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

Wishing you all a happy and safe festive break! Our office is now closed until 4th January 2021.
23/12/2020

Wishing you all a happy and safe festive break!

Our office is now closed until 4th January 2021.

Waverley Excursions has seen over £2m of investment this year with new modern boilers & electrical systems and she's tec...
21/12/2020

Waverley Excursions has seen over £2m of investment this year with new modern boilers & electrical systems and she's technically able to sail on for many years to come.
The 2021 sailing season timetable's being developed and 2021 marks the 75th anniversary since her launch, where they plan to join in the delayed celebrations of Scotland's Coasts and Waters.

#ShipshapeNetworkScotland https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/page/waverley-excursions-paddle-steamer-waverley-glasgow

***Covid-19 Relief Appeal Update***

Waverley’s Covid-19 Relief Appeal has now exceeded £160,000 in donations from individuals - a fantastic response!

Thank you to everyone that has donated, we really value your support for Waverley. 🥰🚢

The Virtual Donor Wall is building nicely with over 650 names now recorded (some in memory). Those who donate online or by calling our office can opt to have their name included on the wall.

View the Virtual Donor Wall at waverleyexcursions.co.uk/supporting-waverley/virtual-donor-wall/

Further donations are needed to help reach our target of £350,000 from individuals to ensure Waverley survives the impact of Covid.

The largest single expense of Waverley’s winter refit is her annual dry docking - this has now been booked for April. However we must have funds in place before Waverley steams down river to Greenock for dry docking ahead of returning to service in summer 2021.

Donations can be made at waverleyexcursions.co.uk or by calling 0141 243 2224 during office hours.

THANK YOU 😀

Tall Ship Zebu has also had an extremely important and positive year including:- completing the conversion to electric a...
21/12/2020

Tall Ship Zebu has also had an extremely important and positive year including:
- completing the conversion to electric auxiliary motor power
- Maritime and Coastguard Agency deemed Zebu seaworthy again
- awarded National Historic Ships UK's 2020 Flagship for the North West!
Zebu has new adventures planned around the corner starting in 2021, we can't wait to be part of it! https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/news/shipshape/tall-ship-zebu-wish-you-very-merry-christmas

#ShipshapeNetworkNorth https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/north

#ShipshapeNetworkScotland Scottish Maritime Museumhttps://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/scot...
18/12/2020

#ShipshapeNetworkScotland Scottish Maritime Museum
https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/scotland

ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT to help us get Kyles sailing!

Donate now at https://buff.ly/3a5vYql and help us undertake important work on the engine of the oldest surviving floating Clyde-built vessel in the world!

Imagine Kyles sailing on the Firth of Clyde and into Glasgow for the UN's Climate Change Conference next November – just before the vessel’s 150th anniversary!

#keepthekylesafloat
Please share!

#ShipshapeNetworkEast https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/east
18/12/2020

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

Struggling to find the perfect gift for your loved one? 🎁
Or maybe your New Year's Resolution is to learn a new skill? 👩‍🎓👨‍🎓

Why not take a look at our wide range of interesting and hands-on Short Courses, available throughout the year!

👉 https://www.ibtc.co.uk/short-courses/

#lastminutegifts #giftthatkeepsongiving #giftideas #christmasgift #giftsforher #giftsforhim #thinkoutsidethebox #christmasgiftideas #somethingabitdifferent #somethingdifferent #giftofknowledge #newyearnewyou #newyearsresolution #newyearsresolutions #learnaskill #newskills #levelup #maturestudent #furthereducation #boatbuilding #caulking #router #plumbingandelectrical #enginemaintenance #woodwork #benchjoinery #rigging #lettercarving

KELPIE is a registered historic vessel with a racing history : https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/register/757/kel...
17/12/2020

KELPIE is a registered historic vessel with a racing history : https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/register/757/kelpie
The Elephant Boatyard if you could ask the owner to get in touch with us to ensure we've got everything up to date, that would be great, thank you!

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

We are delighted to welcome Kelpie to the yard, an Alfred Mylne 57ft gaff cutter built in 1903 and one of the fastest and most beautiful classic yachts of her size. Along with the winter sunshine, it’s made our day! . . . #classicyachts #classicboat #sailing #gaffcutter #yachtinglifestyle #luxurylifestyle #classicyacht #elephantboatyard #sailingclassics #yachtlife #classicboats #luxury #classic

#ShipshapeNetworkScotland https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/scotland
17/12/2020

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

***Covid-19 Relief Appeal Update***

Waverley’s Covid-19 Relief Appeal has now exceeded £160,000 in donations from individuals - a fantastic response!

Thank you to everyone that has donated, we really value your support for Waverley. 🥰🚢

The Virtual Donor Wall is building nicely with over 650 names now recorded (some in memory). Those who donate online or by calling our office can opt to have their name included on the wall.

View the Virtual Donor Wall at waverleyexcursions.co.uk/supporting-waverley/virtual-donor-wall/

Further donations are needed to help reach our target of £350,000 from individuals to ensure Waverley survives the impact of Covid.

The largest single expense of Waverley’s winter refit is her annual dry docking - this has now been booked for April. However we must have funds in place before Waverley steams down river to Greenock for dry docking ahead of returning to service in summer 2021.

Donations can be made at waverleyexcursions.co.uk or by calling 0141 243 2224 during office hours.

THANK YOU 😀

Exciting new plans ahead for The Danny - Daniel Adamson a 1903 steamship with a unique story currently being developed i...
17/12/2020

Exciting new plans ahead for The Danny - Daniel Adamson a 1903 steamship with a unique story currently being developed include: a 360 virtual tour, a Young Person's project enabling them to share skills with a younger generation, a new and better engaging map for the website focusing on the history of The River Weaver, a new blog, giving their archive a better platform to be shared... and that's just a few! Wow! Looking forward to supporting all of this guys! https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/news/shipshape/2020-christmas-update-daniel-adamson-preservation-society

#ShipshapeNetworkNorth https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/north

#ShipshapeNetworkSouthEast https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/south-east
17/12/2020

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

🎉 We're reopening from Saturday 19th December 🎉

We are pleased to confirm that the Buckler's Hard visitor attraction will once again reopen from Saturday 19th December for the festive period.

Visit us this Christmas to enjoy all that Buckler's Hard has to offer including The Maritime Museum, Shipwright's Cottage and St Mary's Chapel. The Captain's Cabin Tea Rooms will also be open to visitors for light refreshments with some indoor and outdoor seating available.

Further details including pre-booking tickets will be announced soon, stay tuned!

HMS Unicorn getting her roof repaired in time for winter - looking good! ⬇️
16/12/2020

HMS Unicorn getting her roof repaired in time for winter - looking good! ⬇️

🚧 Roof Works Update
We brought in some of the best for this repair 🧰 Mackay Boat Builders are based in Arbroath and were quick to see the job done- even with the occasional tea break ☕️ Just look at the state our roof was in! Mackays have helped us protect HMS Unicorn from the elements and we think she’s looking rather dashing with this roof repair ✨

The Mary Rose
15/12/2020

The Mary Rose

We are sorry that the Mary Rose Museum is currently closed. We will be reopen on 27 December 2020.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to welcoming you back soon. All other attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard remain open to visit.

#ShipshapeNetworkEast Ipswich Maritime Trust https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/news/shipshape/maritime-trust-welc...
15/12/2020

#ShipshapeNetworkEast Ipswich Maritime Trust https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/news/shipshape/maritime-trust-welcomes-restoration-historic-ipswich-quay-names

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

Can you notice anything different or new in this image? You might have, it and others are all blue and white!

Well we’ve been working with IBC and Ipswich Society on reinstating the historic quay and wharf names around the waterfront. The full unveiling and more info on them will be announced soon.

But do check out our Occassional Paper on the historic quay and wharf names in the meantime for the story behind the names and the history of these key Wet Dock locations.

https://ipswichmaritimetrust.org.uk/occasional-papers/

#ShipshapeNetworkScotland https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/scotland
14/12/2020
Waverley Excursions

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

PS Waverley's COVID-19 Relief Appeal was recently featured on STV, with our General Manager, Paul Semple, interviewed aboard the ship.

Our appeal is needed to raise the funds required to cover the work period where we expect to spend £400,000 directly on the ship to make sure she can return to service next summer. The shortfall in cash is due to Covid-19 which delayed Waverley’s boiler refit, reduced her season to a couple of weeks rather than 5 months and vastly restricted passenger numbers when she did operate. Appeal monies are NOT required to repair the bow which is covered by insurance.
All those who donate online or by phone can opt to be included in our Virtual Donor Wall which can be viewed at https://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/.../virtual-donor-wall/.
Donate now at waverleyexcursions.co.uk or by calling 0141 243 2224. Please confirm what name is to be recorded on the Virtual Donor Wall. Donations can be recorded in memory of someone.

THANK YOU to everyone supporting Waverley and to STV.

https://news.stv.tv/west-central/cash-strapped-waverley-counting-the-cost-of-the-pandemic?top

#ShipshapeNetworkWEast https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/east
14/12/2020

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

Our latest newsletter is available online here!

https://woodbridgeriversidetrust.org/the-2020-wrt-newsletter

In it, members of the team here reflect on this year and update on the current projects taking place here at The Longshed: the Anglo-Saxon replica ship build (Ship's Company) and the second St Ayles skiff (Woodbridge Coastal Rowing Club).

Also, we look ahead to 2021 with exciting news of a new education initiative called Follow the Ship.

Thank you, and have a great week.

#woodbridge #choosewoodbridge #visitsuffolk #suffolk #riverdeben

#ShipshapeNetworkNorth https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/north
14/12/2020

#ShipshapeNetworkNorth https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/north

Advent Calendar day 14 and we're half way!

The Arctic Corsair is a symbol of our trawling past within living memory and is the sole survivor of Hull’s distant-water, sidewinder fishing fleet.

In spring 2021, the trawler is due to move to a shipyard for restoration before setting sail to a permanent, dry-berth at the North End Shipyard.

#ShipshapeNetworkSouthWest https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/south-west
14/12/2020
Sailing Tectona

#ShipshapeNetworkSouthWest https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/shipshape-network/region/south-west

We could be in with a chance of winning £1000 to help us continue the work we do!

This year has been tough for everyone but all we're asking for is a nomination - it's as simple as clicking the link and scrolling to the bottom and filling in a few details. Please ensure it says 'Tectona Trust' in the charity selection. It would be great if you can share the link and encourage friends and family to vote.

What a lovely Christmas present it would be for Sailing Tectona. Thank you everyone!

https://www.movementforgood.com/12days/index.php?cn=1127573&ct=community

Whitstable Maritime's paintaking conservation of Gamecock might be on hold for winter, but they're busy planning fundrai...
14/12/2020

Whitstable Maritime's paintaking conservation of Gamecock might be on hold for winter, but they're busy planning fundraising activities for 2021 - watch this spacefor more details including how you can help!

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

The oyster yawl’s working life was a tough one, and Gamecock herself suffered via various storms and collisions.

She was then repaired, as was the custom, by adding a second layer to the hull. Similarly, money would be saved by storing sails and other gear below deck in the months when oysters were out of season. This cost-saving practice led to damp-rot on the underside of the deck as the air did not circulate.

But she has survived, and now Whitstable Maritime and our volunteers hope to restore her and return her to an active (if slightly easier!) working life.

#nationalhistoricshipsuk #oysteryawl #vesselrestoration #whitstable #volunteerorganisation #communityproject

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