Launch of a New Website on Historic Shipwrecks

April 2018

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D., has announced the launch of a new website providing free public access to information on thousands of historic wrecks in Irish waters. The Wreck Viewer is a new free-to-use digital service that has been developed to facilitate easy access to the Wreck Inventory of […] Read More

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1805 Club Inaugural Conservation Symposium at Portsmouth

November 2017

The 1805 Club with the National Museum of The Royal Navy is hosting an innovative conservation symposium on the Monday, 11 December 2017. The museum’s historic naval base and unique collection of ships is the perfect setting for the occasion. As a charity and a pioneering member of the naval heritage family The 1805 Club […] Read More

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Nautical Archaeology Society Annual Conference 2017

November 2017

The 2017 Nautical Archaeology Society conference titled “Discovery is just the beginning” will be held in Portsmouth, on the weekend of the 18th-19th November with social events on the 17th and the 20th November. Held in the University of Portsmouth‘s Portland Building, the event opens at 0900 on 18th November. The full programme is available […] Read More

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Mary Rose Trust Anniversary Lectures

September 2017

Built between 1509 and 1511, the Mary Rose was one of the first ships able to fire a broadside, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII. After a long and successful career, she sank accidentally during an engagement with the French fleet in 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the […] Read More

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New “Death in the Ice” Franklin Exhibition Open at the N.M.M.

August 2017

Captain Sir John Franklin made three attempts to find the North-West Passage. His final voyage in 1845 in HMS Erebus and HMS Terror ended in tragedy for him and all his men. He sailed for the Arctic in May with the ships H.M.S. Erebus and H.M.S. Terror. By previous standards the ships were powerful and […] Read More

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Second World War Shipwreck Destroyed by Illegal Salvage

June 2017

Following reports in December, highlighted by the Society for Nautical Research, of the destruction of a number of British, Dutch and American Second World War shipwrecks on the bottom of the Java Sea off the coast of Indonesia, a survey of the Royal Australian Navy light cruiser H.M.A.S. Perth, which, much like H.N.L.M.S. De Ruyter, H.N.L.M.S. […] Read More

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Bloomsbury Summer School on the Underwater Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean

June 2017

As part of the Bloomsbury Summer School programme held at University College London, underwater archaeologist Dr. Peter Campbell will be teaching a course on Underwater Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean: Shipwrecks, Sunken Cities, Drowned Landscapes and the Ancient World from the 24th to the 28th July 2017. Submerged sites offer unique insight into life in […] Read More

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Jutland Legacy Conference at the National Museum of the Royal Navy

March 2017

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is to hold its first ever, three day conference at the Portsmouth Historic Dockard. The subject will be the First World War naval Battle of Jutland and it’s legacy and it will take place on 31st May – 2nd June 2017: the 101st anniversary of the battle. International […] Read More

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Lusitania Telegraph Machine “Lost” During Unsupervised Recovery

March 2017

A telegraph machine, thought to hold vital clues to the sinking of the luxury liner R.M.S. Lusitania after it was torpedoed in 1915 with the loss of 1,201 lives, has apparently been lost during an unsupervised recovery attempt. The legendary shipwreck, eleven miles off the Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland, is owned by American businessman Gregg […] Read More

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International Postgraduate Port and Maritime History Conference: Call for Papers

December 2016

The Centre for Port and Maritime History will hold its second annual postgraduate conference at the University of Bristol on 20-21st April 2017. The aim of this two-day conference is to bring together postgraduates and early career researchers working on any aspect of port or maritime history across a wide range of chronologies and geographical […] Read More

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