of the Admiral Gardner is a designated area under the
Protection of Wrecks Act 1973.
empowers the Government to designate by Order the site of what
is, or may prove to be, the wreck of a vessel which it considers
should be protected from unauthorised interference because of
its historical, archaeological or artistic importance. Forty-five
sites in UK waters are currently designated.
identifies the site and the extent of the 'restricted area' in
which certain activities are prohibited except under the authority
of a licence issued by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport
(DCMS), Historic Scotland, Cadw (Welsh Historic Monument Executive
Agency) or the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland
(DoE(NI)). These activities include "tampering with, damaging
or removing any part of a wreck within the area indicated, or
carrying out diving or salvage operations within the area or depositing
anything (i.e. anchoring) on the seabed within the area
without a special licence issued by the Secretary of State".
3, 1990; 1989 No. 3; 1989/2295; Original Designation Order (June
3, 1985; 1985 No. 1; 1985/699) revoked but the site re-designated
Sands, Kent. An area within 150m radius of position 51° 12.00'
N., 01° 30.56' E.. Chart affected: 1828.
has been subject to commercial salvage and some archaeological
investigation. References to the Admiral Gardner were
contained in the report:
M. & Fleming, M., 1985, The Goodwins
archaeological survey : towards a regional marine site register
about this procedure can be obtained by visiting Guide to Historic
Wreck Sites, which is administered by the Archaeological Diving
Unit, based at St Andrews University.