National Historic Ships UK

National Historic Ships UK National Historic Ships UK is the official voice for historic vessels in the United Kingdom National Historic Ships UK is a government funded, independent organisation which gives objective advice to UK governments and local authorities, funding bodies, and the historic ships sector on all matters relating to historic vessels in the UK.
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Our 2021 Photo Competition closes TODAY! Get your pictures in by midnight on Tuesday 31 August to be in with a chance of...
31/08/2021

Our 2021 Photo Competition closes TODAY!

Get your pictures in by midnight on Tuesday 31 August to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes, including a Go-Pro camera and £500 of vouchers of your choice. We're especially looking for fantastic sailing photos for the Classic Boat Award, with the winner chosen by Classic Boat Magazine.

Read more & enter:
www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/PhotoCompetition

📸 Last year's Classic Boat Award Winner 'Peace CK171' by Colm O'Laoi

Our 2021 Photo Competition closes TODAY!

Get your pictures in by midnight on Tuesday 31 August to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes, including a Go-Pro camera and £500 of vouchers of your choice. We're especially looking for fantastic sailing photos for the Classic Boat Award, with the winner chosen by Classic Boat Magazine.

Read more & enter:
www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/PhotoCompetition

📸 Last year's Classic Boat Award Winner 'Peace CK171' by Colm O'Laoi

Only FOUR days left to nominate your historic vessel & Shipshape Network volunteers for the Marsh Volunteer Awards 2021!...
27/08/2021

Only FOUR days left to nominate your historic vessel & Shipshape Network volunteers for the Marsh Volunteer Awards 2021!

£500-£1,000 cash prizes to be won for Individual volunteers & volunteer Teams, courtesy of our Award partners The Marsh Christian Trust. All types of volunteering are eligible, from operation, conservation and maintenance to social media, fundraising, learning, and front of house. Closes 31st August.

Read more: http://nationalhistoricships.org.uk/MarshAwards

📸 2020 Winners HMS Unicorn, Charlotte Hole from the Cirdan Trust, and the Dartford & Crayford Creek Restoration Trust's 'Banks Team'.

Only FOUR days left to nominate your historic vessel & Shipshape Network volunteers for the Marsh Volunteer Awards 2021!

£500-£1,000 cash prizes to be won for Individual volunteers & volunteer Teams, courtesy of our Award partners The Marsh Christian Trust. All types of volunteering are eligible, from operation, conservation and maintenance to social media, fundraising, learning, and front of house. Closes 31st August.

Read more: http://nationalhistoricships.org.uk/MarshAwards

📸 2020 Winners HMS Unicorn, Charlotte Hole from the Cirdan Trust, and the Dartford & Crayford Creek Restoration Trust's 'Banks Team'.

Only FOUR days left to enter the National Historic Ships UK 2021 Photo Competition!Have you taken a great photo of a his...
27/08/2021

Only FOUR days left to enter the National Historic Ships UK 2021 Photo Competition!

Have you taken a great photo of a historic vessel, or someone working or sailing on their boat? Fantastic prizes to be won, including a Go-Pro camera, £500 of vouchers, and a trip on a historic vessel. Our Photo Competition closes at midnight on 31 August, so don't delay, get your pics in now!

http://nationalhistoricships.org.uk/PhotoCompetition

📸 Last year's winning images, by Daniel Jones, Sandy Miller, Colm O'Laoi, and David Stearne.

*HISTORIC VESSEL FOR SALE*Whimbrel (Yacht, 1899)www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/register/2623/whimbrelDesigned by Briti...
25/08/2021

*HISTORIC VESSEL FOR SALE*

Whimbrel (Yacht, 1899)
www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/register/2623/whimbrel

Designed by British yacht designer Harley Mead and built by Charles Sibbick at Albert Yard, Cowes. Believed to be one of the few surviving Sibbick ships today. Her first owner, a Mr. Baddeley of Cornwall, enjoyed sailing her in regattas and she crossed the Atlantic. In 1902 she was bought by a Danish rentier, Mr Otto Ree and had a long line of owners in Denmark thereafter. In the early 1940s, she sailed against the Danish King, Christian X and his famous yacht, Rita. The Royal Ship won the race, but Whimbrel was recognised in the fine yachting circles.

After WWII, she became a training ship in Odense, and helped the sport of sailing to spread in Danish society. Since being bought in 1997 by Korsør Produktionshøjskole (a practical school for young people), Whimbrel has been working as a training ship, as well as for teaching shipkeeping and boatbuilding skills. In 2006, she underwent a major restoration led by professional boatbuilder Christian Dyrlowev Madsen and a changing team of young people, four of whom have since become certified boatbuilders.

A 52’ gaff rigged cutter, she has been fully renovated and is in great shape. Offers in the region of £70k will be considered.
Currently moored in Korsør, Denmark. An e-book has been published in Danish with more details about the history and restoration of the vessel and some great photos: https://issuu.com/korsor-produktionshojskole/docs/historien-om-whimbrel

Interested parties should email [email protected] and we will pass on your details to the owner.

24/08/2021

Get aboard Lynher of Cremyll down at Cotehele Quay this week! ⬇

Need to renew your historic vessel insurance? National Historic Ships UK has partnered with Winter & Co Marine to offer ...
24/08/2021

Need to renew your historic vessel insurance?

National Historic Ships UK has partnered with Winter & Co Marine to offer the Historic Ships Policies; specially tailored for, and exclusively available to, craft on the National Register of Historic Vessels. Separate and specially tailored policies are available for both private and commercial vessel owners.

Read more:
www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/page/historic-ships-insurance-policies

Only 7 DAYS left to nominate your historic vessel & Shipshape Network volunteers for the Marsh Volunteer Awards 2021!Cas...
23/08/2021

Only 7 DAYS left to nominate your historic vessel & Shipshape Network volunteers for the Marsh Volunteer Awards 2021!

Cash prizes of £500 and £1000 for the winning Individual volunteers and Volunteer Teams can be spent how the winners choose, courtesy of our Award partners The Marsh Christian Trust.

All types of volunteering are eligible, from maintenance, operation and conservation to front of house, fundraising, helping to create virtual content and learning resources, and social media.

The Awards close on 31 August, so don't miss out, get your nominations in now!

www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/MarshAwards

📸 Dartford and Crayford Creek Restoration Trust Banks Team, 2020 winners

Only 7 DAYS left to nominate your historic vessel & Shipshape Network volunteers for the Marsh Volunteer Awards 2021!

Cash prizes of £500 and £1000 for the winning Individual volunteers and Volunteer Teams can be spent how the winners choose, courtesy of our Award partners The Marsh Christian Trust.

All types of volunteering are eligible, from maintenance, operation and conservation to front of house, fundraising, helping to create virtual content and learning resources, and social media.

The Awards close on 31 August, so don't miss out, get your nominations in now!

www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/MarshAwards

📸 Dartford and Crayford Creek Restoration Trust Banks Team, 2020 winners

Only 7 DAYS left to get your photos in for the 2021 National Historic Ships UK Photography Competition!Fantastic prizes ...
23/08/2021

Only 7 DAYS left to get your photos in for the 2021 National Historic Ships UK Photography Competition!

Fantastic prizes to be won, plus the chance to feature in our 2022 calendar. Closing date for entries: 31 August

Read more & enter:
www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/PhotoCompetition

📸 2017 winner 'Butty boat Ilford breaks the Dawn' by Teresa Fuller

Only 7 DAYS left to get your photos in for the 2021 National Historic Ships UK Photography Competition!

Fantastic prizes to be won, plus the chance to feature in our 2022 calendar. Closing date for entries: 31 August

Read more & enter:
www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/PhotoCompetition

📸 2017 winner 'Butty boat Ilford breaks the Dawn' by Teresa Fuller

Have you subscribed to our free monthly e-newsletter yet? The August issue is out Thursday! Subscribe now for all the la...
23/08/2021

Have you subscribed to our free monthly e-newsletter yet? The August issue is out Thursday!

Subscribe now for all the latest news from National Historic Ships UK, our Shipshape Network of maritime heritage projects around the UK, and the wider historic vessel sector, plus events, jobs, vessels for sale & more:

http://nationalhistoricships.org.uk/newsletter

📸 Sandy Miller

Have you subscribed to our free monthly e-newsletter yet? The August issue is out Thursday!

Subscribe now for all the latest news from National Historic Ships UK, our Shipshape Network of maritime heritage projects around the UK, and the wider historic vessel sector, plus events, jobs, vessels for sale & more:

http://nationalhistoricships.org.uk/newsletter

📸 Sandy Miller

Have your volunteers kept your historic vessel or Shipshape Network project afloat, supported you to reopen to the publi...
19/08/2021

Have your volunteers kept your historic vessel or Shipshape Network project afloat, supported you to reopen to the public, or helped with fundraising, social media, virtual events, learning resources, etc during lockdown? Nominate them for the National Historic Ships UK Marsh Volunteer Awards 2021!

Cash prizes of £500 for winning Individual Volunteer and £1000 for winning Volunteer Team can be spent how the winners choose, courtesy of our Awards partner the Marsh Christian Trust.

Read more & nominate your volunteer/s - deadline 31 August!

http://nationalhistoricships.org.uk/MarshAwards

Fancy a day out on the Thames in September? Twenty Dunkirk Little Ships including our 2021 Flagship of the Year Breda wi...
19/08/2021

Fancy a day out on the Thames in September? Twenty Dunkirk Little Ships including our 2021 Flagship of the Year Breda will be in attendance at the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships' 26th Veterans Cruise - a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our veterans and see and photograph these beautiful historic vessels. ⬇

Check out the latest SB Pudge progress update from Thames Sailing Barge Trust (TSBT) ⬇
19/08/2021

Check out the latest SB Pudge progress update from Thames Sailing Barge Trust (TSBT) ⬇

Photos from The Danny - Daniel Adamson a 1903 steamship with a unique story's post
19/08/2021

Photos from The Danny - Daniel Adamson a 1903 steamship with a unique story's post

Great news, Woodbridge Riverside Trust is open to the public again! Why not pop along to see what's been happening durin...
19/08/2021

Great news, Woodbridge Riverside Trust is open to the public again! Why not pop along to see what's been happening during lockdown?

#ShipshapeNetwork #ShipshapeNetworkEast

We've had another fantastic day checking out all the facilities at Boathouse 4, including the International Boatbuilding...
18/08/2021

We've had another fantastic day checking out all the facilities at
Boathouse 4, including the International Boatbuilding Training College IBTC Portsmouth and the new Arthur Beale Ltd chandlery, plus classrooms, exhibits & a restaurant with a great view over the historic vessels on the heritage pontoon below! You can even take a harbour tour on some of the vessels, like we did yesterday on MGB 81 and Falklands landing craft Foxtrot 8.

Big thanks to everyone at Boathouse 4 who gave us such a warm welcome and helped us and the film crew over the last two days. We can't wait to come back for more filming in the Autumn, and for the public to see this finished film, which will be part of our Virtual Awards Ceremony in November.

Boathouse 4 is one of our Shipshape Network South East projects. Read more about it on our website:
www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/page/shipshape/boathouse-4-ibtc-portsmouth

The Wellington Trust are planning something a little special for their next lecture on 13 September. There’s always a ta...
18/08/2021

The Wellington Trust are planning something a little special for their next lecture on 13 September.

There’s always a tall tale over a glass of something in the Wardroom, and they are inviting you to share your tales, anecdotes and experiences from your maritime adventures at sea.

Maybe you’ve got a tale that will wow. Or a memory that will dazzle. Or even an anecdote that will make people chuckle. This is your opportunity to share it with the Wellington Trust sailing community.

If you have a story you’d like to share and would like to take part, please write a 200 word synopsis of the story and email it to Jenny Moseley [email protected] by Friday 27th August.

They will select approximately 6 stories for the evening talk and each participant can have around 5-10 minutes to spin their yarn.

So why not join the Wellington Trust on the digital stage in September and tell them a tale!

The Wellington Trust are planning something a little special for their next lecture on 13 September.

There’s always a tall tale over a glass of something in the Wardroom, and they are inviting you to share your tales, anecdotes and experiences from your maritime adventures at sea.

Maybe you’ve got a tale that will wow. Or a memory that will dazzle. Or even an anecdote that will make people chuckle. This is your opportunity to share it with the Wellington Trust sailing community.

If you have a story you’d like to share and would like to take part, please write a 200 word synopsis of the story and email it to Jenny Moseley [email protected] by Friday 27th August.

They will select approximately 6 stories for the evening talk and each participant can have around 5-10 minutes to spin their yarn.

So why not join the Wellington Trust on the digital stage in September and tell them a tale!

Timeline Photos
18/08/2021

Timeline Photos

Encourage your child or grandchild to explore their creativity in our new model boat building competition. No experience necessary! And no health & safety regs to follow! https://buff.ly/2VJu2Pf #KidsActivities #Boats #Competition #Education

Big thanks to our presenter Paul Atterbury, seen here with VIC 56 at Boathouse 4. The NHS-UK team will be back tomorrow ...
17/08/2021

Big thanks to our presenter Paul Atterbury, seen here with VIC 56 at Boathouse 4. The NHS-UK team will be back tomorrow for more filming at the Boathouse, including IBTC Portsmouth and the new Arthur Beale shop #shipshapenetwork #maritimeheritage #portsmouth #historicvessels

Big thanks to our presenter Paul Atterbury, seen here with VIC 56 at Boathouse 4. The NHS-UK team will be back tomorrow for more filming at the Boathouse, including IBTC Portsmouth and the new Arthur Beale shop #shipshapenetwork #maritimeheritage #portsmouth #historicvessels

This afternoon we are filming aboard VIC 56 at Boathouse 4! #shipshapenetwork #historicvessels #portsmouth #maritimeheri...
17/08/2021

This afternoon we are filming aboard VIC 56 at Boathouse 4! #shipshapenetwork #historicvessels #portsmouth #maritimeheritage

Our NHS-UK Director Hannah Cunliffe with Paul Atterbury, preparing to film aboard F8 for our upcoming Award Ceremony in ...
17/08/2021

Our NHS-UK Director Hannah Cunliffe with Paul Atterbury, preparing to film aboard F8 for our upcoming Award Ceremony in November! #ShipshapeNetwork #historicvessels #portsmouth

Our NHS-UK Director Hannah Cunliffe with Paul Atterbury, preparing to film aboard F8 for our upcoming Award Ceremony in November! #ShipshapeNetwork #historicvessels #portsmouth

This morning the NHS-UK team are filming at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and starting the day with a trip out on board M...
17/08/2021

This morning the NHS-UK team are filming at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and starting the day with a trip out on board MGB81 and Foxtrot 8! #ShipshapeNetwork #historicvessels #portsmouth

Calling historic vessels and Shipshape Network projects! Only TWO weeks left to nominate your volunteers for the Marsh V...
16/08/2021

Calling historic vessels and Shipshape Network projects!

Only TWO weeks left to nominate your volunteers for the Marsh Volunteer Awards 2021!

It's the perfect chance to reward and celebrate your brilliant volunteers - and cash prizes of £500-£1000 can be spent how the winners choose! It's also great publicity for your vessel or project as a press release will be sent out announcing the winners, and they will be featured in our 2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony.

We're especially looking for nominations for volunteer teams, so don't delay, send in your application today.

Read more & enter:
http://nationalhistoricships.org.uk/MarshAwards

📸 HMS Unicorn volunteer team (2020 winners); Dartford & Crayford Creek 'Banks Team' (2020 Special Commendation); Ross Revenge Restoration Group (2019 winners)

Webinar: 'Conserving the historic boats of the Langollen Inland Waterways'Our #ShipshapeNetworkNorth project Ellesmere Y...
13/08/2021

Webinar: 'Conserving the historic boats of the Langollen Inland Waterways'

Our #ShipshapeNetworkNorth project Ellesmere Yard are holding a webinar next Thursday 19th August to discuss conservation of inland waterways craft, skills and infrastructure.

National Historic Ships UK's Victoria Wallworth will be joining to say a few words about the Shipshape Network, and we have also confirmed the below speakers:

1pm - Welcome and Introductions - Sue Ball & Nicola Lewis-Smith, Canal & River Trust
1.05pm - Shipshape Network overview - Victoria Wallworth, National Historic Ships UK
1.10pm - National Waterways Museum 'Best Practice' - Steven Bagley/Graham Boxer, Canal & River Trust
1.25pm - Operating Historic Fly Boat 'Saturn' - John Yates and Tony Lewery
1.40pm - Mapping infrastructure and skills - John Johnson, CRT Mobilisation Supervisor
1.55pm - Ellesmere facilities and local network of yards and suppliers. Volunteers skills - Roger Birch & Roger Howard, CRT Operation Team Ellesmere Yard
2.10pm - Q & A /Workshop

As an event for an inland waterways audience, this webinar may be of particular interest to our Shipshape North, Wales and Heart of England projects.

To attend, please Register at the following link (via Microsoft Teams): https://bit.ly/EllesmereYard

Webinar: 'Conserving the historic boats of the Langollen Inland Waterways'

Our #ShipshapeNetworkNorth project Ellesmere Yard are holding a webinar next Thursday 19th August to discuss conservation of inland waterways craft, skills and infrastructure.

National Historic Ships UK's Victoria Wallworth will be joining to say a few words about the Shipshape Network, and we have also confirmed the below speakers:

1pm - Welcome and Introductions - Sue Ball & Nicola Lewis-Smith, Canal & River Trust
1.05pm - Shipshape Network overview - Victoria Wallworth, National Historic Ships UK
1.10pm - National Waterways Museum 'Best Practice' - Steven Bagley/Graham Boxer, Canal & River Trust
1.25pm - Operating Historic Fly Boat 'Saturn' - John Yates and Tony Lewery
1.40pm - Mapping infrastructure and skills - John Johnson, CRT Mobilisation Supervisor
1.55pm - Ellesmere facilities and local network of yards and suppliers. Volunteers skills - Roger Birch & Roger Howard, CRT Operation Team Ellesmere Yard
2.10pm - Q & A /Workshop

As an event for an inland waterways audience, this webinar may be of particular interest to our Shipshape North, Wales and Heart of England projects.

To attend, please Register at the following link (via Microsoft Teams): https://bit.ly/EllesmereYard

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Sad news for the heritage world Andy King from the mshed in Bristol who lead the team to restore St mayflower Mt John King and ff pyronaut plus all the other exhibits. Also a big supporter of the national historic ships has sadly past away from a long battle with cancer https://m.facebook.com/groups/198001523638936/permalink/3790582411047478/
Picture from yesterday morning with SS Sheildhall on way to Falmouth dry dock passed Spirit of Falmouth
National historic ship in the southwest Mounts bay lugger Happy Return built in Porthleven 1905 a Dunkirk small ship and the oldest registered fishing boat in the U.K. On her decommissioning she was sold to the Mounts Bay Lugger Association and restored to her original specification. Out of more than 1500 boats built in Porthleven she is the only one in public hands and has a yearly sailing program. New members welcomed www.happyreturn.org
Due to the MCA requesting proof of the thickness of hull at the time of building, which cannot be found, this beautiful 125 year old Historical Ship Henley is now up for sale. If anyone can help locate plans, please do get in touch.
Thank you for letting me post this as the opportunity has arisen to save what is probably the last WW2 RAF Air Sea Rescue service type 2 (whaleback) high speed launch left in restorable condition.
The TID164 Preservation Trust are looking for people to join our team of volunteers. TID164 is one of the last surviving steam tugs of a class built during WW2 to assist the port operations after D Day at the Mulberry Harbour. Moored within the Chatham Historic Dockyard she has been undergoing repairs and preservation over the last few years by a small team of volunteers. We are especially looking for people with an engineering background, welding or steam experience...HOWEVER.. we would welcome anyone who has a passion for history and would like to be involved. Due to insurance we can only accept people over 18 years of age. Please be aware that access to the tug is via a wall ladder and hatches, and may not be suitable for all. To learn more of our work take a look at or webpages at: https://www.tid164preservationtrust.co.uk/ you can contact us via FB or via the contact page on our web page.
Our MayDay appeal for the Thames Sailing Barge May has been launched today! Follow our journey and donate if you can www.thebreadandrosesbarge.com
not sure if your interested but have you seen 'ship happens' on you tube
The Mounts Bay Lugger Association anti-foul Happy Return our 116 year old Cornish Lugger and Dunkirk little ship. She’s ready for another season of sailing . www.happyreturn.org