Poole wreck: 17th-century rudder comes ashore after 400 years

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An elaborately carved rudder that has sat on the seabed of the English Channel for more than 400 years has been raised by archaeologists.

The rudder, which features a man's face carved into the wood, is part of the so-called Swash Channel Wreck, thought to have been a Dutch trading ship that sank in the early 17th century.

Very little is known about the ship, which was discovered on the seabed near Poole harbour in Dorset....

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