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What was it carrying?
The wreck included a quantity of cast-iron iron bars, which are thought to be part of the cargo.
Two of the cannons have the remains of ropes and a small fragment of gun carriage associated with them. This suggests they may have been part of the ship’s armament. The others may be part of the ship’s cargo.
Amongst the recovered items are several large concretions. Concretions are conglomerations of iron corrosion products, smaller artefacts from the wreck and debris from the seabed in one amorphous mass. X-ray examination can detect the contents of the concretions, and this is one of the techniques of archaeological examination that could be utilised to analyse the concretions further.