The Mariner's Mirror Podcast

The world’s No.1 podcast dedicated to all of maritime and naval history. With one foot in the present and one in the past we bring you the most exciting and interesting current maritime projects worldwide: including excavations of shipwrecks, the restoration of historic ships, sailing classic yachts and tall ships, unprecedented behind the scenes access to exhibitions, museums and archives worldwide, primary sources and accounts that bring the maritime past alive as never before. Presented by Dr Sam Willis, supported by the Lloyds Register Foundation.

Iconic Ships 13: Thermopylae – The Finest All-Round Clipper of Them All?

Thursday December 2, 2021

In this episode we hear about Thermopylae, one of the most magnif... Read More

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Iconic Ships 12: HMS Barham

Thursday November 25, 2021

In this, episode 12 of our 'Iconic Ships' series we discover the ... Read More

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The Maritime History of Wales 5: The Welsh U-Boat Project 1914-1918

Sunday November 21, 2021

In this our final episode dedicated to the maritime history of Wa... Read More

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The Maritime History of Wales 4: Locating Welsh Shipwrecks

Saturday November 20, 2021

In this our fourth episode dedicated to the maritime history of W... Read More

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The Maritime History of Wales 3: The Bronze Bell Wreck

Thursday November 18, 2021

In this our third episode on the maritime history of Wales we fin... Read More

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The Maritime History of Wales 2: The Newport Medieval Ship

Wednesday November 17, 2021

In this, our second episode on the maritime history of Wales, Eir... Read More

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The Maritime History of Wales 1: The Porth Felen Anchor Stock

Monday November 15, 2021

This is the first episode of our new series about the maritime hi... Read More

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Coffin Ships and The Plimsoll Line: Safety at Sea

Tuesday November 2, 2021

In this episode Dr Sam Willis explores the troubling history of s... Read More

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Iconic Ships 11: HMS Warrior

Tuesday October 26, 2021

In this episode Dr Sam Willis explores HMS Warrior, one of the mo... Read More

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The Battle of Trafalgar Special, Part III: HMS Pickle

Friday October 22, 2021

HMS Pickle - First with News by Gordon Frickers In this, a joi... Read More

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The Battle of Trafalgar Special, Part II: Nelson’s Wounds

Thursday October 21, 2021

Dr Sam Willis explores the many wounds that Nelson received in hi... Read More

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The Battle of Trafalgar Special, Part I: The Eyewitness Accounts

Dr Sam Willis explores the Battle of Trafalgar through two eyewit... Read More

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Iconic Ships 10: Ark Royal

Thursday October 14, 2021

Today we are merging this month's theme on airpower with one of o... Read More

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How to Drive an Aircraft Carrier

Tuesday October 12, 2021

In this, the first of several episodes on the maritime history of... Read More

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The Maritime History of World War Two

Thursday October 7, 2021

This week we are exploring the maritime history of the Second Wor... Read More

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Iconic Ships 9: The Mauretania

Tuesday September 28, 2021

This video explores the fascinating history of RMS Mauretania, wh... Read More

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Iconic Ships 8: The SS Great Britain

Thursday September 23, 2021

Dr Sam Willis meets the team at the ss Great Britain in Bristol t... Read More

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Ships’ Figureheads Revealed

Wednesday September 15, 2021

In this episode we explore the fascinating history of ships' figu... Read More

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Is Britain Still a Global Power?

Monday September 6, 2021

As a follow up to our recent interview with The First Sea Lord ex... Read More

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The First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Tony Radakin

Thursday September 2, 2021

Dr Sam Willis meets with the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Tony Rad... Read More

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The Sunken Archaeology of Malta and the Virtual Museum ‘Underwater Malta’

Wednesday August 25, 2021

The underwater heritage around Malta is one of the richest collec... Read More

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Great Sea Fights 6: USS Constitution v HMS Guerriere 1812 – Part 4 The Single Ship Actions of the War of 1812

Sunday August 22, 2021

In this, the sixth episode of our Great Sea Fights series, we exp... Read More

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Great Sea Fights 6: USS Constitution v HMS Guerriere 1812 – Part 3 Inside the US Navy

Saturday August 21, 2021

In this, the sixth episode of our Great Sea Fights series, we exp... Read More

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Great Sea Fights 6: USS Constitution v HMS Guerriere 1812. Part 2 The Eyewitness Accounts

Friday August 20, 2021

In this, the sixth episode of our Great Sea Fights series, we exp... Read More

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