Why anchors are important

Recording Anchors - Submitting Forms
Now that you have recorded your anchor you can submit the information to the Big Anchor Project database. Please visit the database pages of the website and register to enter the details of anchors you have found.

This could be a BRONZE record – your details, a location and some photographs of the anchor

Or why not a SILVER record by simply ticking the box to record the presence of diagnostic features  such as original stock, inscriptions and the number of arms

Or how about going for a GOLD record by measuring the main dimensions of the anchor using the guidance notes to help you.

Alternatively, you can send copies of your forms and photographs to:

Big Anchor Project
c/o Nautical Archaeology Society,
Fort Cumberland,
Fort Cumberland Road,
Eastney,
Portsmouth,
Hampshire,
PO4 9LD, UK.

Scanned forms can also be sent by email along with digital photographs to:

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Project volunteer moderators needed

The Big Anchor project is in need of volunteers to help moderate records that are received and enter them into the database. If you would like to volunteer please contact the project at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it