LRF Heritage & Education Centre

LRF Heritage & Education Centre Enhancing public understanding in marine and engineering science and history. *Due to ongoing refubishment, the Centre is currently closed throughout 2020.

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Instagram: @LRFHEC The Lloyd's Register Foundation Heritage & Education Centre based in London is one of the finest library and archives of its kind, holding material concerning 255 years of marine and engineering science and history. Our aim is to enhance public understanding in these areas, encourage and support current research and to assist with research concerning the

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#DidYouKnow that Lloyds Register classed the world’s first ever electronically welded vessel. At the time of the Fullaga...
05/07/2021

#DidYouKnow that Lloyds Register classed the world’s first ever electronically welded vessel. At the time of the Fullagar’s construction in 1920, she was regarded as an experimental vessel and a rather risky investment by Liverpudlian shipowners T & J Brocklebank. Her success eventually saw welding overtake riveting as the construction method of choice.

To learn more about the Fullagar, HEC Archivist Max wrote this fascinating blog 👉 http://ow.ly/KNKr50Fp0BT

#Tech #MondayMotivation #DYK

This month we’re looking at technological improvements to the maritime world and it turns out today is quite a significa...
02/07/2021

This month we’re looking at technological improvements to the maritime world and it turns out today is quite a significant date in history. #OTD in 1897 Guglielmo Marconi obtained his patent for radio in London.

Most famously, the benefits of the nascent wireless technology were demonstrated when Carpathia responded to the distress call of Titanic and rescued countless lives.

One fascinating item in our collection is this 1911 plan of the Marconi Room for the Middlesbrough build vessel Wigry 👉https://hec.lrfoundation.org.uk/archive-library/documents/lrf-pun-w280-0049-p

#History #Tech #OnThisDay

In 1882 the SS Dunedin became the first ship to transport refrigerated meats from New Zealand to the United Kingdom 🥩 🍗T...
01/07/2021

In 1882 the SS Dunedin became the first ship to transport refrigerated meats from New Zealand to the United Kingdom 🥩 🍗This revolutionary achievement is the topic of Dan Snow's latest History Hit podcast, who is joined by HEC's Archivist Max and Outreach Coordinator Charlotte.

Listen here 👉 https://podfollow.com/1042631089/episode/3f0f642e5e7ee9c1eea2ee2c269bc48ddee9869d/view

And if you would like to see original documents for this historic ship, visit our website 👉 https://hec.lrfoundation.org.uk/archive-library/ships/dunedin-1874

#ThursdayThoughts #History History Hit

In 1882 the SS Dunedin became the first ship to transport refrigerated meats from New Zealand to the United Kingdom 🥩 🍗This revolutionary achievement is the topic of Dan Snow's latest History Hit podcast, who is joined by HEC's Archivist Max and Outreach Coordinator Charlotte.

Listen here 👉 https://podfollow.com/1042631089/episode/3f0f642e5e7ee9c1eea2ee2c269bc48ddee9869d/view

And if you would like to see original documents for this historic ship, visit our website 👉 https://hec.lrfoundation.org.uk/archive-library/ships/dunedin-1874

#ThursdayThoughts #History History Hit

The awesome team over at History Hit have wrote a great article about one of the most interesting ships that we  hold re...
29/06/2021
‘Queen of Rum Row’: Prohibition and the SS Malahat

The awesome team over at History Hit have wrote a great article about one of the most interesting ships that we hold records for. The SS Malahat was known as the Queen of Rum Row 👸🥃; and between 1920 and 1933 she smuggled more contraband liquor than any other ship during the USA's prohibition era 😮

Here's the link to their article 👉 https://www.historyhit.com/queen-of-rum-row-prohibition-and-the-ss-malahat/?fbclid=IwAR0XeVFiuHyzIS8qFWj-OldrW3S8yJUAOfYN0EKfZMy_IlAxhgvQ6EDVM4U

#TuesdayThoughts #Rum

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s Heritage & Education Centre are the custodians to an archive collection of maritime, engineering,...

As it’s the start of #Wimbledon, here’s a cool pic of passengers playing tennis aboard the liner Empress of Britain. Thi...
28/06/2021

As it’s the start of #Wimbledon, here’s a cool pic of passengers playing tennis aboard the liner Empress of Britain.

This vessel was built in 1931 by the shipbuilders John Brown and Co. This firm was based in Clydebank, which coincidentally is the birthplace of #Tennis champion Andy Murray. 🎾

On our website we currently have 9 documents (soon to be 137) for this vessel 👉 http://ow.ly/vlMm50FjY5d

(tennis image ©️ Shipping Wonders of the World http://ow.ly/4W0W50FjY5e)

26/06/2021

The Cunard Line constructed some of the most beautiful and opulent vessels ever. As a celebration of these 'floating palaces,' HEC colleague Sarah put together this short informative video 📽️

Have a look now 👀 👇

#Saturday #Ships #Palaces

This week we have a brand new blog all about the fantastic royal or state yachts throughout history. ⛵The blog covers di...
24/06/2021

This week we have a brand new blog all about the fantastic royal or state yachts throughout history. ⛵

The blog covers different yachts throughout the globe, including the Egyptian vessel El Mahrousa, which is the oldest super yacht in the world. It was built in 1865 by London shipbuilders Samuda Brothers.

To learn more about some remarkable vessels, click here 👉 https://hec.lrfoundation.org.uk/whats-on/online-exhibitions-stories/on-their-majestys-service#

#Royal #Yachts #ThursdayThoughts

Happy Summer Solstice🌞#DidYouKnow that LR has classed many of the Solstice-class of cruise ships that are owned by Celeb...
21/06/2021

Happy Summer Solstice🌞

#DidYouKnow that LR has classed many of the Solstice-class of cruise ships that are owned by Celebrity Cruises Inc. Their 121,878 gross tonnage lead ship, Celebrity Solstice, has a 1,400 capacity theatre and a real live grass lawn

#SummerSolstice2021

William Henry Webb, known as one of America’s earliest and most successful naval architects, was born on this day in 181...
19/06/2021

William Henry Webb, known as one of America’s earliest and most successful naval architects, was born on this day in 1816. He designed a range of innovative vessels, from clippers to steamboats. These include the USS Dunderberg, which at the time was the largest ever wooden-hulled ship.

One vessel of his that we hold records for is the clipper Challenge, which was built in New York in 185.

#OTD #Ships #USA

We have a new blog on LR’s direct connections with the British Monarchy! 👑For example, #DidYouKnow that Prince Philip wa...
18/06/2021

We have a new blog on LR’s direct connections with the British Monarchy! 👑

For example, #DidYouKnow that Prince Philip was, and Prince Charles is, an honorary member of Lloyd's Register's General Committee.

Read the blog here 👉 https://medium.com/lrf-heritage-education-centre/lloyds-register-and-british-royalty-3f8ca64deed4

#Royal #Family #DYK

We have a new blog on LR’s direct connections with the British Monarchy! 👑

For example, #DidYouKnow that Prince Philip was, and Prince Charles is, an honorary member of Lloyd's Register's General Committee.

Read the blog here 👉 https://medium.com/lrf-heritage-education-centre/lloyds-register-and-british-royalty-3f8ca64deed4

#Royal #Family #DYK

#OTD in 1940 the largest maritime disaster in British history took place. RMS Lancastria was sunk by a German air attack...
17/06/2021

#OTD in 1940 the largest maritime disaster in British history took place. RMS Lancastria was sunk by a German air attack. It is estimated that between 3-6 thousand lives were lost.

Our online archive has 43 records for this vessel which was originally launched as the Tyrrhenia. Items include her First Entry Report in 1922 and Report of Total Loss in 1940.

You can view her records here: https://hec.lrfoundation.org.uk/archive-library/ships/tyrrenhia-1922/search/everywhere:lancastria/page/1

#WWII #History

In the latest podcast from the Foundation for Science and Technology, HEC's Louise Sanger discusses the Hindsight Perspe...
17/06/2021

In the latest podcast from the Foundation for Science and Technology, HEC's Louise Sanger discusses the Hindsight Perspectives project; which champions the importance of using historical context in solving contemporary problems in the maritime industry.

Have a listen here 👉 https://www.foundation.org.uk/Podcasts/2021/Hindsight-perspectives-Louise-Sanger

#Science #STEM #History #ThursdayThoughts

In the latest podcast from the Foundation for Science and Technology, HEC's Louise Sanger discusses the Hindsight Perspectives project; which champions the importance of using historical context in solving contemporary problems in the maritime industry.

Have a listen here 👉 https://www.foundation.org.uk/Podcasts/2021/Hindsight-perspectives-Louise-Sanger

#Science #STEM #History #ThursdayThoughts

Congratulations to Dr Ian Buxton for his recognition in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the preservati...
14/06/2021

Congratulations to Dr Ian Buxton for his recognition in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the preservation of British maritime history and the Tynemouth community.

Ian has collaborated with Lloyd's Register Foundation for many years and has helped us with some of LR's major publications, including Maritime Science and Technology: Changing our World 👉 https://hec.lrfoundation.org.uk/archive-library/maritime-science-and-technology-changing-our-world

To learn more about Ian's contribution to maritime history, the University of Newcastle have published this short press release 👉http://ow.ly/bqfn50F9BI4

Today would have been the 100th birthday of HRH Prince Philip.Next month the Palace of Holyroodhouse will launch a speci...
10/06/2021

Today would have been the 100th birthday of HRH Prince Philip.

Next month the Palace of Holyroodhouse will launch a special display to commemorate the life and legacy of the Duke of Edinburgh. One of the main pieces is a model yacht of HMY Britannia that was presented to Prince Philip by Lloyd's Register in 1972.

#SomethingColourful in our archive are many of our original ship plans. In the document on the left, for the 1871 barque...
09/06/2021

#SomethingColourful in our archive are many of our original ship plans. In the document on the left, for the 1871 barque Prosperina, each different type of timber used in her construction is colour coded. On the right is colour coded boiler plan for the Italian vessel Conte Rosso, which was constructed in 1922.

There are over 50,000 (!!!) plans on our website. Why not have a look 👀 https://hec.lrfoundation.org.uk/archive-library/documents/search/document-type:plan-11565

#InternationalArchivesDay #IAD2021 #DidYouKnow

Today it’s #InternationalArchivesDay 🥳Our most precious item is arguably our earliest surviving Register book from 1764 ...
09/06/2021

Today it’s #InternationalArchivesDay 🥳

Our most precious item is arguably our earliest surviving Register book from 1764 This edition has details on 4,118 ships, including the master’s name, number of crew and place of build. Ever since then our Registers have been an invaluable resource for ensuring a vessel’s safety at sea.

Over 100 digitised Registers are freely available on our website, which you can explore here 👉 https://hec.lrfoundation.org.uk/archive-library/lloyds-register-of-ships-online

#SomethingSpecial #WednesdayWisdom

#DidYouKnow that HMS Queen Elizabeth, the largest and most powerful vessel ever constructed by the Royal Navy, was class...
08/06/2021

#DidYouKnow that HMS Queen Elizabeth, the largest and most powerful vessel ever constructed by the Royal Navy, was classed by Lloyd’s Register. At the time it was the biggest classification project in LR’s history. The gargantuan ship has a flight deck of 4 acres and two propellers which weigh 33 tonnes each. To feed the crew, she carries 66,000 sausages and 12,000 tins of baked beans 🍽️🤯

#Royal #Ships

If you like the look of this beautiful ship (and painting), why not check out this original report which informed her re...
03/06/2021

If you like the look of this beautiful ship (and painting), why not check out this original report which informed her repairs in 1868 👉https://hec.lrfoundation.org.uk/archive-library/documents/lrf-pun-lon653-0567-r/search/everywhere:lrf-pun-lon653-0567-r/page/1

Time for #Tea? Take a plunge into these warm and inviting waves...

This beautiful oil on canvas painting by the marine artist Sidney Fever depicts the tea clipper The Tweed about to sail from Colombo Harbour (Sri Lanka) on 8 April 1888.

https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-RCMS-00365-00005-00024/1

This week, our Applied Research and Outreach Manager Louise wrote a thought-provoking blog on the ways each of us are af...
03/06/2021

This week, our Applied Research and Outreach Manager Louise wrote a thought-provoking blog on the ways each of us are affected by regulatory systems in our everyday lives 🤔

You can read the blog here 👉 https://www.foundation.org.uk/Blog/2021/Regulating-in-a-disruptive-world-%E2%80%93-what-next

#ThursdayThoughts #Science #Tech

This week, our Applied Research and Outreach Manager Louise wrote a thought-provoking blog on the ways each of us are affected by regulatory systems in our everyday lives 🤔

You can read the blog here 👉 https://www.foundation.org.uk/Blog/2021/Regulating-in-a-disruptive-world-%E2%80%93-what-next

#ThursdayThoughts #Science #Tech

And quite conveniently, given this important day in royal history, we will spend the month of June looking at the links ...
02/06/2021

And quite conveniently, given this important day in royal history, we will spend the month of June looking at the links between ships and the monarchy. This will cover everything from royals at sea to floating palaces. So stay tuned for a month full of exciting digital content! 👑 👸🛳️⛴️

And quite conveniently, given this important day in royal history, we will spend the month of June looking at the links between ships and the monarchy. This will cover everything from royals at sea to floating palaces. So stay tuned for a month full of exciting digital content! 👑 👸🛳️⛴️

#OTD 68 years ago Queen Elizabeth II was coronated. 👑#DidYouKnow that the world-famous ocean liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, w...
02/06/2021

#OTD 68 years ago Queen Elizabeth II was coronated. 👑

#DidYouKnow that the world-famous ocean liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, was surveyed to class by Lloyd’s Register. She was launched in 1967, and now operates as a floating hotel in Dubai.

#OnThisDay #History

This month is the 150th anniversary of Lloyd’s Register operating in Germany 🇩🇪 This date is only 5 months after Germany...
25/05/2021

This month is the 150th anniversary of Lloyd’s Register operating in Germany 🇩🇪 This date is only 5 months after Germany unified to become a nation state.

#DidYouKnow that Ernst Voss, one of the co-founders of famed shipbuilding company Blohm & Voss, once worked as a surveyor at LR. His company went on to build some of the most famous ships of all time, including the Blue Riband winner SS Europa, and the battleship Bismarck.

#Maritime #History #DYK

25/05/2021

Lloyd’s Register Foundation is funding a global effort, with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation to educate a new generation of food safety professionals for the developing world.

Globally, contaminated food causes 600 million cases of preventable illnesses each year. To learn more about the work we are undertaking to reduce this figure, watch the video below or click this link: https://www.lrfoundation.org.uk/en/impact-stories/fao-food-safety/

#Food #Safety

If you are looking for something to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon, why not have a go at The National Archives Lusitania ...
23/05/2021

If you are looking for something to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon, why not have a go at The National Archives Lusitania digital jigsaw 👉 http://ow.ly/B6Bp50ESbgV~

We are currently digitising dozens of documents for this ill-fated vessel, including original survey reports and ship plans.

#ArchivesJigsaw #Maritime #History

22/05/2021

If the only tea clipper you know is the Cutty Sark, check out this short video showcasing 4 other famous clippers from our archive ☕

#Food #History #Maritime

And if you were unfamiliar with the cultural significance of canals and docks to British towns, Digital Engagement Manag...
21/05/2021

And if you were unfamiliar with the cultural significance of canals and docks to British towns, Digital Engagement Manager Sean wrote this piece on their role in the birth of many football clubs - including Manchester United, Sunderland and West Ham 👉 https://hec.lrfoundation.org.uk/whats-on/online-exhibitions-stories/yards-yellow-cards-and-shipyards#null

And if you were unfamiliar with the cultural significance of canals and docks to British towns, Digital Engagement Manager Sean wrote this piece on their role in the birth of many football clubs - including Manchester United, Sunderland and West Ham 👉 https://hec.lrfoundation.org.uk/whats-on/online-exhibitions-stories/yards-yellow-cards-and-shipyards#null

Although we started off in maritime safety, one sector we are now heavily involved with is food safety 🍽️ In fact, LR ar...
21/05/2021
The Top Food and Drink Companies We Work With

Although we started off in maritime safety, one sector we are now heavily involved with is food safety 🍽️ In fact, LR are a leading body in confectionary assurance, with close ties to Mars, Nestle and Hershey 🍫 You may also be surprised to hear that almost all of Scotland's salmon, which is the UK's largest food export, is certified by LR. 🐟

To learn more about our ties with the food industry, Digital Engagement Officer Sarah has wrote this short blog 👉 https://medium.com/lrf-heritage-education-centre/the-top-food-and-drink-companies-we-work-with-ed22014a0f5b

#DidYouKnow #Food #Chocolate

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The Lloyd's Register Foundation Heritage & Education Centre based in London is one of the finest library and archives of its kind, holding material concerning 260 years of marine and engineering science and history. Our aim is to enhance public understanding in these areas, encourage and support current research and to assist with research concerning the history and development of the Lloyd’s Register group globally. Originally founded in 1852, today’s library collection incorporates the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) collection at Lloyd’s Register as well as much of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) Denny library collection. It is one of the great resources still available for current and historic information concerning maritime history, marine engineering, naval architecture, offshore engineering and ocean technology, offering resources freely to those undertaking research. This diverse collection contains in excess of 54,000 items and is invaluable to maritime, business, engineering, social and family historians as well as other researchers, students and the general public. The reference library is open to the public for research Monday to Friday between 09:30-12:00 and 13:00-16:30. We do not open at weekends or during public holidays. The Heritage & Education Centre is also responsible for the art and artefact collection, research and presentations on the development of Lloyd’s Register, tours of 71 Fenchurch Street and some educational visits.

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The SS HILDA Hello group, My name is Flaviu and i am an enthusiast wreck diver and researcher. Me and my team found a wreck on the Israeli cost and we think we found the SS HILDA wrecked 10 miles from Jaffa (Israel) in 10 of July 1893. Here are some pictures from the site. We are looking for pictures, ship plans or other information about the SS HILDA ship. Thanks in advance Flaviu Varga The ClydeShip site: http://www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?a1PageSize=25&ship_listPage=13&a1Order=Sorter_name&a1Dir=DESC&a1Page=989&ref=8187&vessel=HILDA The video from the site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUWsGUGqmmc