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A sketch of HMS Beagle from 1890. Pic: Historic England

Archaeologists uncover Essex dock 'where Charles Darwin's ship was dismantled'

Charles Darwin's ship was decommissioned in 1870, when it was thought to be have been dismantled by the person that bought it.

Archaeologists believe they have found the location where Charles Darwin's ship - which took him all over the world - was likely dismantled.

HMS Beagle enabled the evolutionist to discover some of the most important scientific discoveries in history.

However, once it was decommissioned in 1870, not much was known about where the vessel ended up.

Now, a team of archaeologists, commissioned by Historic England, believes it has found the spot where the ship spent her final days.


The area in Paglesham thought to be where the ship was dismantled

Image:The area in Paglesham thought to be where the ship was dismantled. Pic: Historic England

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