Kickstarter for an Animation of the Scuttling of the High Seas Fleet 1919

October 2018

Following the success of the 2016 animated recreation of the 1916 Battle of Jutland, Nick Jellicoe, Grandson of First World War, Royal Navy Grand Fleet commander, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Jellicoe, hopes to create a similar animation for use in museums, schools and online, covering the final scuttling of the surrendered German High Seas […] Read More

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The 2018 Sir Julian Corbett Prize in Modern Naval History

August 2018

The Julian Corbett Prize is awarded annually by the Academic Trust Funds Committee, on the recommendation of the Institute of Historical Research, to reward original research in the field of modern naval history. It carries a monetary value of £1,000. The Prize is open to all researchers in modern naval history, without regard to nationality […] Read More

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British Commission for Maritime History John Armstrong Prize

August 2018

Professor John Armstrong, a former Trustee and seminar convener of the BCMH who died in February 2017, left a legacy to the British Commission for Maritime History. In discussion with John’s widow, Pamela, the B.C.M.H. has decided to use the legacy to establish an annual prize of £250 in his memory. The John Armstrong Prize […] Read More

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Pearsall Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History

February 2018

The Pearsall Fellowship is a one year postdoctoral Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History from the Institute of Historical Research. Applications are encouraged for work on any aspect of Naval and Maritime History, in the broadest sense, anywhere in the world, from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West up to the present […] Read More

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The Sir Julian Corbett Prize in Modern Naval History

October 2017

The Julian Corbett Prize is awarded annually by the Academic Trust Funds Committee, on the recommendation of the Institute of Historical Research, to reward original research in the field of modern naval history. It carries a monetary value of £1,000. The Prize is open to all researchers in modern naval history, without regard to nationality […] Read More

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Annual Boydell & Brewer Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Maritime History

October 2017

Nominations are now open for the British Commission for Maritime History‘s annual Boydell & Brewer Prize for the best doctoral thesis in maritime history. Subjects eligible for consideration reflect the Commission’s view of maritime history as a wide-ranging discipline. Nominations may be submitted by the candidate, or by their supervisor. All doctorates must have been […] Read More

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Appeal by the N.M.R.N. to preserve Falklands veteran Landing Craft Foxtrot 7

July 2017

  The National Museum of the Royal Navy is planning to conserve Landing Craft Foxtrot 7, a veteran of the Falklands War, with thirty years service through war and peace. It will cost £25,000 for the conservation work and to move the historic craft from its present site to its new home in Portsmouth Historic […] Read More

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Donations from the Society of Nautical Research exceeds a million pounds for HMS Victory

June 2017

The Society for Nautical Research has just donated £100,000 towards the costs of ongoing research and the continuing restoration of HMS Victory. The Society, which launched its ‘Save the Victory Fund in 1922′, has now given the ship over £1,262,000 since 1994. This latest award was presented by the Society’s chairman, Admiral Sir Kenneth Eaton, to […] 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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Appeal to Save Historic WW2 Coastal Motor Boat CMB 331

May 2017

  CMB 331 is the last surviving Thornycroft 55-foot Coastal Motor Boat. These innovative craft were designed during the First World War, following a suggestion by three junior officers that small, fast torpedo-carrying craft might be able to pass over German minefields and attack the High Seas Fleet at its base in Wilhelmshaven. Designed by […] Read More

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