Anderson Medal Reception and Presentation

April 2018

The Society for Nautical Research is proud to present this year’s Anderson Medal to Dr Innes McCartney for his book Jutland 1916: the Archeology of a Naval Battlefield. The presentation to Dr McCartney and his speech will take place in the Lecture Theatre of the National Maritime Museum on 26 April at 5.00pm followed by a reception. This […] Read More

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New Researchers in Maritime History Conference Programme and Booking Form

March 2018

The 24th New Researchers in Maritime History Conference gives new researchers the opportunity to present their work in a constructive atmosphere. The conference is open to everyone with an interest in the subject. The conference starts on the evening of Friday 6 April 2018 with registration at 5pm. At 6pm. Professor Andrew Lambert will deliver […] Read More

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SNR Conference Report: The State of Maritime Historical Research

September 2017

 On Saturday 9 September, the SNR held the first ever conference that it has staged under its own auspices. Held in conjunction with Greenwich Maritime Centre, who provided the excellent facilities in Queen Anne Court, the conference attracted some eighty delegates, many of them members of the society. The first business of the day was […] Read More

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SNR ANNOUNCES PROFESSOR JOHN HATTENDORF AS FIRST RECIPIENT OF ANDERSON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

July 2017

The society is delighted to announce that John Hattendorf, former Ernest J KingProfessor of Maritime History at the US Naval War College, Rhode Island, is the first recipient of the award for lifetime achievement in memory of Dr R C Anderson. For twenty years, the society, specifically through its Research and Programmes committee, has awarded an […] Read More

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Anderson Medal Awards Presentation and Acceptance Speech

June 2017

The acceptance speech for the Society’s Anderson Medal, awarded this year to Rear Admiral James Goldrick for his book BEFORE JUTLAND: The Naval War in Northern European Waters, August 1914–February 1915 can now be viewed here. About the Book Before Jutland is a definitive study of the naval engagements in northern European waters in 1914–15 […] Read More

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Donations from the Society of Nautical Research exceeds a million pounds for HMS Victory

June 2017

The Society for Nautical Research has just donated £100,000 towards the costs of ongoing research and the continuing restoration of HMS Victory. The Society, which launched its ‘Save the Victory Fund in 1922′, has now given the ship over £1,262,000 since 1994. This latest award was presented by the Society’s chairman, Admiral Sir Kenneth Eaton, to […] Read More

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Annual Dinner on HMS Victory

February 2017

Each year the Society holds its AGM on board HMS Victory with a dinner held on the Lower Gundeck. Tickets for this year’s celebration are now available for Members to purchase in the Member’s Section of the website. The Society has particularly close ties with HMS Victory and was instrumental in her restoration in the 1920s. […] Read More

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King’s Maritime History Seminars 2016-17

September 2016

The list for the 2016-2017 Maritime History series at King’s College London has been released. The series is hosted by the ‘Sir Michael Howard Centre for the History of War’, and organised by the British Commission for Maritime History in association with the Society for Nautical Research. There will be eleven seminars on subjects ranging […] Read More

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Free Mary Rose Articles from The Mariner’s Mirror

September 2016

To celebrate the re-opening of the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, editor Dr. Martin Bellamy has selected some of the best articles from The Mariner’s Mirror archive relating to Henry VIII’s warship and its role in the Tudor navy, which have been made free to access here by publishers Taylor & Francis. The articles chosen […] Read More

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The Woodland Trust’s Jutland Appeal

June 2016

The Woodland Trust has asked the Society for Nautical Research to join in creating Jutland Wood, a growing tribute to those who sacrificed so much at the Battle of Jutland.  6,097 trees will be planted in Langley Vale Wood, Surrey, to commemorate the naval personnel from the Grand Fleet who lost their lives in two […] Read More

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