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Charles Miller Maritime Auctions

January 2015

Charles Miller Ltd, London’s only specialist auction house dedicated to the sale of maritime and scientific objects and works of art, has issued an invitation to consign for the Spring Sale, scheduled for 12 May.   Included so far in the Spring Sale is the builder’s own half block model for the famous tea clipper Thermopylæ (1868), […] Read More

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The Warship Anne Trust, 4 July 2015

January 2015

In June 1690 a fleet of Anglo-Dutch ships fought off a French invasion fleet at the Battle of Beach Head. One English ship, the 70-gun Third Rate Anne, was burned after the battle and her remains can still seen on the beach at Hastings. On 4 July 2015, The Warship Anne Trust is holding a […] 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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Happy New Year! January’s Many Events

December 2014

2015 starts off with a veritable bumper month for those with a passion for maritime history. 9 January, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth CFP: Victory 250: ‘The Old Wooden Walls of England’ – Building the Sailing Navy 12 January, University of Greenwich CFP: British Commission for Maritime History New Researchers’ Conference 13 January, […] Read More

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National Historic Ships Photography Competition 2014

December 2014

The results of the National Historic Ships 204 photographic competition are now online and can be browsed in full here. The overall winner was this wonderful image,  entitled ‘To the Jib Sheet’ by Philippe Saudreau from Plérin in France. If you are not familiar with the wonderful work of National Historic Ships, their work is […] Read More

Great War Greenwich Seminar Series 13 January

 Professor Sarah Palmer: ‘Congestion, Shortage and Loss: the Port of London in the Great War’   The war proved a challenge for the Port of London, the UK’s leading port. In the first year,  exceptional war-connected traffic, enlistment by many port workers and  high imports of sugar caused congestion and delays. Government established the national […] Read More

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Printable Rare Books on British Maritime History

December 2014

An eclectic collection of rare pamphlets and guides, timetables and souvenirs, some of which have an interesting maritime angle, has been made accessible online at BritishTransportTreasures.com Read More

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Calling all Volunteers for Royal Naval Museum Portsmouth!

December 2014

Volunteer opportunities now available aboard First World War Gallipoli survivor HMS M.33 at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth. For the first time, opportunities are available for volunteers to work on board the only Gallipoli campaign survivor, HMS M.33 situated at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Opening in August 2015, she’s the only First World […] Read More

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Naval-History.Net and WW1

December 2014

As part of the continuing World War 1 Centenary, Naval-History.Net has added more material to their site which will be of interest to those researching the naval and maritime history of the war. A transcription of U.S. Admiral Sims invaluable “THE VICTORY AT SEA”, annotated with up-to-date warship and U-boat loss research. Contemporary accounts of World War […] Read More

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