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Larger type of the early German magnetic mine, recovered in 1939, with rule alongside to show its size. © IWM A 30292.

The Coastal War, 1939

When war was declared on Germany on 3 September 1939 Britain immediately began to mobilise its forces. Whilst the bulk of the Royal Navy was focused on convoy protection and controlling the North Sea the Royal Navy Patrol Service (RNPS), comprised reservists from both the Royal Navy Reserve (RNR) and Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (RNVR), […]

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View of the waterfront at Canton with the paddle steamer 'Spark'. Copyright Hong Kong Maritime Museum. https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/canton-trade/BAKChKKXSKUpJg

Call For Manuscripts – The Materiality of Sino-Foreign Maritime Cultural Exchange

The Centre for Maritime History and Culture Research (CMHCR) at Dalian Maritime University in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology at Helsinki University, invites manuscripts for consideration in a unique edited volume which focuses on the Materiality of the Sino-Foreign Maritime Cultural Exchange and its theoretical underpinnings. The volume seeks to promote research that evidences, […]

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Paper to Pixels: Digitising Lloyd’s Register’s Historic Ship Plan and Survey Report Collection

The Heritage & Education Centre (HEC) is cataloguing, digitising and facilitating free online access to over 1.25 million documents! Who are we? Founded in 1760, Lloyd’s Register is the oldest ship classification society in the world, ensuring the safety of vessels following professional survey. Today, this is continued by the Lloyd’s Register Group providing professional […]

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