University of Southampton Public Study Day: “More than just Jutland: the Royal Navy at war, 1914-18”

December 2015

The University of Southampton is holding a study day on 21st May 2016, “More than just Jutland: the Royal Navy at war, 1914-18“, bringing together eminent naval historians to look at the Battle of Jutland, its legacy and the Royal Navy’s multi-faceted contribution to the First World War. Alongside the conventional seminar, the day’s convenor, Professor […] Read More

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Call for Papers: Italy’s Decade of War: 1935-45 Conference 2016

December 2015

Proposals are invited for a conference at the University of Strathclyde on 6th-7th September 2016 on “Italy’s Decade of War: 1935-45 in International Perspective“. The conference will place particular emphasis upon the significance of the Mediterranean region in the wider history of the Second World War, exploring the broader implications of Italy’s actions in Africa and the […] Read More

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Call for Papers: Torpedo History and Heritage Conference

December 2015

Proposals are invited for the 7th International Conference on Industrial Heritage on 19th-21st May 2016, held at the University of Rijeka in Croatia, organised by Pro Torpedo Rijeka, the Society for the Promotion and Protection of Rijeka’s Industrial Heritage and the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering. The subject of the conference is the history and heritage of […] Read More

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Call for Papers: First World War at Sea 1914-1919 Conference 2016

November 2015

The National Maritime Museum, The British Commission for Military History, and The British Commission for Maritime History are jointly organizing an international conference on the First World War at sea to be held at Greenwich in June 2016 and invite proposals for papers. The convenors welcome proposals that explore political, strategic, tactical, operational, cultural, social, […] Read More

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John Goddard Collection of Naval Medals & Nelson Letters: Auction

November 2015

The John Goddard Collection of naval medals and Nelson letters, collected over three decades, will be auctioned on 24th November 2015 by the Dix Noonan Webb auction house  in London. 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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Mary Rose Trust to set up Margaret Rule Memorial Fund

September 2015

Following the sad death on 9th April 2015 of Margaret Rule, the archaeological director who oversaw the raising of the Tudor warship in October 1982, and without whom much on the incredible project would not have been possible, the Mary Rose Trust has set up a memorial fund in her name. The fund will pay […] Read More

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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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