Making Waves Film Festival 2015

September 2015

The 2015 Making Waves Film Festival will be coming to the National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth this weekend. On Saturday 25th September the documentary “M.33 Destination Dardanelles” will be shown, telling the story of the crew who went to war aboard her in 1915, with the ship herself forming a unique and […] Read More

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Historic Boat Collection Under Threat

September 2015

With the sad death on 30th June 2015 of S.N.R. member, adventurer, and former Royal Marine, and British Army officer, Major David Goddard M.B.E., his unique collection of some 300 historic boats from around the World that formed the collection of the Exeter Maritime Museum, which sadly closed in 1997, faces a bleak future, according […] Read More

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H.M.S. Hood’s Bell Recovered From the Seabed

August 2015

On the 24th of May 1941 H.M.S. Hood, the Royal Navy’s largest warship, in company with the brand new battleship H.M.S. Prince of Wales, intercepted the powerful German battleship Bismarck and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen in the Denmark Strait, beginning one of the most famous naval battles of the Second World War. At 0600, just […] Read More

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The Franklin Expedition and HMS Erebus Artefacts

June 2015

In 1845 Sir John Franklin set out from London in search of the North West passage and never returned. More than thirty search parties were launched between 1848 and 1859 to find his ships and his men but it was not until September 2014 that the wreck of the Erebus was discovered after a five-year search […] Read More

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HMS Warrior Future Secure

April 2015

Great news this month from National Historic Ships UK. The immediate future of the Royal Navy’s first iron warship, HMS Warrior, has become secure with a grant of £2.6 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund [HLF]. In a statement from the HLF it was revealed that the ship was in need of significant repairs if it was […] Read More

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