SNR Victory Medal 2014

June 2015

We are delighted to announce that, at a ceremony on board HMS Victory after this year’s AGM, the Victory Medal for 2014 was awarded to John Kearon for his outstanding contribution to historic vessel preservation in the UK and abroad. John comes from a seafaring family with a long and distinguished association with ships and […] Read More

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SNR Forum Re-Launch

April 2015

We are delighted to announce that the Society’s Forum, once a major hub of international nautical scholarship, has now been re-launched. Since its foundation in 1910, the Society has taken great pride in holding lively debate on all issues of nautical scholarship and research for the interest and benefit of amateur and professional historians alike. To cater […] Read More

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Anderson Medal Presentation 16 April

April 2015

 16 April 2015, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich We are delighted to present this year’s Anderson Medal for a maritime history publication to Susan Rose for her book England’s Medieval Navy: Ships, Men and Warfare.  The judging committee thought that Susan ‘has done a magnificent job in researching and writing about an era that is often neglected […] Read More

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Spring and Summer Events at the National Maritime Museum

Friday and Saturday, 10-11 April New Researchers in Maritime History Conference There is a great programme of speakers lined up from a range of different Universities as well as independent scholars to tell us all about their current research. The National Maritime Museum are hosting the Friday evening keynote address by John McAleer (University of Southampton) […] Read More

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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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Gallipoli: Myth and Memory

March 2015

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL NAVY, 25 March 2015. On the evening of the 25th March 2015, at 6.15pm, the National Museum of the Royal Navy will be hosting an exclusive wine and canapés preview of the Museum’s new Exhibition Gallipoli: Myth and Memory, which does not open to the general public until the 28th March 2015. A […] Read More

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Society Dinner on board HMS Victory, 13 June

March 2015

On Saturday 13 June 2015 Members of the Society and their guests are invited to dine on the lower gun deck of HMS Victory following the Annual General Meeting and a tour of the ship. Numbers allowed to dine on board are strictly limited and this year’s dinner is expected to be particularly popular because 2015 […] Read More

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Barry Gough Awarded SS Beaver Medal

January 2015

Professor Barry Gough, Ph.D., D.Lit., noted exponent of the maritime foundations of Imperial history, has been awarded the prestigious S.S. Beaver Medal by the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, Patron of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. The award is made annually for Maritime Excellence, and in Gough’s case for his numerous prize-winning publications about the […] Read More

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Lusitania Centenary Conference, Clydebank Town Hall, 13th May 2015

January 2015

In 1907 the Lusitania was built at John Brown’s Clydebank shipyard. She was one of a new class of large transatlantic liners built for Cunard. In 1915 she was torpedoed off the south coast of Ireland with the loss of 1,195 people. There was a huge international outcry which ultimately led to the participation of the United […] Read More

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