Forgotten Wrecks of the First World Database Launched

October 2018

The Southampton-based Maritime Archaeology Trust has created an interactive map and database, showing the location of more than 1,100 First World War shipwrecks as part of its four-year Forgotten Wrecks project funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It reveals wreck sites off the south coast of England, from Margate to St Agnes. The […] Read More

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Kickstarter for an Animation of the Scuttling of the High Seas Fleet 1919

October 2018

Following the success of the 2016 animated recreation of the 1916 Battle of Jutland, Nick Jellicoe, Grandson of First World War, Royal Navy Grand Fleet commander, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Jellicoe, hopes to create a similar animation for use in museums, schools and online, covering the final scuttling of the surrendered German High Seas […] Read More

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The 2018 Sir Julian Corbett Prize in Modern Naval History

August 2018

The Julian Corbett Prize is awarded annually by the Academic Trust Funds Committee, on the recommendation of the Institute of Historical Research, to reward original research in the field of modern naval history. It carries a monetary value of £1,000. The Prize is open to all researchers in modern naval history, without regard to nationality […] 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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Launch of a New Website on Historic Shipwrecks

April 2018

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D., has announced the launch of a new website providing free public access to information on thousands of historic wrecks in Irish waters. The Wreck Viewer is a new free-to-use digital service that has been developed to facilitate easy access to the Wreck Inventory of […] Read More

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The Sir Julian Corbett Prize in Modern Naval History

October 2017

The Julian Corbett Prize is awarded annually by the Academic Trust Funds Committee, on the recommendation of the Institute of Historical Research, to reward original research in the field of modern naval history. It carries a monetary value of £1,000. The Prize is open to all researchers in modern naval history, without regard to nationality […] 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

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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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Free Mariner’s Mirror Jutland Article

March 2016

Following a request from the producer of a BBC 2 documentary on the Battle of Jutland, T&F have now opened access to a brief Mariner’s Mirror piece from 1957 on a collection of signals sent during the battle, for the remainder of 2016. Now held at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich this collection of signals consists of the original “chits” […] Read More

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Volunteers Wanted for First World War Project

March 2016

We are pleased to announce a joint collaboration between the National Maritime Museum and the National Archives, with the generous support of the Crew List Index Project team, to recreate the crew lists of Royal Navy ships for the First World War from service records of Officers and Ratings. The project’s aims are to identify […] Read More

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