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.

The Forgotten Music of the Arctic Whalers

Tuesday June 22, 2021

In the 18th and 19th centuries countless whaling ships set sail f... Read More

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Iconic Ships 4: The Cutty Sark

Wednesday June 16, 2021

The fourth episode in our Iconic Ships series features three memb... Read More

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The Lost Fishing Village of Hallsands

Wednesday June 9, 2021

In the early years of the twentieth century commercial dredging r... Read More

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Great Sea Fights: The Battle of Jutland, 1916 Part 3 – The British Accounts

Wednesday June 2, 2021

Today we have Part 3 of our special episode on the Battle of Jutl... Read More

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Great Sea Fights: The Battle of Jutland, 1916 Part 2 – The German Accounts

Tuesday June 1, 2021

Today we have Part 2 of our special episode on the Battle of Jutl... Read More

Great Sea Fights: The Battle of Jutland, 1916 Part 1: The Events

Monday May 31, 2021

Today we have for you Part 1 of our special episode on the Battle... Read More

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Great Sea Fights: The Battle of Tsushima, 1905 Part 3 – The Japanese Perspective

Saturday May 29, 2021

The final instalment of our 3-part special on the Battle of Tsush... Read More

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Great Sea Fights: The Battle of Tsushima, 1905 Part 2 – The Russian Perspective

Friday May 28, 2021

Part 2 of our 3-part special on the Battle of Tsushima explores t... Read More

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Great Sea Fights: The Battle of Tsushima, Part 1 – The Events

Thursday May 27, 2021

The Battle of Tsushima was the decisive naval action between Japa... Read More

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The Evacuation of Dunkirk, 1940

Wednesday May 26, 2021

On this day in 1940, the British Expeditionary Force and other Al... Read More

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Iconic Ships 3: HMS Hood

Monday May 24, 2021

A very special episode in our new Iconic Ships series, published ... Read More

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Amphibious Operations

Friday May 21, 2021

This week Dr Sam Willis speaks with Timothy Heck, the Deputy Dire... Read More

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The Wonderful World of Ships’ Cats, Dogs and Birds: The Museum of Maritime Pets

Thursday May 13, 2021

This week Dr Sam Willis explores the heart-warming story of marit... Read More

The Nangala Submarine Disaster and the K-Class Submarines of the First World War

Thursday May 6, 2021

This episode has been inspired by the tragedy of the Nangala, a s... Read More

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Ghost Ships of the Dart: The Wreck of the Fever Ship Mayfly

Friday April 30, 2021

Estuaries and creeks around the coast of England are littered wit... Read More

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Freed from the Ice: The Last Entry of the Logbook of the Whaler Swan

Monday April 26, 2021

The whaling ships Swan and Isabella in the arctic, with polar bea... Read More

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Iconic Ships 2: The Mayflower

Thursday April 22, 2021

Dr Sam Willis presents episode 2 of our new Iconic Ships series, ... Read More

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Iconic Ships 1: The Mary Rose

Thursday April 15, 2021

This is the first of a new sub-series of podcast episodes: ‘Ico... Read More

The Terror

Monday April 12, 2021

Inspired by the recent BBC series 'The Terror', a chilling tale b... Read More

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The Falklands Sinkings: The Untold Story

Thursday April 1, 2021

Dr Sam Willis speaks with historian Dr Paul Brown about the extra... Read More

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The Channel with Charlie Connelly

Monday March 29, 2021

This week Dr Sam Willis talks with bestselling writer and award w... Read More

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How to Remember Captain Cook

Tuesday March 23, 2021

Dr Sam Willis explores the fascinating problems posed by Britain'... Read More

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Titanic in Miniature’ – The Wonderful ss Shieldhall

Monday March 15, 2021

Dr Sam Willis speaks with Graham Mackenzie, chief engineer of SS ... Read More

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Navigation Masterclass: Secrets of the South Pacific Wave Pilots

Tuesday March 9, 2021

Dr Sam Willis speaks with John Huth, the Donner Professor of Scie... Read More

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