankers, their service histories and the circumstances of their loss.

Henry V’s Holy Ghost

Research into the history of this ‘great ship’, one of the four largest vessels in Henry V’s fleet. Ian produced a paper for Historic England on the potential last resting place of this vessel, in the River Hamble in Hampshire. Historic England has commissioned a site study by the National Oceanography Centre and the University of Southampton, which is currently in progress.