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


Dunkirk Commemorative Plaque Unveiling

April 2022

Old  Portsmouth  Saturday  28  May  In May 1940 a flotilla of ‘Little Ships’ left England’s south coast to play an important role in ‘Operation Dynamo’  –  the evacuation of British and allied troops from the French coast as German forces advanced. The flotilla included fishing boats, ferries, motor yachts, river launches and other leisure craft, […] Read More

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Anderson Medal Presentation & Reception – Thursday 28 April 2022

March 2022

The Society for Nautical Research is pleased to present this year’s Anderson Medal, for the best maritime publication, to Richard Endsor for his book The Master Shipwright’s Secrets: How Charles II built the Restoration Navy. The award of the medal and a presentation by Richard Endsor will take place in the Leopold Muller Lecture Theatre […] Read More

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Naval Dockyards Society 26th Annual Conference

February 2022

Dockyards as nodes of naval architecture, maritime traditions and cultural heritage  National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth 9-11 June 2022   Keynote speakers Sir Neil Cossons OBE FSA, Professor Andrew Lambert FKC & Dr Antony Firth MClfA Yes! a ‘proper conference’ in the National Museum of the Royal Navy Action Stations Auditorium, Boathouse No.6, Portsmouth […] Read More

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Save the Solebay Tapestries!

February 2022

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich has launched a campaign to save one of the greatest tapestries in any collection in the UK and the largest tapestry in the collection of the museum. The Solebay tapestries, designed in Greenwich by Willem Van de Velde the Elder who was eyewitness to this battle that took place […] Read More

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Society Dinner on board HMS Warrior, Saturday 11 June 2022

January 2022

On Saturday 11 June Members of the Society and their guests are invited to dine on the gun deck of HMS Warrior following the Annual General Meeting and a tour of the ship. Unfortunately, this year we cannot hold the event on Victory as major conservation work involves significant disruption to access of the internal […] Read More

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