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The SS Samtampa
Published: 27 Jul 20

Guest blog writer Meilyr Powel, from the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, discusses how our records have aided research on Welsh shipwrecks.

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Pirates, Pirate Radio and a Music Lockdown
Published: 03 Jun 20

Curator of Maritime History & Heritage, Barbara Jones, provides a fascinating history on the often clandestine world of pirate radio stations.

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Coflein map of Lloyd's Casualty returns listing
Making the Link
Published: 14 May 20

A new project to link the Casualty Returns and the National Monuments Record of Wales.

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Plimsoll Line
The Plimsoll line
Published: 15 Apr 20

Find out about freeboard, load lines and reserve buoyancy

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Louise Sanger
Ship types, design and construction
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Cheque in the Cupboard!
Published: 11 Feb 20

While the Heritage & Education Centre undergoes a radical transformation over the next few months, learn more about an unlikely 101-year-old treasure that floated to the surface last week.

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Max Wilson
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Navy Records Society visit to 71 Fenchurch Street
Published: 06 Jan 20

The Navy Records Society visited us in November 2019. Naval and maritime history blogger Kate Jamieson, who helped organise the visit, has written about the day.

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How Jazzy is the Iomega Jaz Drive?
Published: 31 Oct 19

A Defence of a Maligned and Forgotten Storage System.

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Michael Launchbury
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Heritage Open Day Quizzes 2019
Published: 16 Sep 19

Heritage Open Day Quizzes

Max Wilson
Senior Messenger Staff 1906
Jebez Barrett
Published: 13 Sep 19

in 1911, Head Messenger Jebez Barrett retired. He published his memoirs about his experiences working at Lloyd's Register. His stories provide a unique insight, not only into the Society's history but also wider social changes and events.

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Charlotte Ward
Bernard Waymouth
Bernard Waymouth
Published: 13 Sep 19

Learn more about the extraordinary achievements of Bernard Waymouth

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Max Wilson
Football match at Dulwich 1919
Birdies, bats and bowling
Published: 12 Sep 19

From cricket matches to golf tournaments, Lloyd's Register has had several sports clubs and societies!

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Charlotte Ward
70 Earliest Ladybadge
Who's that lady?
Published: 12 Sep 19

The Lloyd's Register ladybadge has been at the heart of the Society from early in its formation. Learn more about her and what she means for Lloyd's Register.

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Louise Sanger
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People Power - Women at Lloyd's Register
Published: 12 Sep 19

Uncover the stories of some of the women who made their mark at Lloyd's Register

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Charlotte Ward
Louise Sanger
Max Wilson
Victoria Culkin
RNLI listing
RNLI
Published: 12 Sep 19

Discover our work with the RNLI, committing over £2 million to the training of crew members since 2007

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Ship types, design and construction
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People power – our 250th anniversary story
Published: 12 Sep 19

As we approach 260 years, we look back at our 250 year anniversary celebrations, bringing our global family together.

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Louise Sanger