Conference: The Falklands War Revisited

May 2022

  Operation Corporate Commemoration Day Saturday 9th July 2022 Royal Maritime Club, 85, Queen Street, Portsea, Portsmouth, PO1 3HS Programme In the South Atlantic autumn of 1982, the Royal Navy had to re-learn skills and improvise solutions to problems that had been thought irrelevant to a Cold War nuclear stand-off. It was an alarmingly close-run […] Read More

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Dunkirk Commemorative Plaque Unveiling

April 2022

Old  Portsmouth  Saturday  28  May  In May 1940 a flotilla of ‘Little Ships’ left England’s south coast to play an important role in ‘Operation Dynamo’  –  the evacuation of British and allied troops from the French coast as German forces advanced. The flotilla included fishing boats, ferries, motor yachts, river launches and other leisure craft, […] Read More

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Naval Dockyards Society 26th Annual Conference

February 2022

Dockyards as nodes of naval architecture, maritime traditions and cultural heritage  National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth 9-11 June 2022   Keynote speakers Sir Neil Cossons OBE FSA, Professor Andrew Lambert FKC & Dr Antony Firth MClfA Yes! a ‘proper conference’ in the National Museum of the Royal Navy Action Stations Auditorium, Boathouse No.6, Portsmouth […] Read More

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Reconstructing the Navigational Clues to the Sinking Location of Shackleton’s Vessel Endurance

February 2022

EGR Taylor Lecture – The Royal Institute of Navigation 13/10/22 In the field of shipwreck exploration no other in the world strikes the imagination like Shackleton’s ENDURANCE, and no other has been harder to find.  As Shackleton’s writings and Hurley’s photographs testify,ENDURANCE was lost in the heart of the Weddell Sea of Antarctica, 3,000 metres beneath […] Read More

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Society Dinner on board HMS Warrior, Saturday 11 June 2022

January 2022

On Saturday 11 June Members of the Society and their guests are invited to dine on the gun deck of HMS Warrior following the Annual General Meeting and a tour of the ship. Unfortunately, this year we cannot hold the event on Victory as major conservation work involves significant disruption to access of the internal […] Read More

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New Researchers in Maritime History Conference: New Date

January 2022

*New date – 8 & 9 April 2022 * The conference, run by the British Commission for Maritime History and sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research, supports emerging scholars who wish to share their work in a supportive environment and build relations with other maritime historians. The Conference gives new researchers a unique opportunity to present […] Read More

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Seminar: ‘The Loss of HMS Captain: The Civil War Origins of the Victorian’s Navy’s Greatest Tragedy’.

January 2022

The event takes place in Great Scotland Yard, Whitehall (London) on Saturday, 22 January (2022); at the Civil Service Club. From the Trent Affair of 1861 to the Alabama Claims of 1871, the United States posed a powerful new threat to the British Royal Navy both during and after the Civil War. Dr Howard Fuller […] Read More

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National Historic Ships UK Annual Awards

November 2021

Watch the 2021 Awards Ceremony, filmed at Boathouse 4 in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Find out who this year’s winners are for the National Historic Ships UK Photography Competition, Marsh Volunteer, Flagships of the Year and Excellence in Maritime Conservation Awards, plus hear from their new Shipshape Network Hubs. There’s also  a virtual tour of Boathouse […] Read More

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SNR Virtual Winter Lecture Series 2021/2 launch: December 8th, Bermuda Dockyard 1795-1950..

November 2021

SNR Virtual Winter Lecture Series 2021/2 will commence in December The Society is pleased to announce a virtual Winter Lecture series offered exclusively to members of the SNR. This is a trial activity designed to provide you with greater benefit from your membership and it is hoped that we will be able to develop it […] Read More

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EXHIBITION: HQS Wellington, The Embankment – South Asian Seafarers: In War and Peace

November 2021

      25 July–31 October 2021, open Sundays and Mondays from 1100–1700 There is still so much that we do not know about the service of South Asian seamen on merchant and naval ships during the First and Second World Wars. Their essential service on passenger liners is also fast fading in popular memory. […] Read More

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