Blackbeard – The Hunt for the World’s Most Notorious Pirate

Edward Teach – ‘Blackbeard’-is one of the legends of the so-called ‘golden age of piracy’. There have been so many accounts of his short, bloody … [Read more...]





Bligh: Master Mariner

The Eighteenth Century was an era when brave mariners took their ships beyond the horizon in search of an unknown world. Those chosen to lead these … [Read more...]





Heritage of the Sea – Famous Preserved Ships around the UK

During the period from Sir Francis Drake to the 21st century the naval power of Great Britain rose from that of an obscure island to that of a … [Read more...]





The End of Glory – War & Peace in HMS Hood 1916-1941

There have been many fine books written on HMS Hood, the glory of the Royal Navy, while television and cinema have also taken the subject to their … [Read more...]





HMS Victory restoration reaches landmark as masts removed

Restoration of the wooden masts of Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory, reached a milestone recently as the top sections were removed as part of a repair … [Read more...]





Luck of the Devil – Flying Swordfish in WWII

Robert le Page flew with the Fleet Air Arm from 1940 to 1945, mostly in 816 Squadron flying carrier-based Fairey Swordfish. He saw action … [Read more...]





HMS Warrior – Ironclad Frigate 1860

HMS Warrior, launched in 1860, was the first iron-hulled, sea-going armoured ship, and for many years was the most powerful warship in the … [Read more...]





HMS Victory – First-Rate 1765

HMS Victory is probably the best-known historic ship in the world. A symbol of the Royal Navy’s achievements during the great age of sail, she is … [Read more...]





The Golden Horseshoe – The Wartime Career of Otto Kretschmer, U-Boat Ace

The legendary U-boat ace Otto Kretschmer was branded 'the wolf of the Atlantic', and for good reason. In his dramatic wartime career he sank ship … [Read more...]





Submarine restoration secures funding

The future of a Second World War submarine has been saved thanks to Heritage Lottery fund . Staff and volunteers at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum … [Read more...]