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.

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.

We've underwritten the cost of Waverley Excursions sponsorship of our photo competition to help its fundraising campaign...
20/06/2019

We've underwritten the cost of Waverley Excursions sponsorship of our photo competition to help its fundraising campaign to return her to service. Huge thanks to @National Museum of the Royal Navy for being our new sponsor! https://bit.ly/2L0TA2M
Enter our competition here: https://bit.ly/2Lmsq49

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival
18/06/2019

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

*** ⛵️🎻🎶😁 Competition 😁🎻🎶⛵️***

⛵️ Like this post to be in with a chance of winning a weekend family pass to the ACE Winches Scottish Traditional Boat Festival on Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 June 2019. Closes at 10pm on Thursday 20.06.19, winner drawn at random and announced thereafter. Competition not associated with Facebook. Good luck! ⛵️

Help needed to save the London built and used motor tug called ‘Shalldo’:currently afloat on the Thames at a scrap m...
14/06/2019

Help needed to save the London built and used motor tug called ‘Shalldo’:currently afloat on the Thames at a scrap metal yard at Erith and is for sale at £3,500. In reasonable condition for age she was sold for scrap after she was swamped and sank and had to vacate berth as a result.

Sold as seen on a drying berth and buyer to collect within next six weeks.

Details are:

Shalldo:

(sisterships: WILLDO)
Registered: (GBR)ON 366529
13 GRT, L12,50m, B3,40m, D1,60m (40'x10'x5')
1 scr, diesel 4tew 3cyl Gleniffer
re-engined 1977 diesel 4tew 4cyl Gardner type GLX, 120bhp, sp 6kn, bp1,44t
Engine still in situ.

1958: Built by "Thames & General Works" at Limehouse, London (GBR)
1958: delivered to "W.J. Woodward, Fisher Ltd" at London (GBR)
(GBR flag, regd London, ON 366529)
1972: To "Cory Ship Towage Ltd" at London (GBR), renamed TREGARTH
(bought without engine, transported by road to Devon for new wheelhouse and mast)
1976: regd (GBR flag, regd Plymouth, ON 366529)
1985: restyled to "Cory Towage Ltd" at London (GBR)
1990 -xx/01: To "H. & H. Towing Services" at Torpoint (GBR), renamed TORBROOK
199x: To "Seastructures" (GBR)
2004: To "OWL - Offshore Wokboats Ltd" (Rex Lyon) at Renfrew (GBR)
2004: still in service
2006: reported ashore at Clydebank, sold to ?? at London (GBR)
2008: To "HCH Marine" at Greenhithe
2009: Wheelhouse removed and smaller one fitted
2013: laid up wheelhouse not completed interior wise

Contact: Peter Frasle on 07895 565755

This is a rare survival of a small London type tosher tug. Would make a lovely project for someone!

Excelsior Trust are awarding sailing scholarships for up to 4 young people from Norfolk & Suffolk for a 25-day sailing a...
12/06/2019

Excelsior Trust are awarding sailing scholarships for up to 4 young people from Norfolk & Suffolk for a 25-day sailing adventure during July and August. Don't miss out! Closing date for applications 17th June! https://bit.ly/2K1McED

The historic fishing vessel 'Isabella Fortuna' received her Flagship pennant yesterday at a cermony in Wick Harbour. Wil...
12/06/2019

The historic fishing vessel 'Isabella Fortuna' received her Flagship pennant yesterday at a cermony in Wick Harbour. Wiliam Watt, Vice Lord Lieutenant for Caithness, presented the award! Wick Harbour Authority Wick Society https://bit.ly/2F6x5G5

11/06/2019
The Medway Queen Preservation Society

The Medway Queen Preservation Society

Ahoy there,

Yes, bit odd this one but...a local chap is giving the MQ a "new" foremast for the ship, we are hoping to sort this soon, we are getting the mizzen mast, but the main mast is available to a good home, it is some 70 feet total, but the needs reducing to 55-60 to get to good wood, it is of solid Douglas fir, weight 1 tonne, .....on a "where is, as is, new owner to collect" the owner does have a contact for a specialist transporter if required. Just hoping perhaps, very perhaps, someone out there might have a use or knows someone, message me here, and I can pass details on. Many thanks,

John

Join us for a free Join us for a free talk: 'Save our Ships: How to Conserve Historic Vessels' at the Institute of Histo...
06/06/2019

Join us for a free Join us for a free talk: 'Save our Ships: How to Conserve Historic Vessels' at the Institute of Historical Research on 18th June! https://bit.ly/2K2hqf4 Cutty Sark National Museum of the Royal Navy Historic Dockyard Chatham #conservation #maritime #heritage

Are you #celebrating #VolunteersWeek2019? You can also nominate your #volunteers into our Marsh Awards, there are 3 #AWA...
05/06/2019

Are you #celebrating #VolunteersWeek2019? You can also nominate your #volunteers into our Marsh Awards, there are 3 #AWARDS to be won! #maritime #heritage #volunteering #teamwork https://bit.ly/2tt92vc

#crew aboard the historic fishing trawler 'Mincarlo' are #celebrating after a generous #donation allowed stolen equipmen...
04/06/2019

#crew aboard the historic fishing trawler 'Mincarlo' are #celebrating after a generous #donation allowed stolen equipment to be replaced: https://bit.ly/2wD7kZf @LydiaEvaMincarloTrust

Save Wheldale and her tom puddings!
04/06/2019
Save Wheldale and her tom puddings!

Save Wheldale and her tom puddings!

Sadly, the Yorkshire Waterways Museum has closed and the iconic historic 'tom pudding' tug Wheldale will be for sale. Wheldale's group of dedicated volunteers would like to buy her back, so this iconic piece of waterways heritage is not lost.

The historic paddle steamer 'Kingswear Castle' received her Flagship pennant yesterday in recognition of the high level ...
31/05/2019

The historic paddle steamer 'Kingswear Castle' received her Flagship pennant yesterday in recognition of the high level of engagement she has with members of the public, plus her activities throughout the season! https://bit.ly/2HNJaS7

National Historic Fleet vessel tug tender 'Calshot' issues intent to deconstruct: https://bit.ly/2WoCxOe This gives a de...
24/05/2019

National Historic Fleet vessel tug tender 'Calshot' issues intent to deconstruct: https://bit.ly/2WoCxOe This gives a deadline of 1 July 2019, which offers a last chance for any third party to come forward before then with a proposal to save the ship. Please share.

Edited 12/07/2019 to add: National Historic Ships is still working very hard with all the relevant parties to find an alternative to deconstruction.

Open day at The Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther Saturday 25th May 10am - 5pm. A fantastic #museum to explore and...
23/05/2019

Open day at The Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther Saturday 25th May 10am - 5pm. A fantastic #museum to explore and learn about #maritimeheritage and history. Free entry, family friendly, boatyard visits and... SHTP trainee Sean will be running workshops on knots and netting, Head along to see the team - great cakes too! http://www.scotfishmuseum.org/ #museum #scotland #greatdayout

22/05/2019
Woodbridge Riverside Trust

Woodbridge Riverside Trust

We are seeking the services of a part-time Longshed Manager to undertake the general running of the Longshed. Could you fit the role? Get in touch with us!

Paddle Steamer Preservation Society
22/05/2019

Paddle Steamer Preservation Society

Paddle Steamer Waverley - 21/5/19.

Text STEAM £10 or STEAM £20 to 70085 to donate and help us return Waverley to steam.

#pswaverley #savethewaverley #psps_uk #waverley #glasgow #funnels #lner #lifeboat #steamship #steam #paddlesteamerpreservationsociety #paddlesteamer

Donate online at paddlesteamers.org @ Glasgow, United Kingdom

2 weeks left to save the historic sailing barge 'Raybel'! Support the campaign here: https://bit.ly/2Htvhbw
22/05/2019

2 weeks left to save the historic sailing barge 'Raybel'! Support the campaign here: https://bit.ly/2Htvhbw

Maid Of The Loch Chair and Waverley Excursions General Manager attended function on The Danny - Daniel Adamson a 1903 st...
20/05/2019

Maid Of The Loch Chair and Waverley Excursions General Manager attended function on The Danny - Daniel Adamson a 1903 steamship with a unique story last week - we were there too! @paddlesteamer #steam #maritime #heritage https://bit.ly/2YwKj6a

#volunteersweek_2019 is coming up: 1-7 June  2019.Why don’t you say thanks for the contribution your volunteers are ma...
15/05/2019

#volunteersweek_2019 is coming up: 1-7 June 2019.Why don’t you say thanks for the contribution your volunteers are making and nominate them into our Marsh Awards? https://bit.ly/2tt92vc

Looking good, thanks for sharing the photo!  All registered historic vessels are eligible for one of our defaced ensigns...
14/05/2019

Looking good, thanks for sharing the photo!
All registered historic vessels are eligible for one of our defaced ensigns/house flags - details of how and where to buy here: https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/page/nhs/our-shop

It's another beautiful day here in Bideford, our new National Historic Ships UK Defaced Ensign is flying well in the breeze and we are open to the public today (along with every Sunday during the summer) from 11:30 until 16:00

@thamessailingbargetrust receives permission to start restoration project on historic sailing barge 'Pudge' from Nationa...
10/05/2019

@thamessailingbargetrust receives permission to start restoration project on historic sailing barge 'Pudge' from National Lottery Heritage Fund https://bit.ly/2HbkrFT

Only a few days left to apply for the Shipshape Heritage Training Project. Spend a year learning skills and knowledge to...
03/05/2019

Only a few days left to apply for the Shipshape Heritage Training Project. Spend a year learning skills and knowledge to work in #maritime #heritage and #traditional #sailing. Work on some of the most iconic vessels in the UK. Applications close Tues 7 May https://bit.ly/2ldvy6K
#nationalotteryheritagefund #lowestoft #portsmouth #brixham

There are an increasing number of women now working in the #traditionalboat and #maritimeheritage industry... 6 out of 8...
02/05/2019

There are an increasing number of women now working in the #traditionalboat and #maritimeheritage industry... 6 out of 8 of our current trainees are females, who are fully involved in sailing and maintaining a range of vessels in the #SHTP2 project. #genderequality #girlpower Thinking of joining? https://bit.ly/2GZ0OC5 Read the current blogs for information about life on the project #levelplayingfield #changinglives

"It really is a privilege to be doing my placement at one London's most iconic landmarks and I can't wait to get involve...
01/05/2019

"It really is a privilege to be doing my placement at one London's most iconic landmarks and I can't wait to get involved" #SHTP2 trainee Kate joined Cutty Sark - one of Britain's most historic ships as it celebrates its 150th year. This could be you. Apply for a fantastic year full of #skills, opportunities and paid training. No experience necessary. https://bit.ly/2ldvy6K
#museum #traditionalskills #womenwednesdays #historicvessel Royal Museums Greenwich

Celebrate the hard work and dedication of your volunteers: nominate them into our Marsh Awards which are now open for en...
01/05/2019

Celebrate the hard work and dedication of your volunteers: nominate them into our Marsh Awards which are now open for entries! https://bit.ly/2tt92vc - there are group and individual prizes to be won!

The team of our Regional Flagship for the Thames Estuary, historic sailing barge Kitty, being presented with her pennant...
29/04/2019

The team of our Regional Flagship for the Thames Estuary, historic sailing barge Kitty, being presented with her pennant today in Maldon! Sailing Barge Kitty https://bit.ly/2OJZkxJ

29/04/2019

Thinking of applying for the #SHTP2 Project? Learn #MaritimeSkills, become a seafarer on traditional sailing vessels or learn the #heritage skills required as a museum shipkeeper. Fantastic opportunity and paid training for 12 months. Apply today https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/SHTP2
#loveheritage #sailing #museum #traditionalskills #noexperiencenecessary

The Royal Yacht BRITANNIA to welcome back army of 'Yotties' to help get the historic vessel shipshape for the summer htt...
26/04/2019

The Royal Yacht BRITANNIA to welcome back army of 'Yotties' to help get the historic vessel shipshape for the summer https://bit.ly/2GJZnHt

One of our Regional Flagships for 2019, 'Isabella Fortuna', passing the Tails of Elsay - a favourite entry of ours so fa...
25/04/2019

One of our Regional Flagships for 2019, 'Isabella Fortuna', passing the Tails of Elsay - a favourite entry of ours so far in our photo competition https://bit.ly/2vjwwmZ / https://bit.ly/2OJZkxJ / https://bit.ly/2rwvVwK Wick Harbour Authority Wick Society Every month we will be choosing our 'monthly favourite' photo and the entrant will receive a prize! Make sure you don't miss out and use the link above to enter!

We're looking for photos that capture the drama of the sea for our photography competition - you could win one of our am...
24/04/2019

We're looking for photos that capture the drama of the sea for our photography competition - you could win one of our amazing prizes! Enter here: https://bit.ly/2Lmsq49

Welcome to Bronwen, who is the #SHTP2 Traditional Seafarer Trainee with our partner Trinity Sailing, onboard #brixhamtra...
23/04/2019
Meet the Team 2019 — Bronwen - Trinity Sailing Foundation

Welcome to Bronwen, who is the #SHTP2 Traditional Seafarer Trainee with our partner Trinity Sailing, onboard #brixhamtrawler Provident. Fancy sailing on #traditionalboats being a part of Britain's #maritimeheritage? Applications are still open until 7 May https://bit.ly/2JHp5zT
#brixham #sailtraining #lovewoodenboats #girlpower

With just over two weeks before the 2019 sailing season gets underway, we will be introducing you to the current team here at the Trinity Sailing Foundation. Today we met up with Bronwen…   Name:   Bronwen Brakspear   What is your role at Trinity?...

A great way to learn and acquire traditional skills in #Museum and #maritimeheritage with our placement partner National...
18/04/2019

A great way to learn and acquire traditional skills in #Museum and #maritimeheritage with our placement partner National Museum of the Royal Navy Work alongside experienced shipwrights, conservators, riggers, curators and learn many #maritime and #heritage #skills. Hannah is the current #SHTP2 trainee at NMRN - read all about her time on the project so far https://bit.ly/2VTZ023
#NewCareer could you see yourself enjoying this opportunity? Apply today #museumjobs #historicvessel

National Historic Ships UK
18/04/2019

National Historic Ships UK

Historic vessel ‘Python’, the first boat from the National Register of Historic Vessels to navigate the restored Che...
18/04/2019

Historic vessel ‘Python’, the first boat from the National Register of Historic Vessels to navigate the restored Chesterfield section of the Chesterfield Canal. A spring time picture to inspire you over the Easter break to enter our photo comp - we hope! https://bit.ly/2Lmsq49

Britain's largest ferry group donates towards reinstating the TS Queen Mary's main mast: https://bit.ly/2ZiNsaM  #Glasgo...
17/04/2019

Britain's largest ferry group donates towards reinstating the TS Queen Mary's main mast: https://bit.ly/2ZiNsaM #Glasgow #historicvessel #maritime #heritage #restoration #pleasuresteamer #Steam Friends of TS Queen Mary

HMS Unicorn has secured has secured a five-figure cash boost ahead of its 200th anniversary! https://bit.ly/2Ize95i
16/04/2019

HMS Unicorn has secured has secured a five-figure cash boost ahead of its 200th anniversary! https://bit.ly/2Ize95i

15/04/2019
Ready for an adventure? SHTP2 paid trainee placements. APPLY NOW!

Start your adventure today! ⛵️ Be an #SHTP2 Traditional Seafarer trainee. Paid placements across the UK including at the legendary Jolie Brise

But what is it like to be a trainee? Read current trainee Matt's blog to discover more https://bit.ly/2Xb6tKz

Applications open till 0900 7th May 2019. Find out more and apply here today - https://bit.ly/2ldvy6K

#Hampshire #travel #adventure #sail #training #paid #career #heritage #historicvessels #LoveHeritage #nationallotteryheritagefund #diversity #skilslforthefuture #ChangingLives #levelplayingfield

Introducing Janice - our #SHTP2 trainee with Excelsior Trust. Read all about why Janice applied to be a #traditionalseaf...
11/04/2019
SHTP2: Excelsior Trust | National Historic Ships

Introducing Janice - our #SHTP2 trainee with Excelsior Trust. Read all about why Janice applied to be a #traditionalseafarer and her experience in the Shipshape Heritage Training Project so far. Apply today https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/page/shtp2-excelsior-trust
#sailingwomen #maritimeheritage #historicvessel #lovewoodenboats #sailing #sailtraining

Janice Fleming - SHTP2 Trainee at Excelsior Trust Interests & Background Janice comes from near Belfast, Northern Ireland and had her first sailing experience on TS Royalist at the age of 15. She has a true passion for Sail Training, working with young people and historic vessels and is always smili...

Tectona - a traditional gaff ketch on the #Nationalhistoricships register offers voyages in and around #plymouth. They c...
11/04/2019
Voyages of Recovery - West Country West - The People's Projects

Tectona - a traditional gaff ketch on the #Nationalhistoricships register offers voyages in and around #plymouth. They currently are finalists in the #nationallottery #peoplesprojects, to help keep these vessels maintained and operational takes time, #skills and funds - perhaps you can help their chance of winning £50,000 #sailingtectona #traditionalmaritime #maritimeheritage

The project based in Plymouth will provide voyages at sea for people recovering from mental health issues and drug and alcohol misuse. Voyages of Recovery works with people at a critical stage of their recovery. This project will increase the number of voyages and extend out to those in other types....

10/04/2019
Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories

Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories

We had our official royal launch of Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories today. HRH Prince Charles enjoyed a full tour of the museum, met the people who have made it a reality, reunited himself with Branksome and delighted in seeing Osprey on the water...all in beautiful sunshine and fantastic views from every angle of Lake District beauty.

08/04/2019

Traditional vessels need patience & sensitivity, but the rewards are worth it!

Apply to be a Traditional Seafarer or Museum Shipkeeping trainee today! Paid placements across the UK to start your career Excelsior Trust Jolie Brise Sea-Change Sailing Trust Pioneer SailingTrust Trinity Sailing Royal Museums Greenwich Scottish Fisheries Museum National Museum of the Royal Navy

Find out more and apply here: https://bit.ly/2ldvy6K

#MondayMotivation #skillsforthefutrue #notjustformen #loveheritage #historicvessels #sailing #museum #jobsearh #skills #traineeship #genderequality #seafarers #diversity #sailingwomen #levelplayingfield

08/04/2019

Happy Monday Morning everyone! The Heritage Alliance are #Recruiting for 2 new roles: Advocacy & Comms Officer and Development & Membership Manager. Full details and how to #apply here https://bit.ly/2F6TeWc #MondayMotivation #heritage #advocacy #development #membership

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