Appeal Launched to Save H.M.S. President

May 2016

A public appeal has been launched to try to save the First World War Royal Navy “Q Ship” and Royal Naval Reserve drill ship H.M.S. President, which was required to leave the mooring at Blackfriars that she had occupied since 1922 due to works relating to the construction of the new Thames Tideway Tunnel. Built as the […] Read More

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Our Welsh Maritime Heritage

April 2016

Our maritime museums, societies and researchers are the lifeblood of Welsh Maritime Heritage. We have a long tradition of great historical and archaeological research and publication in Wales from Aled Eames, Robin Evans John Geraint Jenkins, David Thomas, Ken Lloyd Gruffydd and Lewis Lloyd. In collaboration between MOROL (Institute of Welsh Maritime Historical Studies) and […] 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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National Museum of the Royal Navy Launches Interactive Jutland Map

February 2016

The National Museum of the Royal Navy has launched an interactive map to create a record of the individuals involved in the Battle of Jutland. The map has been made live in anticipation of the new exhibition ’36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle that Won the War’ opening 12 May 2016 at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The map will provide […] 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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Job Losses at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

February 2016

It has been announced that the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, which opened in 2002, is set to lose the equivalent of three full time jobs amongst its staff. Despite record visitor numbers, it appears that the museum is still running a deficit, expending £2.56 million in 2014-15 compared to an income of £2.27 million. Read More

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Last Cross Channel Hovercraft In Danger

February 2016

News has emerged that the last two, big S.R.N.4 cross Chanel hovercraft that formed Britain’s high-speed link with continental Europe from their introduction in 1968 to their decommissioning in 2000, are in danger of being scrapped to make way for housing. Currently stored at but not owned by the Hovercraft Museum, which rests on the site of the former […] Read More

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Ships, Clocks & Stars At Mystic Seaport

January 2016

                                   In co-operation with the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, Mystic Seaport in Connecticut has an exhibition on “Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude”, which tells the story of the competitive race to determine longitude at sea and how the problem was eventually solved by ingenious and innovative thinking. To accompany the exhibition, Mystic Seaport […] Read More

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Skeleton under Primary School in Edinburgh could have been a Pirate

January 2016

The skeleton of a man uncovered in the grounds of Victoria Primary School in Edinburgh last year may have belonged to a 16th Century pirate, according to archaeologists working the site. A.O.C. Archaeology Group carbon dated the remains to the 16th Century while, as Edinburgh’s oldest working primary school, Victoria sits near Newhaven Harbour where […] Read More

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Naukratis: Ancient Egypt’s Version of Hong Kong Unearthed by British Museum Team

December 2015

The British Museum has been leading a major new excavation of the ancient sunken city of Naukratis, revealing the site to be around twice as large as previously believed. A trading post in the Nile Delta granted to the Greeks by Egyptian Pharaoh Amasis around the mid sixth century B.C., Naukratis was an important trading […] Read More

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