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John Goddard Collection of Naval Medals & Nelson Letters: Auction

November 2015

The John Goddard Collection of naval medals and Nelson letters, collected over three decades, will be auctioned on 24th November 2015 by the Dix Noonan Webb auction house  in London. Read More

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Two men arrested following reported theft from WW1 Royal Navy wreck

October 2015

Two men have been arrested by Kent Police following reports of thefts from the wreck of of the First World War Royal Navy warship H.M.S. Hermes. Commissioned in 1899, H.M.S. Hermes was a Highflyer class protected cruiser that was converted in 1913 into the Royal Navy’s first aircraft carrying warship when she was given canvas […] Read More

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Wellington Trust Heritage Evening – 9th November

October 2015

Acclaimed maritime artist, Ossie Jones, will be presenting a Master Class and demonstration aboard H.Q.S. Wellington, headquarters ship of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, moored at Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment, London, on Monday 9th November. The evening will start with a buffet at 6.00pm, and the master class will start after that. Bookings should […] Read More

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The Society Is Seeking Book Reviewers For The Mariner’s Mirror

October 2015

The Mariner’s Mirror is the international journal of the Society for Nautical Research. It has been published since 1911 and is recognized as the world’s leading journal of naval and maritime history. The content reflects the aim of the society and publishes ‘research into matters relating to seafaring and shipbuilding in all ages among all nations, into the language […] Read More

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H.M.S. Pickle Replica Arrives on Humberside

October 2015

The replica of H.M.S. Pickle, the famous schooner that, under command of Lieutenant John Richards Lapenotiere, brought the news of the victory at the Battle of Trafalgar and death of Lord Nelson, back to Britain on 4th November 1805, has arrived at her new home of Hull following her purchase by Mal Nicholson, owner of […] Read More

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Mary Rose Trust to set up Margaret Rule Memorial Fund

September 2015

Following the sad death on 9th April 2015 of Margaret Rule, the archaeological director who oversaw the raising of the Tudor warship in October 1982, and without whom much on the incredible project would not have been possible, the Mary Rose Trust has set up a memorial fund in her name. The fund will pay […] Read More

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Making Waves Film Festival 2015

September 2015

The 2015 Making Waves Film Festival will be coming to the National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth this weekend. On Saturday 25th September the documentary “M.33 Destination Dardanelles” will be shown, telling the story of the crew who went to war aboard her in 1915, with the ship herself forming a unique and […] Read More

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H.M.S. Kenya Association Disbanded

September 2015

The association of veterans and families of the Royal Navy, Crown Colony Class cruiser, H.M.S. Kenya has been disbanded, seventy-five years after the ship entered service with the Royal Navy. Seeing service in Arctic, Atlantic and Malta convoys, the hunts for the German battleships Bismarck, and later her sister Tirpitz, before ending the Second World […] Read More

Historic Boat Collection Under Threat

September 2015

With the sad death on 30th June 2015 of S.N.R. member, adventurer, and former Royal Marine, and British Army officer, Major David Goddard M.B.E., his unique collection of some 300 historic boats from around the World that formed the collection of the Exeter Maritime Museum, which sadly closed in 1997, faces a bleak future, according […] Read More

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King’s Maritime History Seminar Programme 2015-2016 Released

August 2015

King’s Maritime History Seminars, 2015-16 8 October 2015, Inadequate Convoy & ASW: own goals that would come back to haunt the IJN in the Pacific War Malcolm Murfett, King’s College London 22 October 2015, Ideology and Early Modern Naval Power Gijs Rommelse, Haarlemmermeer Lyceum, Hoofddorp 5 November 2015, Maritime Relief: Transnational Charities for British Prisoners […] Read More

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