Belinho 1 (c. 1550)

The Belinho 1 Shipwreck

Ana Almeida and Filipe Castro

Introduction

In the Winter of 2014 a storm exposed the remains of a shipwreck. Pewter plates, ship timbers and iron concretions were thrown on the eroded beach at Praia do Belinho, Esposende, Portugal.

A second possible shipwreck site – suggested by a large number of coeval amphorae shards – appeared nearby and the two probably shipwreck sites were designated as Belinho 1 and Belinho 2.

Team

The study of this shipwreck was started by the team of engineers in charge of the excavation of the Cais do Sodré subway station.

 

 

Story of the Ship

Not much is known .

Loss

We do not have information.

Find

This site was found in s.

Site Formation Process

The

 

Tumulus

The site exposed consisted of a

 

Ballast

 

Ship Fittings

 

Anchors

 

Guns

 

Other

 

 

Hull Remains

Scantlings

 

 

Description

 

 

 

 

Cargo

 

 

Personal Items

 

 

Rigging

 

 

Reconstruction

 

 

Deliverables

 

 

Publications