Naval Dockyards Society – Transactions available on Amazon.

July 2024

The brilliant Naval Dockyards Society have made their excellent Transactions available on Amazon – this is a hugely important resource for all naval and maritime historians  The Naval Dockyards Society holds an annual conference and afterwards the papers from the conference are worked into a book called Transactions which is published annually although in some […] Read More

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EGR Taylor Lecture, 2024

June 2024

In 1959 a group of distinguished scholars established an annual lecture in honour of Professor Emeritus Eva G. R. Taylor, the first female professor of geography in the UK, on the occasion of her 80th birthday on 22 June 1959. The sponsoring organisations, amongst others, were the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), the Hakluyt Society (HS), […] Read More

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Devonport Naval Heritage Centre Reopening!

February 2024

Fantastic news: After several months of work to improve the visitor experience, the Devonport Naval Heritage Centre will be reopening for 2024 on 20th March and thereafter every Wednesday and second Saturday of the month until the end of October.  Situated just outside Devonport Naval Base, the Heritage Centre holds a large collection of models, […] Read More


Victory Medal 2023

January 2024

We are delighted to announce that this year the Victory Medal, given for exceptional dedication to the preservation of maritime heritage, has been awarded to Henry Cleary OBE for his lifelong involvement in this field. A contribution that has seen him involved in both practical hands-on conservation, namely his purchase, restoration and donation to the […] Read More


Anderson Medal 2023

January 2024

We are delighted to announce that the prestigious Anderson Medal for 2023 has
been awarded to Professor Roger Knight for his book Convoys: The British Struggle
against Napoleonic Europe and America (New Haven, Yale University Press). The judging panel considered a strong list of nominees, covering a wide range of
subjects under the broad heading of maritime history. […] Read More


27th Naval Dockyards Society Conference 2024

November 2023

Naval Dockyards Society 28th Annual Conference Call for Papers The D-Day Story, Portsmouth Saturday 18 May 2024 Sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research   From Yards to Hards: Preparing Allied naval forces for the 1944 Normandy Landings How were UK and overseas naval establishments occupied in constructing, supplying and transporting troops, harbours and pipelines? […] Read More

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Naval Dockyards Society 27th Annual Conference

April 2023

Economic and Social Impact of Dockyard & Shipyard Closures & Heritage Renewal: Lessons to be Learned National Maritime Museum Greenwich Saturday 22 April 2023 11.00–4.30 *The conference is sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research. All members receive a 25% discount on tickets. 11.10–12.45 Morning Conference Chair Ann Coats 11.10–11.35 Celia Clark, Portsmouth Harbour: Exemplar of […] Read More

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Anderson Medal 2021 Announced

December 2022

We are delighted to announce that, out of all the various nominations, the prestigious Anderson Medal, for the best maritime non-fiction book of 2021 has been awarded to Dr Paul Brown for his Abandon Ship: The Real Story of the Sinkings in the Falklands War. The judging panel felt that: ‘Brown’s account goes beyond the […] Read More


Save the Victory Fund Centenary Event

September 2022

A reception, talks and tours to mark the centenary of the launch of the Save the Victory Fund by the Society for Nautical Research on Trafalgar Day 1922. It promises to be an enjoyable and interesting day, consisting of a buffet lunch, dedicated tours of the ship and the new Victory gallery, and talks from […] Read More