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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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.

Operating as usual

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23/09/2020

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We’re looking to recruit a new Chef, Cleaner and Visitor Experience Manager, and we're eager to find people with an interest in working within an arts and heritage organisation and across multiple cultural venues here in the Lake District.

If any of these opportunities sound like your cup of tea or someone else you know, please share, or head to the Careers section on our website - https://bit.ly/35Y3dK2

#hiring #lakelandarts #windermerejettymuseum #blackwell

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23/09/2020

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You may have missed the live online event of the first Virtual Wooden Boat Festival, but you can still catch some amazing content now available on-demand. You'll find us on the Explorer Stage and the Around The Harbour Stage.

Book online at virtualwbf.org and use our coupon code LAKELAND to get a special discount.

#windermerejetty #virtualWBF #woodenboats #virtualfestival

23/09/2020
1874 Patent Lidgerwood Steam Hoist Steam Up 1994

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From the archives. In about 1992 long time friend and eventual boiler inspector JJ made a deal for a steam traction engine. That deal included an 1874 Patent...

National Museum of the Royal Navy
23/09/2020

National Museum of the Royal Navy

✅Did you know We’re Good to Go?✅
We’ve been awarded the ‘We’re Good to Go’ accreditation from Visit England for our safety measures which lets you know we’ve worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and that we have processes in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Book your tickets in advance for any of our sites in Hartlepool, Yeovilton, Portsmouth and Gosport at nmrn.org.uk

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy

23/09/2020
Hunter's Yard

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Now doesn't that just make you want to get sailing?
This year we're planning a gradual wind down of the fleet. So if you want to hire one of these girlies you'll need to get in quick. Pop over to the special offers page on our website for more details.

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23/09/2020

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A busy start to a busy week as work continues apace on our major projects, 'Lindy Lou', 'Ellendora' and 'Falcon' whilst we also keep taking on and launching new customers. We've lifted four boats over the last two days, unusually for late September three into the water and one out, a Dan, Webb and Feasey-built Blackwater Sloop called 'Vydra' which has just moved back to the East Coast from the Isle of Wight, 'Lady Louise', a Cornish Crabber 24, brings another gaff rig to the river, 'Sea Wanderer' was launched for Andy Seedhouse Boat Sales and finally 'Elf' was brought ashore for winter.

After such a long time with so many empty moorings for the first half of the year, it is brilliant to see so many people out enjoying the river.

#woodbridge #boatyard #classicboats #woodenboats #traditionalskills #woodbridgesuffolk #riverdeben #maritimewoodbridge #classicboat #boatrestoration #historicboats #boatbuilding #blackwater #blackwatersloop #maldon #vydra #cornishcrabber #ladylouise #gaffrig #oldgaffers #elf #woodenboat #busybusybusy

The Scottish Fisheries Museum
22/09/2020

The Scottish Fisheries Museum

Episode 1 of Anchored: Marine Life in Lockdown is LIVE!

🎧 Listen on Spotify: https://buff.ly/2FPLw4L

Have a listen as a talk climate change and conservation with Catherine Gemmell from the Marine Conservation Society, Emily Hague from the Sea Mammal Research Unit and Susan Davis from the Scottish Seabird Centre

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22/09/2020

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Shad will be away from the museum for a while and is currently on her way for a little TLC.

Shad is a motorised narrowboat and carried cargo on the canal until 1972 when she retired and became part of the historic boat collection at the museum.

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22/09/2020

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With the rise in COVID-19 cases over the past couple of weeks we made the difficult decision to cancel our remaining daysails and end our season early.

The Excelsior team are now focussing on planning our 2021 season - and it's going to be a big one! Our fine lady will be 100 years old and we've some superb voyages and celebrations in the making, plus we'll hopefully be able to offer our unique sailing experiences to school groups and young people once more!

To receive updates about our plans for 2021 and news on how our historic ship fares during her winter maintenance, drop us a line at [email protected] and let us know if you're interested in getting your group onboard next year!

Photo credit: Rob Howarth

#tallships #historicship #sailing #sailtraining #woodenboats #traditionalskills @nationalhistoricships #schoolactivities #daysout @thesuffolkcoast #daysatsea

The The Scottish Fisheries Museum has teamed up with Netherlands-based charitable foundation 'By the Ocean we Unite' to ...
22/09/2020

The The Scottish Fisheries Museum has teamed up with Netherlands-based charitable foundation 'By the Ocean we Unite' to screen an insightful and moving environmental documentary.

Join them on the 2nd of October 7pm-9pm for an online watch of 'An Ocean Story', the feature-length documentary by Sander Van Weert featuring National Geographic explorer-in-residence and President/Chair of Mission Blue, Sylvia Earle, as well as the President of Iceland, Guoni Johannesson and UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean, Peter Thomson. Get your tickets here! https://bit.ly/32RVag7

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22/09/2020

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Doesn’t our bridge front look smart!

Our deck volunteers have been busy over the last few months to completely repaint our bridge front as part of our ongoing maintenance programme!

#powerofvolunteers #steamship #shieldhall #southampton

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22/09/2020

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In Steam! this Saturday 26 September, open also on Sunday and Monday this holiday weekend. 11am - 5pm
Enjoy the fresh air on the Maid’s open decks and pier area and her spacious refurbished saloons.
Feel the power as her magnificent engines turn again, smell the hot oil and enjoy the best views there are of south Loch Lomond. From 11.30am the engines will turn 2 or 3 times in every hour through to 4.30pm. The charge is £5 per adult with up to 3 accompanied children under 16 going free. Season tickets available for just £12 and that will give you unlimited visits to the ship on regular days and In Steam events until the end of NEXT year. There is good parking availability onsite and the ship is fully Covid compliant.

There are lots of children’s activities and new video so there will be something new for regular visitors to enjoy. We’ve got a great café and you can enjoy your lunch in the refurbished saloon on the Promenade Deck or out on the pier for the very best view of the loch.
Looking forward to welcoming you aboard.

22/09/2020
Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

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Welcome to online Heritage Open Days! Enjoy a virtual visit to key areas of our wonderful Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre!
In this video our cherished Skipper Dennis Avery has a chat with us about his former command, the iconic ROSS TIGER.
We hope you enjoy it!
Filmed 18/9/20

22/09/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a National Museum?

Take a look at the video below which tells you all about our brand new Collections Store - Storehouse 12.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #MuseumFromHome

Top five sea books - Classic Boat Magazine
22/09/2020
Top five sea books - Classic Boat Magazine

Top five sea books - Classic Boat Magazine

If you had to pick your top five sea books, what would they be? Here is one list among many.   One of the most amazing things about working at Classic Boat is the weekly flood of books into the office. Most of these fall into distinct genres, like the following: The Ultimate Knot Book, Diesel …

LAST CHANCE TO NOMINATE YOUR HISTORIC VESSEL VOLUNTEERS FOR THE MARSH AWARDS! Closes this Wednesday! Cash prizes of £500...
22/09/2020

LAST CHANCE TO NOMINATE YOUR HISTORIC VESSEL VOLUNTEERS FOR THE MARSH AWARDS! Closes this Wednesday!

Cash prizes of £500-£1,000 to be won in 3 categories; Individual, Group, Lifetime Achievement

More info & how to enter: http://nationalhistoricships.org.uk/nhs_menu_nav/23

📸: 2019 Group Winners: Ross Revenge volunteers

*Vote for your People's Choice Award finalist* Pop over to Instagram to "like" the image you want to go through to the f...
21/09/2020

*Vote for your People's Choice Award finalist*

Pop over to Instagram to "like" the image you want to go through to the final next month:
http://instagram.com/nationalhistoricships/

Here are our Group A photos - the 4 x Group winners will go through to the final in October.

GROUP A:
A: Spaceman In The Rigging (Dawn aboard brig, Morgenster) - Jessica Clay
B: Deck Skills Day Aboard MT Touchstone - Jason Arthur
C: Winter sailing on the salt marsh - Ian Finch
D: Barge (Edith May) - Ricky Irwin

Voting for Group A is open until 10pm on Sunday 27th September.

The People's Choice Award winner will be announced at the National Historic Ships UK Awards Ceremony 2020 on 10th November and will win a Go-Pro camera, donated by our sponsor Robbins Timber.

Happ Birthday to SS Robin! 🥳The Victorian steamship is part of the prestigious National Historic Fleet. Read more about ...
21/09/2020

Happ Birthday to SS Robin! 🥳

The Victorian steamship is part of the prestigious National Historic Fleet. Read more about her history on our website: www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/register/1794/ss-robin

Happy Birthday to SS Robin! - 130 Years Young this month!

Between August and September 1890, SS Robin was launched into the River Lea and fitted out at East India Dock in London. Towed to Dundee where engine and boiler were fitted in October, her maiden voyage began in December and after a long and eventful working life she ended her days in Bilbao, Spain being retired in 1974 aged a remarkable 84 years.

As the last working cargo carrying steam ship left in service anywhere in the world, she was saved and preserved by the Maritime Trust soon after and survives today as the worlds only complete Victorian cargo steam ship.

We are planning to open the ship to visitors more regulary as Corona restrictions and staff availability allow. Please see our website for further details and to sign up to news updates!

Tall Ship Zebu's good news comes in bundles! Not only is she the proud owner of a start-of-the-art electric flux motor, ...
21/09/2020

Tall Ship Zebu's good news comes in bundles! Not only is she the proud owner of a start-of-the-art electric flux motor, she has also also been given the all clear to set sail again! Congratulations to our Flagship for the North 2020! https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/news/shipshape/tall-ship-zebus-good-news-comes-bundles

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Flagships 2020 https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/page/our-flagships-2020

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21/09/2020
MQ Odd Stuff - Day 10

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The last day of the Heritage Open days Festival and our last "Odd Stuff" post. Artist Harley Crossley allowed himself to be talked into producing his first Medway Queen painting, to be raffled in aid...

Pudge Project update: Milestone achieved!Thames Sailing Barge Trust (TSBT) are pleased to announce that a great mileston...
21/09/2020

Pudge Project update: Milestone achieved!
Thames Sailing Barge Trust (TSBT) are pleased to announce that a great milestone in the conservation of Pudge has been achieved in the last few days with the first of her replacement deck planks having been laid by Kevin Finch of KJ Finch Shipwrights at Fullbridge. This is great news and marks a turning point in the conservation of Pudge. The new decks have been fitted for the mast deck and work on other areas will continue in the coming weeks! https://bit.ly/30ch3VJ

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18/09/2020

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Originally built as VIC18, a ‘Victualling Inshore Craft’ delivering WWII Naval supplies around Scotland’s west coast, MV Spartan enjoyed a longer, second life as a puffer delivering cargo around the Firth of Clyde, Mull, Islay and Iona from 1946 up until 1980.

Pictured in 1965, MV Spartan, which at 66 feet was the longest vessel a canal dock would allow, sits at Ardrishaig, at the head of the Crinan Canal.

Discover more about Scotland’s fascinating puffers and step right inside the hull of MV Spartan in our new Spartan: Inside Out exhibition!

https://buff.ly/2wWVfPd

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18/09/2020

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If you are interested to see the progress the Class of August 2019 has made on their boats over the last few weeks, then have a look at the build diaries on our website here: https://bit.ly/3msbETM.

Each boat built at the Academy since 2007 has its own photographic build diary, detailing the entire build process from the first week in the workshop to launch day.

#boatbuilding #boats #boatbuilders #workshop #skills #progress #goals #training #talent #hardwork #motivation #sailing #sail #ocean #sea #adventure #woodenboat

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18/09/2020

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Thank you to everyone who has already transferred their cruise to 2021.
If any existing bookers are still wanting to secure a place on one of our 2021 cruises, please email us to make the transfer.

We will look forward to welcoming you!

Email - [email protected]

Appeal launched to fund £14,000 project to house historic lifeboat Charterhouse; she's in need of a cover in her new hom...
18/09/2020

Appeal launched to fund £14,000 project to house historic lifeboat Charterhouse; she's in need of a cover in her new home at the West Wales Maritime Museum. The cover's urgently needed to enable conservation work to continue and to protect visitors from the elements Charterhouse Returns: https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/news/shipshape/appeal-launched-fund-ps14000-project-house-historic-lifeboat

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On 1 September, the Welsh Government announced the Cultural Recovery Fund — an £18.5 million fund to support the Welsh c...
17/09/2020
Welsh Government announces Cultural Recovery Fund | National Historic Ships

On 1 September, the Welsh Government announced the Cultural Recovery Fund — an £18.5 million fund to support the Welsh cultural sector’s recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant fund will be open for applications from organisations from 16 September to 2 October 2020. Find out more and where to apply here: https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/news/shipshape/welsh-government-announces-cultural-recovery-fund

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Submitted by paula.palmer on Thu, 17/09/2020 - 12:10 On 1 September, the Welsh Government announced the Cultural Recovery Fund — an £18.5 million fund to support the Welsh cultural sector’s recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant fund will be open for applications from org...

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17/09/2020

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Kids Go FREE is back Titanic Belfast and SS Nomadic! 🎉

Enjoy a fabulous family day out as children aged 10 and under go free daily in September! Find out more 👉 titanicbelfast.com/kidsgofree

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17/09/2020

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Anchored: Marine Life in Lockdown will premier next week and in Episode 1 we have a conversation about conservation!

We chat to Catherine Gemmell from the Marine Conservation Society as well as Emily Hague from the Sea Mammal Research Unit and Susan Davis from the Scottish Seabird Centre about the environment through lockdown and beyond.

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16/09/2020

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Relaunching day for Kerne. Pushed down the slipway at 5 a.m., then wait for the tide to float off. Towed back to Sandon Dock by the Vital, all in all a good day and a job well done. Thanks again to grant givers.

Congratulations to #SHTP partner Sea-Change Sailing Trust's Blue Mermaid on their win last weekend at the Colne Match. ⚓...
15/09/2020

Congratulations to #SHTP partner Sea-Change Sailing Trust's Blue Mermaid on their win last weekend at the Colne Match. ⚓️
#maritimeheritage #sailingbarge #traditionalvessels

A nice couple of shots by Neil Hammersley of the weekend's Colne Match, which was won by Blue Mermaid

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15/09/2020

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The Trust were at Fullbridge outside KJ Finch Shipwrights where Pudge is being restored. Our stand was part of The Heritage Weekend and we had the opportunity to speak to a number of people about Pudge’s History and the work that is being undertaken at the yard.

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15/09/2020

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Thank you to National Lottery players for making it possible for the Heritage Lottery Fund to make a grant to us to help us stay open @TheNationalLotteryUK @HeritageFundUK. Our volunteers are now back and we have had our first visitors since lockdown.

M Shed are part of Bristol Open Doors digital audio walking tour around historic Bristol...#shipshapenetworksouthwest
15/09/2020
Historic Bristol: Through Time and Temple

M Shed are part of Bristol Open Doors digital audio walking tour around historic Bristol...#shipshapenetworksouthwest

Nestled in the heart of modern Bristol is the ruin of a sacred Temple. Giving its name to much of the city, Temple Church was built by the Knights Templar. Made famous by ‘The Da Vinci Code’, this religious military order built a world-wide empire – now steeped in myth and legend. Remnants of ...

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I have a 1948 Western isles 40ft ketch rigged motor sailer James silver John bains first true motor sailer . Chance aka Token . Sadly she dry docked I just can't keep up with the work . Free to someone to save pics to follow based in Cornwall
This one household crew thing is proving a bit stretching....
Is there somebody who can tell more about this ship or the shipyard where it's build. Name of th e ship: Uriah Heep year 1946, Dickens Class, General Survey Launch 50 ft, 50 build, some of them at the Brittish Powerboat Company Hythe.
I have a lifeboat 40ft single screw class RNLI lifeboat from 1910 number engraved on the boat 161197 but she has a official number 609 and was named Robert Theophilus Garden. She was stationed at Wicklow on th west coast of Ireland from 1911-1937 and was launched 42 times and saved 31 lives. And now she is in Denmark and she still floating and I live in. I’m looking for Original photos of This boat it’s a mah
Could you please tell me about this block. Many thanks
Does anyone know what this block is
I hope it's OK to post this here, but a friend of mine is selling his beautiful Little Ship.
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=3141850 The sad end of Grethe Witting in Romania.
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=3141850 The sad end of Grethe Witting in Romania.
Sunderland Maritime Heritage Centre, who just this month received a Queens Award for Voluntary Service, are really desperate for funds to keep their centre going. Their normal fund raising activitites have been seriously curtailed during this crisis but they still have costs to pay to keep their building maintained, insured etc. until they can open again to visitors and continue their outdoor fundraising efforts. During this Small Charities Week why not visit their website www.sunderlandmaritimeheritage.org.uk to see the great work they do in preserving Sunderland's maritime history and consider a donation to keep them going. If you are a seller or buyer on Ebay you can also donate there. Thank you!