£8.4m project to restore ship

Maritime history on display at Chatham

An £8.4 million pound project has been launched to preserve an 18th Century warship in Kent described as one of the most important maritime discoveries since the Mary Rose.

Timbers from the ship were discovered at Chatham's Historic Dockyard in the 1990s and have now been identified as belonging to a Royal Navy vessel which fought in battles across the globe. The remains will now form the centrepiece of a new gallery as Derek Johnson reports.