27th Naval Dockyards Society Conference 2024

November 2023

Naval Dockyards Society 28th Annual Conference Call for Papers The D-Day Story, Portsmouth Saturday 18 May 2024 Sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research   From Yards to Hards: Preparing Allied naval forces for the 1944 Normandy Landings How were UK and overseas naval establishments occupied in constructing, supplying and transporting troops, harbours and pipelines? […] 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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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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100th Anniversary of the Dry Docking of HMS Victory

January 2022

Today marks the 100th anniversary that HMS Victory was towed into her dry dock in Portsmouth, the first crucial step in saving her for future generations. Her conservation still continues with a new £35 million conservation project announced today. Launched at the naval dockyard in Chatham in in 1765, Victory enjoyed a remarkable career, most […] Read More

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Royal Navy Ship Loss Database Launched

January 2022

A database cataloguing every one of the 5,100 Royal Navy vessel lost in naval service since 1512 is now available to the public. The database has been created by the Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust. First created by the Trust in 2011, the list was originally intended to help conservation and legal experts protect Royal Navy […] 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 & 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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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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