Shipwreck Survivors Project

September 2023

We’ve received the letter below about an exciting new project at the University of Plymouth collecting oral histories from shipwreck survivors – please share and get in touch if you can help. ‘I’m Dan Jamieson and I’m just starting a PhD at Plymouth University gathering oral histories of shipwreck survivors. The aim is to interview […] Read More


Royal Navy Ship Loss Database Launched

January 2022

A database cataloguing every one of the 5,100 Royal Navy vessel lost in naval service since 1512 is now available to the public. The database has been created by the Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust. First created by the Trust in 2011, the list was originally intended to help conservation and legal experts protect Royal Navy […] Read More

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Anderson Medal 2019 Announced!

January 2021

We are delighted to announce that, out of all the various nominations, the prestigious Anderson Medal, for the best maritime non-fiction book of 2019 has been awarded to Professor Evan Mawdsley for his book The War for the Seas: A Maritime History of World War II. The judging panel felt that: Unlike some similar books […] Read More

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Call for Papers! Haunted Shores: Coastlands, Coastal Waters, and the Littoral Gothic

November 2020

We seek participants in an online symposium to explore coasts and shores in the Gothic and to discuss a potential edited volume of essays. At this early stage, we invite proposals for short, 10-15 minute presentations, but would also like to hear from anyone interested in attending or taking part. The Online Symposium will take […] Read More

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University Courses on Maritime History

May 2018

Please find attached a list of University Courses which teach maritime history. Universities include Bournemouth, Exeter, Hull, Malta, Nottingham, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Southampton as well as a Historic Vessel Conservation qualification run by National Historic Ships UK.   Read More

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The Laughton Unit, Kings College London.

August 2017

The Laughton Unit based in the Department of War Studies, Kings College London has increased its  digital presence to make its researchers, events and progress as a research unit more accessible. The unit was started in 2001 by Professor Andrew Lambert in honour of the founding ‘father’ of the field of naval history, Professor John Laughton. […] Read More


Maritime and Ocean Affairs: Free Resource

June 2015

  Routledge publishers have created a Maritime and Ocean Affairs collection, featuring articles that discuss our relationship with the ocean. Routledge explain: ‘Seas and oceans cover 71% of the planet’s surface, and contain 96.5% of its water, so naturally it has taken up an important role in human culture for centuries. Although our understanding of the sea […] Read More


The Trafalgar Chronicle 2015 Silver Anniversary: Call for Papers

April 2015

The Trafalgar Chronicle is the year book of the 1805 Club and it celebrates its silver anniversary this year. Proposals are sought for articles of 3,000 to 5,000 words dealing with any aspect of the sailing navy in the Georgian era. The theme of Trafalgar Chronicle this year is the victory of sea power, but […] Read More


Vikings Raid National Maritime Museum Cornwall!

March 2015

A band of ferocious Vikings raided the launch of the new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Cornwall. See for yourself…. The major new exhibition, which runs until 2017, features nationally and internationally historically significant artefacts, explores what is behind the popular myth of the bloodthirsty raiders and shows how their mastery of maritime technology […] Read More

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Printable Rare Books on British Maritime History

December 2014

An eclectic collection of rare pamphlets and guides, timetables and souvenirs, some of which have an interesting maritime angle, has been made accessible online at Read More

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