Scapa Flow Naval History Conference

October 2018

The Scapa Flow Naval History Conference will take place at Kirkwall Grammar School, 23-24 November 2018, featuring British, American and German speakers including Prof.Dr. Michael Epkenhans, Prof. Andrew Lambert, Cdr. Dr. David Kohnen USN ret’d and Orcadian historian Tom Muir. The conference will cover not only the scuttle, but also the history and impact of […] Read More

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The Trafalgar Way 2018 Story Writing Competition

September 2018

The 1805 Club Trafalgar Way initiative is running a short story competition to commemorate Lieutenant Lapenotiere carrying the news of The Battle of Trafalgar from Falmouth to London. If you are between the ages of 7 and 21 on the 6th November 2018, you can become part of this epic tale by writing your own story […] Read More

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Docklands History Group: New Researchers Seminar

September 2018

2018 This Seminar will take place on Sat 24th November in the Pocahontas Room of the Museum of London Docklands, West India Quay, (off Hertsmere Road) London, E14 5AL . Programme: AM 10:30 Registration, coffee and tea 11:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks – Chris Ellmers, Honorary Life President, Docklands History Group First Session: Exploring Archive material: […] Read More

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British Commission for Maritime History John Armstrong Prize

August 2018

Professor John Armstrong, a former Trustee and seminar convener of the BCMH who died in February 2017, left a legacy to the British Commission for Maritime History. In discussion with John’s widow, Pamela, the B.C.M.H. has decided to use the legacy to establish an annual prize of £250 in his memory. The John Armstrong Prize […] Read More

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Greenwich Maritime Centre Conference: “Society and the Sea”

July 2018

The Greenwich Maritime Centre (GMC) is pleased to announce its second international conference on the theme ‘Society and the Sea’, to be held on the 6th-7th September 2018 at the University of Greenwich. News stories about the ocean and the coasts regularly make the headlines yet paradoxically there are also concerns that sea-blindness is a […] Read More

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Portrait of Sir Francis Drake to Be Auctioned

June 2018

A portrait of Sir Francis Drake, the great Elizabethan seafarer, is among leading works at Bonhams Old Masters Sale in London on Wednesday 4th July Painted by an unknown artist from the Anglo-Dutch School, believed possibly to date from the mid-1570s, it is estimated it will fetch £300,000-500,000. The portrait has recently been loaned on exhibition at […] Read More

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40th Annual World Ship Society Naval Meeting: 2nd June 2018

May 2018

To be held in the Bristol Commonwealth Society, 14 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PD from 10.30 – 17.00 with the following programme:   Speakers: Dr. Ian Speller: The development of Royal Navy amphibious warfare ships and craft, from 1945 to 1982. Dr. Malcolm Cooper: Blind Man’s Bluff: The Trade War at Sea May 1940 […] Read More

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Call for Volunteers to Help Restore the Replica Golden Hinde

January 2018

The Golden Hinde is a full-size replica of Sir Francis Drake’s 16th century galleon, the first English ship to circumnavigate the world. Constructed using traditional materials and methods, she launched in 1973 and has sailed further than the original before settling in her current home in Bankside, London since 1996. For over 30 years she […] Read More

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Appeal Launched for Battle of the Atlantic Memorial in Liverpool

January 2018

A campaign to build a national memorial to the estimated 100,000 people who died in the Second World War Battle of the Atlantic has been launched in Liverpool. Chaired by Vice Admiral Mike Gretton, whose father Vice Admiral Sir Peter Gretton was one of the Royal Navy’s most succesful Atlantic escort group commanders of the […] Read More

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