Viola, Salvage & Repatriation – The Technical Challenge

August 2019

Built in 1906 in Beverley, Viola was part of the Hellyer fleet of steam trawlers working the North Sea. In 1914, she was requisitioned for duty in the First World War and served with distinction, spending four years on the front line in the grim war against mines and submarines and involved in sinking two […] Read More

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CORNISH MARITIME HISTORY DAY 2019

August 2019

We are happy to announce the eighth one-day programme dedicated to the history of maritime Cornwall to be held at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth on Saturday, 5th October 2019. Researchers, whether in universities or based at home, have been beavering away in archives and elsewhere discovering people, places and ships. We […] Read More

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Symposium: Navies, States and Ideologies, 1500-1815

August 2019

Early modern navies were not just real entities, with ships, dockyards, officers, sailors and bureaucracies, but also cultural constructs. Because navies were manifestations of the state, and required the permanent investment of a significant percentage of the nation’s fiscal resources, it was only natural that the composition, financing and organisation of the fleet, and the […] Read More

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Call for Papers: UK Maritime Heritage Forum

July 2019

Proposals are invited for this year’s UK Maritime Heritage Forum which will take place on 14-15 November 2019 at Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship Glenlee in Glasgow. CALL FOR PAPERS Proposals are invited for: 1) 8-10 minute talks on recent or current maritime heritage or related research projects, whether at a museum, vessel or […] Read More

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SNR & SS Great Britain Conference Programme

July 2019

The full programme for the joint conference on 6 and 7 September 2019, between S.N.R. and S.S. Great Britain on 6-7 September is now available here. Keynote speakers are Dr Helen Doe, Dr Graeme Milne and Captain Peter King. The nineteenth century was a period of astonishing change in the maritime world. The advent of […] Read More

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Connecting the Oceans

July 2019

A conference under the joint auspices of the SS Great Britain and the Society for Nautical Research, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the SNR co-ordinating her salvage in 1969. The nineteenth century was a period of astonishing change in the maritime world. The advent of steam technology ended the age-old dependence on wind and tide, shortened voyages, ended […] Read More

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The Samuel Pepys Award 2019

June 2019

The Trustees of the Samuel Pepys Award Trust invite submissions for the ninth Samuel Pepys Award, to be presented at the annual Pepys Club dinner on Tuesday 12 November 2019. The biennial prize of £2,000 is for a book that, in the opinion of the judges, makes the greatest contribution to the understanding of Samuel […] Read More

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Maritime History North Autumn Conference 2019

Maritime History North with their co-sponsors present their Autumn 2019 Conference at The FORUM STUDIO, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Saturday 28th September 9.30am – 4.00pm WARSHIPS, LINERS, SUBMARINES AND THE MAYFLY AIRSHIP ALL BUILT AT BARROW The Programme Organisers gratefully thank the Supporting Organisations: Society for Nautical Research, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Institution of Engineering […] Read More

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