Launch of the Save the London Campaign

July 2019

The London is a ‘second-rate’ ship from Cromwell’s era, and is identified in Samuel Pepys Diary as part of the fleet that brought Charles II back to England in the 17th Century. Despite her historical significance, her remains are currently lying just off the shipping channel in the River Thames, where the strong tides and […] 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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Call for Papers: Navy Records Society Summer Party

May 2019

This year will see the Navy Records Society’s inaugural summer party where members will get together in a fabulous maritime setting to celebrate the society’s and our members’ achievements over the past year. This year the party will be held on 3 July on board HQS Wellington a historic ship moored on the Embankment in London. […] Read More

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Call for Papers: Cutty Sark 150th Anniversary Conference

April 2019

Global Trade, Global Lives: the Merchant Navy Since the Nineteenth Century 2019 marks 150 years since the launch of Cutty Sark. Over her long life, the ship has formed part of Britain’s vast merchant fleet, and later provided the setting for training new generations of mariners. Cutty Sark now stands as a memorial to the […] Read More

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Protecting the London Talk

March 2019

Hidden at the bottom of the Thames Estuary, lies the wreck of a 17th century warship, the London. Mentioned in Samuel Pepys Diary, this ill-fated ship was fully laden with supplies and ready to embark for battle in the Second Anglo-Dutch War, but as families climbed aboard to see their loved ones off she suddenly, […] Read More

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H.M.S. Caroline Autumn Lecture Series

September 2018

Throughout October and November the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s H.M.S. Caroline will be holding a variety of history lectures in the Pump House visitor centre, which will discuss a broad range of topics about H.M.S. Caroline and the Royal Navy. Booking is required. Tickets cost £5/Concession £3.     4th October: ‘Out Upon […] Read More

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Talk: The Raising of the Mary Rose

August 2018

Christopher Dobbs, Head of Interpretation and Maritime Archaeology for the Mary Rose Trust will be providing his personal insights and anecdotes on the process of excavating and raising the Mary Rose, one of the largest underwater archaeological excavations in history, at an event at the Mary Rose Muesum in Portsmouth on 10th October 2018. Opening […] Read More

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