The Rooswijk  was a Dutch East Indiaman lost with all hands on the Goodwin Sands in January 1740. In September 2016 an Anglo-Dutch team returned to the site to undertake an assessment with the view of embarking on a comprehensive excavation the following year. The team included members of the Dutch heritage agency,  Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE), Historic England, MSDS Marine and the original 2005 team including finder Ken Welling.

The team mapped out the exposed features of the site which include: a section of the hull with a gunport; numerous guns and iron shot; two large spare anchors; and cut stone block, carried as cargo.

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