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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#ShipshapeNetwork #ShipshapeNetworkEast https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/east
26/03/2021

#ShipshapeNetwork #ShipshapeNetworkEast
https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/east

***CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS IN #LOWESTOFT #NORWICH #NORFOLK AND #SUFFOLK ***

We're going to need all hands on deck soon to help get Excelsior ready for the summer season! There's scraping, painting and a multitude of other jobs that are needed to complete our maintenance programme and it doesn't matter if you can only give a day or whether you can help out more regularly - every little helps!

Drop us a message at [email protected] with your name, age and contact details we'll be in touch!

#volunteering #heritage #suffolk #woodenboat #sailing #traditionalskills #volunteernorfolk #volunteersuffolk #woodenship #shipshapenetwork

The Mary Rose announces new Trustee; historian, academic and television presenter, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb ⬇
25/03/2021

The Mary Rose announces new Trustee; historian, academic and television presenter, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb ⬇

We are thrilled to share that we have a new Trustee!

The Board of the Mary Rose Trust is delighted to announce that historian, academic and television presenter, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb, has joined the Mary Rose Trustee Board.

https://maryrose.org/news/professor-suzannah-lipscomb-becomes-a-trustee-of-the-mary-rose/

Live near Lowestoft and looking for a new way of getting your hands dirty this summer? Excelsior Trust need volunteers t...
25/03/2021

Live near Lowestoft and looking for a new way of getting your hands dirty this summer? Excelsior Trust need volunteers to help them get Excelsior ready for the summer season! Read more ⬇

***CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS IN #LOWESTOFT #NORWICH #NORFOLK AND #SUFFOLK ***

We're going to need all hands on deck soon to help get Excelsior ready for the summer season! There's scraping, painting and a multitude of other jobs that are needed to complete our maintenance programme and it doesn't matter if you can only give a day or whether you can help out more regularly - every little helps!

Drop us a message at [email protected] with your name, age and contact details we'll be in touch!

#volunteering #heritage #suffolk #woodenboat #sailing #traditionalskills #volunteernorfolk #volunteersuffolk #woodenship #shipshapenetwork

IBTC Lowestoft are collaborating with East Coast College to offer Level 3 Boatbuilder apprenticeships - if you're over 1...
25/03/2021

IBTC Lowestoft are collaborating with East Coast College to offer Level 3 Boatbuilder apprenticeships - if you're over 18 and wish to pursue a career in boatbuilding, get in touch [email protected]
They are also offering Short Courses again from the 12th April! Find out more: https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/news/shipshape/international-boatbuilding-training-college-ibtc-lowestoft-back
#ShipshapeNetwork

#ShipshapeNetworkEast https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/east

Our #SHTP trainee Alanna is busy preparing Blue Mermaid for the season with the Sea-Change Sailing Trust.  Read her late...
25/03/2021

Our #SHTP trainee Alanna is busy preparing Blue Mermaid for the season with the Sea-Change Sailing Trust. Read her latest blog post on our website: www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/page/nhs/alanna-cameron-shtp2-trainee-pioneer-sailing-trust

#SkillsForTheFuture #NationalLottery #NationalLotteryHeritageFund #ShipshapeNetwork
#MaritimeHeritage #HistoricVessel #TraditionalSkills

Blue Mermaid gets ready for the season. Shipshape trainee Alanna Cameron taking the turns from the topsail for Blue Mermaid's shakedown Saturday 20th March.
Multitasking at Pin Mill, Gus Curtis of King's Boatyard returns the meandering Grindle to its true course having previously cleared mud between the blocks with the smaller machine. Oli Evans using a shovel in the background preparing for Blue Mermaid's arrival on the blocks for scrubbing

Royal Museums Greenwich
25/03/2021

Royal Museums Greenwich

On this day in 1807, King George III, signed into law the Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, banning trading in enslaved people in the British Empire.

Find out more about the 18th c. campaigns that prepared the ground for the abolition, the importance of the rebellion on the island of Haiti, and the work of prominent abolitionists and formerly enslaved people alike, who dedicated their lives in putting and end to the slave trade.

👉 Read more here: http://bit.ly/slave-trade-abolition

CALLING HISTORIC OPERATIONAL PASSENGER VESSELS!National Historic Ships UK & Steamship Shieldhall are co-hosting an onlin...
24/03/2021

CALLING HISTORIC OPERATIONAL PASSENGER VESSELS!

National Historic Ships UK & Steamship Shieldhall are co-hosting an online event & information exchange exclusively for historic operational passenger vessels on Monday 12th April.

'Full Steam Ahead: Back Into Service This Season' will explore the challenges of returning to operation in 2021, at a time when COVID 19 remains a crucial concern, and learn from the experience of those who successfully operated in a COVID-safe manner last summer.

Speakers include John Megoran, Chairman of the Kingswear Castle Trust and Phil Stephens, Chief Operating Officer of SS Shieldhall. The event will include a forum for wider discussion of points that arise from the talks and shared issues and concerns.

Read more & register:
www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/event/nhs/event-full-steam-ahead-back-service-season

New Historic Dockyard Chatham exhibition revealed on #internationalwomensday2021: 'Hidden Heroines: the untold stories o...
24/03/2021

New Historic Dockyard Chatham exhibition revealed on #internationalwomensday2021: 'Hidden Heroines: the untold stories of the women of the Dockyard'
#ShipshapeNetwork
https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/news/shipshape/new-dockyard-exhibition-revealed-international-womens-day

They are also looking to hear and record the stories of women who lived and/or worked at the Dockyard, served in the Royal Navy or any related trade. Domestic help, ex-apprentices, WRNS, ropery workers, nurses, volunteers, Sail & Colour loft ladies, apprentices, wives who lived on site, caterers, pub landlords, civil servants, engineers, painters, electricians … they would love to hear your stories. In addition any images or objects relating to this theme: https://thedockyard.co.uk/the-collections/digital-exhibitions/hidden-heroines-the-untold-stories-of-the-women-of-the-dockyard/

#ShipshapeNetworkSouthEast https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/south-east

Kingswear Castle is preparing for the new season ⬇
24/03/2021
Paddle Steamer Preservation Society

Kingswear Castle is preparing for the new season ⬇

KC is currently on the slipway at Dartmouth undergoing preparations for the 2021 season. The plan of campaign is currently for her to come off the slipway in mid April and return to service running one hour harbour cruises from Dartmouth in May although this will depend on how things pan out with regards to Government guidelines and so on. Watch this space.

https://www.paddlesteamers.org/news/national/kingswear-castle-update-4/

Don't miss out - there's just one week to go to submit your application for the The Heritage Alliance free support and t...
24/03/2021

Don't miss out - there's just one week to go to submit your application for the The Heritage Alliance free support and training. Heritage organisations large and small, with paid or voluntary staff can apply.

Closing date: 11pm, Tuesday 30th March

Applications are currently open for the Rebuilding Heritage programme which is offering free support for heritage sector in business planning, communications, fundraising, legal issues, leadership and wellbeing and more.
The support can be tailored to meet your needs and to work within the limits of your resources - whether you are big or small, with paid staff or completely voluntary.
Find out more about the support on offer at and submit your application at: https://rebuildingheritage.org.uk/bookingnow/

Don't miss out, register now for these free online talks:Tonight, Wednesday 24th March: Virtual talk - 'LCT 7074 - The A...
24/03/2021

Don't miss out, register now for these free online talks:

Tonight, Wednesday 24th March:
Virtual talk - 'LCT 7074 - The Archaeology of a Landing Craft' by Stephen Fisher
https://www.cba-wessex.org.uk/events/

Tomorrow, Thursday 25th March:
Virtual tour - 'Working Life depicted through ship models' by Simon Stephens, Curator of Ship Models at Royal Museums Greenwich
www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/online/behind-scenes-online-tours

Friday 26th March:
Lunchtime talk - 'Brunel's SS Great Britain: From Launch to Relaunch' by volunteer guide Ian Caskie
www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/event/shiphape/lunchtime-talk-ss-great-britain-launch-relaunch

Something is stirring down on the Blackwater... a new TV mini-series is being filmed, based on Sarah Perry's bestselling...
24/03/2021

Something is stirring down on the Blackwater... a new TV mini-series is being filmed, based on Sarah Perry's bestselling novel. The series stars Claire Danes, Tom Hiddleston... and some historic Thames barges! ⬇

Our barges are taking centre stage behind the filming props today.

The quayside is being transformed as we speak ready for filming this Thursday.

Who’s excited to see The Essex Serpent? I know we are...be great advertising for Maldon & our barges hopefully.

Tomorrow! Register now for this free ArchaeologyUK talk on 'LCT 7074 - the Archaeology of a Landing Craft' by Stephen Fi...
23/03/2021

Tomorrow! Register now for this free ArchaeologyUK talk on 'LCT 7074 - the Archaeology of a Landing Craft' by Stephen Fisher

LCT 7074 is the world’s last surviving Landing Craft Tank that was present at D-Day, and part of the prestigious National Historic Fleet. Lovingly restored by the National Museum of the Royal Navy, she now sits outside the The D-Day Story Museum in Portsmouth, both as a museum ship and a memorial. But 7074 had a long and varied life, which is reflected in her fabric. Prior to and during her restoration this was painstakingly recorded, both to document the vessel and aid its restoration. Project archaeologist and CBA Wessex committee member Stephen Fisher talks about his approach to this unique piece of archaeological work, and some of its intriguing outcomes.

Wednesday 24th March at 7.30pm. Sign up now, don't miss out ⬇

https://www.cba-wessex.org.uk/events/

HMS Unicorn
23/03/2021

HMS Unicorn

We have some ✨ exciting ✨ developments happening here on board HMS Unicorn this week🤩 After much planning, organising, and reorganising...our friends from T. Nielsen & Company have arrived! The traditional shipbuilders and riggers team will be working this week, surveying the interior of the ship, so we can collect data and information on the state of the ship for conservation plans of our beloved Unicorn 💙 This is very exciting for us as we have been anticipating this work for some time now, but like many things, COVID disrupted and delayed this part of our major project.
Keep an eye on our social media as we will be sharing more updates from the work this week 👷

#HMSUnicorn #dundee #conservation #ScottishMuseums #shipbuilding #MaritimeHistory #ScottishMaritime

23/03/2021
Brunel's SS Great Britain

Brunel's SS Great Britain

Join the movement this Earth Hour! Switch off your lights from home on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm for WWF’s #EarthHourUK 🌍

We are committed to reducing our footprint, as our Ship's Conservation Engineer, Nicola, explains. Find out more about our Sustainability commitments: https://bit.ly/2QkQk72

Join us and switch off for your world this Earth Hour, find out more: http://wwf.org.uk/earthhour

Steamship Shieldhall are still seeking applications for Honorary Treasurer to join their Board of Trustees (voluntary ro...
23/03/2021

Steamship Shieldhall are still seeking applications for Honorary Treasurer to join their Board of Trustees (voluntary role): https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/job/steamship-shieldhall-charity-honorary-treasurer-voluntary
Closing date for applications is 30th April 2021, anyone expressing interest should contact: [email protected]

#ShipshapeNetwork #ShipshapeNetworkJobs
#ShipshapeNetworkSouthEast https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/south-east

Sign up now for this free event on Engaging Digital Audiences from The Heritage Alliance - open to anyone working, volun...
22/03/2021
The Heritage Alliance

Sign up now for this free event on Engaging Digital Audiences from The Heritage Alliance - open to anyone working, volunteering or freelancing in the heritage sector! ⬇

It's events season here at The Heritage Alliance.

As well as #HeritageDay this week, our National Lottery Heritage Fund supported #HeritageDigital programme is running their half day event on Engaging Digital Audiences next week (1st April, 9:15am - 1:45pm) - it's open to anyone working, volunteering or freelancing in the sector and it's totally free to attend.

Book here ⬇️

http://ow.ly/qYvc50E4Ybf

Book now for these #HeritageDay breakout sessions ⬇
22/03/2021

Book now for these #HeritageDay breakout sessions ⬇

Bookings are rolling in for our #HeritageDay2021 breakout sessions! Attendees can join 2 of the 8 sessions listed below, which are taking place across both mornings of the event. Further details & a booking link can be found via our Virtual Programme: bit.ly/HeritageDay2021

#ShipshapeNetworkNorth Hull: Yorkshire's Maritime City project https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-networ...
22/03/2021

#ShipshapeNetworkNorth Hull: Yorkshire's Maritime City project https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/north

Gaynor Harkin, Maritime Media Volunteer shares her memories of the Arctic Corsair and looks forward to the trawler's exciting future.

Built in 1960 and giving almost 30 years service, the Arctic Corsair, a sidewinding trawler, represents both the past and the future for the city of Hull. Being a ‘state of the art’ vessel when she was built, she hardly looks the life of comfort and safety when you go on board!

My brother-in-law was a radio operator on her and can vividly recall the euphoria of his family when he returned home safely and the heartache and worry when he left.

This ship and her crew could tell many a tale from the past, but there’s a new tale to be told in the future.

One of excitement for the city when she becomes (again) a state of the art museum in her new permanent home at the North End Shipyard.

For more information on the Arctic Corsair and the plans visit https://maritimehull.co.uk/projects/the-arctic-corsair

#ShipshapeNetworkNorthernIreland Ulster Transport Museum, Cultra https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-netw...
22/03/2021

#ShipshapeNetworkNorthernIreland Ulster Transport Museum, Cultra https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/northern-ireland

Calling all primary school teachers! 📢

As primary schools welcome back all year groups today, we’re delighted to announce that we are now taking bookings for our exciting new blended learning programme #MuseumontheMove for the summer term!

Museum on the Move offers the chance to connect your school to our museums virtually and explore real museum objects in the classroom. In a series of live and interactive workshops delivered via Microsoft Teams, children will have the opportunity to investigate, ask questions, be creative and explore objects with the help of our education team.

Schools can now book two FREE workshops in 2021. Spaces are limited, so don't hang around!

Find out more about the project and book 👉 http://bit.ly/2Qbi4uL

National Museum of the Royal Navy
22/03/2021

National Museum of the Royal Navy

We’ve got an exciting opportunity for a PhD student to study death watch beetle activity on HMS Victory.

We’re working in collaboration with Cranfield University, Cardiff University and Historic England and you can find out all the details and how to apply through the links below…

Cranfield University: http://ow.ly/cb6U50E2vxk

Find a PhD: http://ow.ly/yzI050E2vxj

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #Opportunities #PhD #Students #Conservation #Forensics

22/03/2021
Waverley Excursions

Waverley Excursions #ShipshapeNetworkScotland https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/scotland

The linked video on this post excites us in planning Waverley's 2021 season! It is well worth viewing and shows Waverley at Tarbert Pier, Loch Fyne, and then departing the pier and backing into the loch (3 minutes into the video).

As seen on this video Waverley was looking fantastic last year when she returned to service after the boiler refit and we hope to have her looking just as good this year with your help.

We have now raised over £300,000 for our Covid-19 Relief Appeal from individual donations - thank you to everyone that has contributed.

Some further donations are still required to fund the upcoming dry dock and then the commissioning costs. Donations can be made at waverleyexcursions.co.uk or by calling 0141 243 2224.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSWKRhy4XpY&t=26s

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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
In 2019 I had the honour of winning Overall Competition Winner with my monochrome photograph of the NHS registered sailing Barge “Ena” slowly rotting away on the mudflats of the Hoo Peninsular in Kent. Since then my photograph has attracted a good deal of interest and has also been published in a local history book in Suffolk (where the first owner lived) which, in turn, attracted the interest of artist Leigh Belcham. Leigh asked my permission to paint the Ena from my photograph and this is the result! I gave him colour photos too so that he could be accurate with the colour schemes - I love the result and hope you do too. His paintings are for sale but he has graciously agreed to my posting the image here for us all to admire.
Where can I find out about a 1956 cast iron manual diaphragm bilge pump?
We have just set up our page for Maldon & Heybridge Heritage Harbour Association! Please visit, like and follow our page- thanks https://www.facebook.com/Maldon-Heybridge-Heritage-Harbour-Association-109577900963614/
Lovely little Dunkirk little ship in need of a new home and saving. https://www.facebook.com/mark.mansbridge.1/posts/3475256099176354