Newport Ship Mystery May be Solved

IC Wales: The mystery surrounding the identity of a 15th century ship discovered last year in Newport, Wales may have been solved. Researchers working on the remains of a 15th century ship discovered in Newport, Wales, may be close to solving the mystery of its identity. Bob Trett, who heads the trustees of Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust, believes the ship may have been a Portuguese ship captured by pirates that became part of a fleet belonging to the Earl of Warwick. Trett discovered a document from Warwick which called for the "making of a ship at Newport" which he believes may be a call for repairs to the Portuguese ship.

Part of the controversial ship will be housed at the Newport Arts Center while part has been reburied due to lack of financial backing.