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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The Cunard Line’s 175th Anniversary

May 2015

The 175th anniversary celebrations of the Cunard Line have been most impressive and have captured the attention and imagination of the public, particularly with the ‘Three Queens’ – the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 – sailing in convoy up the Mersey. Conscious of the scope and significance of their history, the Cunard Line […] 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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