These insignia have been left by ships visiting the Royal Naval Dockyard
in Bermuda. Some of them have been recorded by staff of the Bermuda Maritime Museum
, but many are being left to decay and will eventually be lost. Recent alterations to the former Casemates Pr
ison at the Dockyard will also destroy much of the twentieth century archaeology of the prison
. Events at the prison in the 1970s had a profound effect on Bermudian history, but sadly no archaeological analysis
of the remains of the prison has been undertaken.
Discussion of some of these issues can be found on our Archaeology in Bermuda blog
.HMS Bristol, visiting in 1978, 1988, 1990 and 1996.HMS Jezebel and HMS Warspite.USS Whale, and various research and other civilian vessels.