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.

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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Great Sea Fights 6: USS Constitution v HMS Guerriere 1812. Part 1 The Events

Thursday August 19, 2021

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

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Great Sea Fights 5: A Tudor Battle, 1512 Part III: How to Recreate a Medieval Sea Battle

Thursday August 12, 2021

In this the third and final part of our special mini Great Sea Fi... Read More

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Great Sea Fights 5: A Tudor Battle, 1512 Part II: The Contemporary Accounts

Wednesday August 11, 2021

In this, Part II of our special episodes on the battle of St Math... Read More

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Great Sea Fights 5: A Tudor Battle in the Reign of Henry VIII, 10 August, 1512.

Tuesday August 10, 2021

In this, the fifth episode of our Great Sea Fights series we expl... Read More

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Maritime Scotland 3: A Blockade Runner from Fife in the American Civil War

Friday August 6, 2021

This the third episode in our special series on the maritime hist... Read More

Maritime Scotland 2: The Forgotten Shipbuilders of Leith

Thursday August 5, 2021

In this, our second episode dedicated to the remarkable maritime ... Read More

Maritime Scotland 1: The WW2 Midget Submarines of Aberlady Bay

Wednesday August 4, 2021

In the latest episode of The Mariner's Mirror Podcast we begin th... Read More

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The Oldest Canal in Britain? The Exeter Ship Canal

Wednesday July 28, 2021

In this episode Dr Sam Willis explores the Exeter Ship Canal whic... Read More

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Iconic Ships 7: The Billy Ruffian – HMS Bellerophon

Friday July 23, 2021

Today we have episode 7 of our Iconic Ships mini-series in which... Read More

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Iconic Ships 6: USS Constitution

Tuesday July 20, 2021

Above: USS Constitution underway. Photo Credit: Greg M. Cooper Ph... Read More

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Iconic Ships 5: HMS Belfast

Monday July 12, 2021

Today we have episode 5 of our Iconic Ships mini-series in which... Read More

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The ‘Sunken Library’: An extraordinary collection of books found in a 17th century shipwreck

Wednesday July 7, 2021

In August 2014, a group of amateur divers revisited a known shipw... Read More

Maritime Archives Masterclass

Tuesday June 29, 2021

This episode opens up the fascinating world of maritime historica... Read More

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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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