The Heritage & Education Centre collections have been used for a myriad of projects over the years. Our team have provided guidance and research on a wide range of subjects all helping to engage new audiences with our materials and the Lloyd's Register story. Here are just a few of them.
Much of the history of Lloyd’s Register has been captured in our own publications. The most recent were supported by detailed research from our HEC team, and through the support and guidance of other colleagues around the world.
Maritime Science and Technology: Changing our World , Nigel Watson (London, 2015)
Lloyd’s Register 250 years of service, Nigel Watson (London, 2010)
These have included research for television programmes, lectures, exhibitions, books, paper and more - including:
My Famous Family - Lloyd's Register Surveyor Thomas Lawrence, whose great-grandson was T E Lawrence, popularly known as Lawrence of Arabia
Restoration Home - Pickering and Haldane's Steam Trawling Co.Ld. for BBC2, the espisode features a grand Victorian house on Hull's Coltman Street that once belonged to Christopher Pickering
From coffee to seaweed: Engineering a safer world since 1760 - exploring the history of Lloyd's Register through unique stories and objects and showcasing the current work of Lloyd's Register and the Foundation
Waterproof: safety at sea - Rotterdam Maritime Museum
Australia National Maritime Museum (ANMM) - objects showcasing the history of Lloyd’s Register in a celebration of 250 years of involvement in maritime standards and assessment.
Books & papers
Encyclopedia of Marine & Offshore Engineering, with an introduction written by our Curator of Maritime History & Heritage - Barbara Jones. This 340 chapter, six volume publication is a major reference work embracing all of the disciplines of engineering and naval architecture.
Asleep in the deep: The story of the rise and fall of the Bennett Steamship Company, Diane Brian (York, January 2012)
60 Épeves en vendee et Charente-maritime, by Herve Marsaud & Pascal Henaff
Die Themse-Schiffhart des London County Council (L.C.C.) und die Schicksale senier 30 Raddampfer, Jürg Meister
Paper by Douglas Sobey - ‘Shipbuilding and the forests of Prince Edward Island; an analysis of the types and amounts of wood used in island ships – based on surveyor’s reports of the Lloyd’s Register of British and Foreign Shipping’
The history of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention - research for a paper
Maersk Line History - extensive research on container shipping
London Hidden Interiors, English Heritage - we provided access to and research on the historic Collcutt building at 71 Fenchurch Street. The book conveys the richness and diversity of London's architectural heritage to a global audience.
Over the years our team's research has helped a plethora of people from academics, archivists, art researchers, historians, genealogists, librarians and museum curators, through to statisticians, technical staff, naval architects, engineers, solicitors, yacht renovators, security services, government departments and key Lloyd's Register clients around the world, plus the odd pub quiz enthusiast. Just to name a few!