Historic Steam Tug Unveiled After Restoration

May 2016

              The historic steam tug Daniel Adamson, built in 1903, carried people and livestock between Ellesmere Port and Liverpool before being decommissioned in 1985. A campaign by the Daniel Adamson Preservation Society (DAPS) saved the Merseyside vessel from being scrapped in 2004 and now the £3.8 million Heritage Lottery […] Read More

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Wreck of Captain Cook’s Endeavour Found?

May 2016

The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (R.I.M.A.P.) believe they may be close to locating and identifying the wreck of the troop carrier Lord Sandwich, previously Captain Cook’s fabled H.M. Bark Endeavour, which was scuttled along with thirteen other ships in Newport Harbor, prior to the Battle of Rhode Island in the American Revolution in 1778. A grant from the Australian […] Read More

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New Home Urgently Needed for Historic Vessels

March 2016

The Museum of London is no longer able to maintain its historic vessels Varlet and Knocker White. Consequently it is looking to dispose of both of them, either to suitable new owners able to offer them a sustainable future, or for recorded deconstruction line with Museum Association and National Historic Ships UK ethical guidelines. Conservator […] Read More

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First World War German Destroyer Wrecks in Portsmouth

March 2016

Two long forgotten shipwrecks in Portsmouth harbour have been identified as the First World War German destroyers V44 and V82, the former a veteran of the great Battle of Jutland, the centenary of which will be commemorated later this year. Amongst the seventy destroyers interned at Scapa Flow with the rest of the German High […] Read More

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H.M.S. Bronington Sinks in Birkenhead

March 2016

H.M.S. Bronington launched in 1953 as one of 119 wooden-hulled Ton Class minesweepers and the only ship commanded by H.R.H. Prince Charles during his service in the Royal Navy, has sunk at its moorings in Birkenhead. Completed in 1954 H.M.S. Bronington spent thirty-four years in commission in the Royal Navy, serving both in home waters and […] Read More

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S.S. United States to Sail Again?

February 2016

It has been announced that luxury travel company, Crystal Cruises, have signed a purchase option on the derelict liner S.S. United States with a view to restoring her as a cruise ship at a potential cost of $700-800 million. Built to carry some 2,000 passengers in great luxury at speeds of around 35 knots S.S. United […] Read More

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Prof. Albert Grundlingh talks: The S.S. Mendi Disaster 1917

January 2016

South African historian, Professor Albert Grundlingh of Stellenbosch University is giving two free talks on the tragic loss of the S.S. Mendi in 1917. Sponsored by the Gateways to the First World War project, these talks will be held at the University of Brighton on 3rd February 2016 and at the University of Kent on 4th February 2016. […] Read More

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Two men arrested following reported theft from WW1 Royal Navy wreck

October 2015

Two men have been arrested by Kent Police following reports of thefts from the wreck of of the First World War Royal Navy warship H.M.S. Hermes. Commissioned in 1899, H.M.S. Hermes was a Highflyer class protected cruiser that was converted in 1913 into the Royal Navy’s first aircraft carrying warship when she was given canvas […] Read More

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Wellington Trust Heritage Evening – 9th November

October 2015

Acclaimed maritime artist, Ossie Jones, will be presenting a Master Class and demonstration aboard H.Q.S. Wellington, headquarters ship of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, moored at Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment, London, on Monday 9th November. The evening will start with a buffet at 6.00pm, and the master class will start after that. Bookings should […] Read More

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H.M.S. Pickle Replica Arrives on Humberside

October 2015

The replica of H.M.S. Pickle, the famous schooner that, under command of Lieutenant John Richards Lapenotiere, brought the news of the victory at the Battle of Trafalgar and death of Lord Nelson, back to Britain on 4th November 1805, has arrived at her new home of Hull following her purchase by Mal Nicholson, owner of […] Read More

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