Second World War Shipwrecks Destroyed by Illegal Salvage

December 2016

An international investigation has been launched into the mysterious disappearance of a number of British, Dutch and American Second World War shipwrecks that have vanished from the bottom of the Java Sea off the coast of Indonesia. The cruisers  H.N.L.M.S. De Ruyter, H.N.L.M.S. Java and H.M.S. Exeter, destroyers H.M.S. Electra, H.M.S. Encounter, and H.N.L.M.S. Kortenaer, […] Read More

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Lady Hamilton Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum

November 2016

An exhibition on the life of Emma, Lady Hamilton, is to be staged at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Born into poverty in 1765, she rose to be a muse for famous artists, an influential ambassador’s wife, a European cultural icon, and mistress to Vice Admiral Lord Nelson – before facing prison and dying […] Read More

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Thames Estuary Shipwreck Art at Pop-up Museum

September 2016

Ahead of the planned new permanent Museum of the Thames Estuary a pop-up museum in a shipping container in London is displaying work by the artist Adam Dant. The exhibition includes a new piece by Adam Dant featuring many known shipwrecks of the estuary such as the 17th Century warship London that blew up while […] Read More

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Free Mary Rose Articles from The Mariner’s Mirror

September 2016

To celebrate the re-opening of the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, editor Dr. Martin Bellamy has selected some of the best articles from The Mariner’s Mirror archive relating to Henry VIII’s warship and its role in the Tudor navy, which have been made free to access here by publishers Taylor & Francis. The articles chosen […] Read More

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Exhibition to Honour James Lind, the ‘Father of Naval Medicine’

September 2016

The Institute of Naval Medicine at Alverstoke in Gosport is holding an exhibition on 10th-11th September 2016 to mark the 300th anniversary of the birth of pioneering naval surgeon James Lind, who became known as the Father of Naval Medicine after discovering a cure for scurvy. Born on October 4 1716, Lind joined the Navy […] Read More

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Muslims at Sea – National Maritime Museum Study Day

September 2016

  A study day entitled “Muslims at Sea: From Barbary Pirates to Brick Lane” is to be held on 10th September 2016 at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, looking at the sea and Britain’s long realtionship with Islam. The day lasts from 1100 to 1500 with an hour for lunch, and includes highlights from […] Read More

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Historic Barge Urgently Needs Saving

August 2016

Historic Thames Barge M.B. Fountain, on the National Register of Historic Vessels, which has been laying on the river Colne on the Suffolk / Essex border for a number of years as a static museum ship, is in imminent danger of being scrapped due to loss of mooring. Built at WJ Yarwoods in Cheshire in […] Read More

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£2 Million Excavation of H.M.S. Invincible Wreck

July 2016

The Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust has received a £2 million grant from the LIBOR Fund for the rescue excavation, recovery, conservation and public display of material from the wreck of H.M.S. Invincible in partnership with Bournemouth University and the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Built by the French in 1744 and captured by Vice Admiral Sir George Anson […] Read More

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The Woodland Trust’s Jutland Appeal

June 2016

The Woodland Trust has asked the Society for Nautical Research to join in creating Jutland Wood, a growing tribute to those who sacrificed so much at the Battle of Jutland.  6,097 trees will be planted in Langley Vale Wood, Surrey, to commemorate the naval personnel from the Grand Fleet who lost their lives in two […] Read More

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T.S. Queen Mary Returns to Clyde for Restoration

May 2016

            T.S. Queen Mary, one of the oldest Clyde-built steamers in existence, launched in 1933 at Dumbarton, arrived at Greenock on Sunday afternoon in preparation for restoration after being towed up from her former home at Tilbury in Essex. She had been languishing at Tilbury for a number of years in an increasingly dilapidated state after falling into […] Read More

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