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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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. It is successor to the advisory committee on National Historic Ships, set up as a non-departmental advisory body in July 2006. In turn, that organisation followed on from the National Historic Ships Committee, which emerged from a seminar held in 1991 to discuss the problems facing the preservation of historic ships and vessels in the UK and the evident neglect of this important part of our heritage. National Historic Ships UK carries a wide remit, looking not only at the immediate issues concerning historic vessels in the UK, but also addressing questions relating to the support infrastructure for historic ships, their potential for contributing in the wider economic, social and community context, and maintaining a watch list of vessels abroad with potential UK significance. Strong support was expressed for the creation of a co-ordinating body which could provide an overview of all aspects of historic ship preservation and the Committee was formally launched on 15 July 1992 by Lord Lewin, then Chairman of Trustees of the National Maritime Museum. National Historic Ships UK, carries a wide remit, looking not only at the immediate issues concerning historic vessels in the United Kingdom, but also addressing questions relating to the support infrastructure for historic ships, their potential for contributing in the wider economic, social and community context, and by maintaining a watch list of vessels abroad with potential UK significance.

Mission: National Historic Ships UK carries a wide remit, looking not only at the immediate issues concerning historic vessels in the UK, but also addressing questions relating to the support infrastructure for historic ships, their potential for contributing in the wider economic, social and community context, and maintaining a watch list of vessels abroad with potential UK significance. Our aims are set out in our annual reports.

Royal Museums Greenwich
29/07/2020
Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Museums Greenwich

This week we're talking rubbish - literally. What we throw away and what we keep. As part of National Marine Week, we'll be discussing the waste that ends up in our oceans and waterways.

Joining us this week we have Robert Blyth, Professor Pennie Lindeque and Dr Olwenn Martin, to talk all things rubbish.

Association of Dunkirk Little Ships (official)
29/07/2020

Association of Dunkirk Little Ships (official)

Dunkirk Little Ship Sundowner being filmed today by 6pm BBC News Southeast

29/07/2020
Bessie Ellen

Bessie Ellen

Off for the first sail of the season from Fowey! 😍 #fowey

Have you entered our 2020 Photo Competition yet? We'd especially love to see more great pictures of canal boats. Images ...
29/07/2020

Have you entered our 2020 Photo Competition yet? We'd especially love to see more great pictures of canal boats. Images can have been taken within last 2 years, so dig out your favourites & send them in!

All the details & how to enter:
www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/nhs_menu_nav/78

Please share with your followers Canal & River Trust The Black Country Living Museum Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust & anyone else who owns or loves canal boats!

Photo: 'Ilford on the Bridgewater Canal' by Megan Fothergill (finalist, 2016 Photo Competition)

29/07/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

#WebcamWednesday is back live throughout the day bringing you some incredible views of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth Harbour and HM Naval Base Portsmouth. Don’t forget to tell us where you are watching from!

Remember you can watch 24/7 at https://bit.ly/2VQo1wk

#NavigateTheNavy #NMRN

#shipshapenetworksoutheast
28/07/2020

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We've only been open 2 days and we're already receiving some lovely feedback from our visitors. It sure is good to be back ...

28/07/2020
Boat Building Academy

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Ed’s 10’ Flying Ten prepped for coating with solvented epoxy this evening. It will then be ready for varnishing.

Build diary:
https://bit.ly/30Qglgj

#boatbuilding #boats #boat #flyingten #workshop #woodenboats #students #training #skills #talent #motivation #tradition #sailing #ocean #sea #careers #career #practical

British Marine

#shipshapenetworkwales
28/07/2020

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Recently aquired this 50 year old model, complete with makers note !!!

#shipshapenetworksoutheast
28/07/2020

#shipshapenetworksoutheast

Getting some time to reflect on the summer cargo voyage now, after a few days spent this week cycling goods to those customers who couldn’t make it for Gallant's arrival on 11th July.

Some pics from the journey ..

After a weekend of greeting friends and new customers at St Katharine Docks next Tower Bridge, De Gallant sailed on to Kent for the second part of the Thames estuary sail cargo voyage.

Leaving on the tide Monday evening, the schooner slipped through the night-time Thames to anchor off Southend. The following evening the crew brought her into Queenborough Harbour on the Isle of Sheppey - the first time one of our sail cargo trips has touched the north Kentish coast.

Joining her at Queenborough was the crew of The Dawn Sailing Barge Trust Ltd and our fellow port allies Kent Sail Cargo. From the journey continued, with the cargo now loaded on to the Dawn, and sailed to Sittingbourne, Faversham and - in a roundabout way - Whitstable.

Using this combination of ocean-going schooner and coastal barge is a way to connect ports and people across the sail cargo community. It's the model that we hope to make the ‘new normal’ of our operations - sailing these vessels as they were designed to be used.

Thanks to all who came along. Gallant will be back in September!
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#thames #sailcargo #sailcargolondon National Lottery Heritage Fund New Dawn Traders Blue Schooner Company #sittingbourne #faversham The ME Sittingbourne Post Code Group Sittingbourne Heritage Museum

#shipshapenetworkscotland
28/07/2020

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🐱 Say hello to our new museum mascot Kipper the Cat!! 🐱

When we reopen, Kipper will accompany children through the museum and provide new stickers and activities. Kipper was designed by the wonderful artist Mairi Isla Laird!

On this rainy day try designing and colouring Kipper's favourite gansey!

#shipshapenetworksouthwest
28/07/2020

#shipshapenetworksouthwest

We are delighted to be sailing again from August 17th to the end of September. Day sails for up to 8 people only. Welcome aboard?? Check out out website for details

#shipshapenetworksoutheast
28/07/2020

#shipshapenetworksoutheast

Ship Update: 1700 26th July

Yesterday evening we drove the Cary Arms to have dinner overlooking Babbacombe Bay. However given that most of our party, save for Skipper Cyril, could be best described as "slightly unkept" and that we forgot we would have to book a table we were turned away. We did find a lovely spot on top of the cliffs to watch the sunset. This morning we woke and the fancy-work addicts began their work/attempts in earnest. Alanna has conquered Brion Toss's "High class knife lanyard" in beautiful fashion and is now holding masterclasses with the rest of the crew. We spent the afternoon in Dartmouth admiring the busy paddle- steamer 'Kingswear Castle' and and the smattering of working vessels.

#shipshapenetworkscotland
28/07/2020

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Boats, battles & #maritimeheritage
#salvageScotland 2⃣0⃣2⃣0⃣ ⚓️🌊⛴️
Interview with #scottishmaritimemuseum Nicola Scott on YouTube Journeys in Design 🙌 #maritimeheritage #scotland_insta #visitscotland #ycw2020

#shipshapenetworknorth
28/07/2020
Visit the National Waterways Museum | Canal & River Trust

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Welcome to the Canal & River Trust’s National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port. Together with our sister site in Gloucester, we are home to the nation’s designated collection of canal, river and waterways history.

#shipshapenetworksouthwest
28/07/2020

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July is the month of #Brest #fetesmaritmesinternational. This is a reminder of #britanna’s visit in 1992 - in her prime!

#shipshapenetworksoutheast
28/07/2020

#shipshapenetworksoutheast

Great to see the oyster yawl ‘Gamecock’ (F76) back in Whitstable Harbour after years in dry-dock being restored. Built on the beach at Whitstable in 1907 she will be craned onto the quayside for further restoration work (by Whitstable Maritime). Also the Historic Thames Sailing Barge ‘Greta’, the only working Dunkirk Little Ships. ❤️Whitstable.

#shipshapenetworknorth
28/07/2020

#shipshapenetworknorth

The Beaufort Wind Scale was one of the first scales to estimate wind speeds and the effects. It was created by Britain's Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774 -1857), who developed the scale in 1805 to help sailors estimate the winds via visual observations. The scale starts with 0 and goes to a force of 12.

28/07/2020
The Steam Tug Challenge

The Steam Tug Challenge

All you regulars to this page know what Challenge is all about but I thought I would share this video from 2013 to explain why she is so important. Of course this was made when she still belonged to the DLSRT.

https://youtu.be/OijWulawlJ4

Royal Museums Greenwich
28/07/2020

Royal Museums Greenwich

Did you know Royal Museums Greenwich holds one of the most impressive art, photography and ship plan collections in the UK?

Take a look at our great collection: https://prints.rmg.co.uk

HMS Unicorn
28/07/2020

HMS Unicorn

It’s been a busy few weeks as we prepare to reopen, but we have to give a huge 👏THANK YOU👏 to #NationalLottery players. Your contributions have supported the National Lottery Heritage Emergency Fund which has helped make it possible for us to get the ship ready to welcome visitors back safely.
📆We’re counting down the days until we open our doors 👉31 July👈 It’s #ThanksToYou we can welcome aboard our friends and visitors🦄

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Canal & River Trust
28/07/2020

Canal & River Trust

Every year enough plastic to fill 20,000 bin bags is washed out into the oceans from our canals and rivers. That’s more than two bin bags full of harmful waste every hour reaching our seas. Thanks to everyone who has been supporting our Plastics Challenge this year. If you haven’t found it possible to go out and do your own litter pick, you can still help us by supporting our work to remove plastic and harmful waste from our waterways by donating £3 a month: http://ow.ly/mZ4L30r19Cj

Vote now for your Photo of the Week!Photo A: 'Relaxation' by Chris HeapePhoto B: 'Pablo Fairing the Keel Blocks' by Jere...
27/07/2020

Vote now for your Photo of the Week!

Photo A: 'Relaxation' by Chris Heape

Photo B: 'Pablo Fairing the Keel Blocks' by Jeremy Starn

Photo C: 'Barge' by Ricky Irwin

We've chosen our 3 faves from this week's Photo Competition submissions & now it's your turn. Pop over to our Instagram to 'like' your fave:

http://instagram.com/nationalhistoricships/

Great news!
27/07/2020

Great news!

Great news, The Steam Tug Kerne Preservation Society are to receive National Lottery support to help with essential maintenance, repair and conservation work which was impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown. This will safeguard our preservation efforts over the last 49 years and the heritage of Kerne. Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Emergency Fund and its players for their support with our local and national heritage at this crucial time- it’s a lifeline to us who are passionate about sustaining the heritage of the steam tug for the benefit of all. #NationalLotteryHeritageFund #NationalLottery #ThanksToYou #NationalHistoricShipsUK

Sailing Barge Growler
27/07/2020

Sailing Barge Growler

Easing the port garboard in for the final time ! What an incredible moment . Ever since I have owned Growler she has never had any garboards in her so it’s so exciting to see them go in and reveal her underwater profile as they meet the forefoot!
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#growler #sailingbarge #allwoodallgood #yachts #thamesbarge #lovingit #norfolk #projectboat

Sailing Barge Growler
27/07/2020

Sailing Barge Growler

Can you help us?

We are currently searching for the plans to Growler. She was designed by Tom Hughes in 1922 and based in Leigh we believe and then she ended up in the benfleet yacht club where she spent the war laid up.

We would love to make contact with the family of Tom Hughes and if possible find the plans to her. These would be invaluble to us.

Bessie Ellen
27/07/2020

Bessie Ellen

*Day Sails from Fowey* We are getting ready in Fowey to take guests out for the day to explore our beautiful Cornish coast. Sailing Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm we’ll sail the coast and anchor up for a pasty lunch - and perhaps a swim off the boat! Go to https://bessie-ellen.com/day-sails-from-fowey/ to find out more and book online securely with our agency @VentureSail. Let’s get sailing!⛵️
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Looking for an overnight stay? We can now take private charters for families overnight- just get in touch for more details. Min 3 nights.
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#fowey #foweyharbour #foweycornwall #thingstodocornwall #visitfowey #daysoutcornwall #kernowfornia #poldarkscornwall #charlestown #cornwallcoast #daysail #bessieellen #venturesailholidays #cornishcoastline

27/07/2020
Pilgrim of Brixham

Pilgrim of Brixham

Day sailing around Torbay, perfect for up to 8 people on a genuine Brixham Sailing Trawler.
Check out our website for dates etc
Pilgrimofbrixham.org.uk/sailing

Steam Tug Kerne
27/07/2020

Steam Tug Kerne

It dried up enough yesterday to get the first coat of Hempel two pack epoxy paint on the side deck, ( and paint the engineers into the engine and boiler room).

Tall Ship Zebu
27/07/2020

Tall Ship Zebu

Time machine to when we were transiting the Panama Canal in 1985. Always complicated manoevering sandwiched in between huge reefers and tankers! Featuring our Bosun for the trip, Rob Bradley and image taken by Pete Taylor, Engineer and Watchleader for the trip.

LV14 SULA Lightship
27/07/2020

LV14 SULA Lightship

☆ @igersglos SULA photoshoot ☆

Great moody photographs from @creativedepictionstudio! Thanks so much for sharing these with us! 📸⚓

#lv14sulaphotography #lv14sulalightship #igersglos #igersuk #moodyphotography #moodytones #visitglos

27/07/2020
Canal & River Trust

Canal & River Trust

We are so pleased to reopen the National Waterways Museum, National Waterways Museum Gloucester and Trevor Basin Visitor Centre. We continue to follow government guidance and are taking the appropriate action so that everyone who visits, works and volunteers in and around our museums and attractions can safely enjoy their day. Things will look a little different for a while and not all areas will be available, so please do visit our website before planning your visit:

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/places-to-visit/national-waterways-museum
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/places-to-visit/gloucester-docks
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/places-to-visit/pontcysyllte-aqueduct-world-heritage-site/trevor-basin-visitor-centre

Our 2020 Photo Competition 'Photo of the Week' as voted on Instagram is 'The Channel Rose outside Derek Jarma's Prospect...
27/07/2020

Our 2020 Photo Competition 'Photo of the Week' as voted on Instagram is 'The Channel Rose outside Derek Jarma's Prospect Cottage in Dungeness' by David Stearne

Congratulations, David! Your image will go forward to the People's Choice Award final in September.

Info & how to enter: http://nationalhistoricships.org.uk/nhs_menu_nav/78

#shipshapenetworkscotland
27/07/2020

#shipshapenetworkscotland

OHBS members recently made a field trip to see what work will be required to move the 26' Steam Launch 'Nellie' from her current home to a new location for restoration. Nellie is currently hanging in slings with her boiler removed.

Great news from Thalatta! ⬇️
27/07/2020

Great news from Thalatta! ⬇️

We’d like to say a huge thank you to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for supporting us during this time with their Heritage Emergency Fund. And we’d like to say thank you to all the #NationalLottery players for making it possible for them to fund us! Thanks to you we will be able to keep Thalatta well-maintained and in the very best condition while she is out of action this season, and we can look forward to getting her back out sailing in 2021. Thank you!

@TNLUK @HeritageFundUK #NationalLottery #ThanksToYou
@TheNationalLotteryUK @HeritageFundUK

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