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

Category: | | |

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

Category: | | | |

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

Category: | | |

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

Category: |

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

Category: | |

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

Category: | |

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

Category: | |

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

Category: | |

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

Category: | |