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This blog logs the activities of the Lloyd's Register Foundation Heritage & Education Centre; from its ambitious digitisation project - Project Undaunted, to its research projects, enquiries and events

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Below the Waves - RFA War Methar
Published: 21 Feb 19

Archives and Collections Assistant Max Wilson was asked to help with an enquiry from the Salvage and Marine Operations unit of the Ministry of Defence regarding the wreck of the War Methar

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Max Wilson
Ship types, design and construction
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First and Famous: Aquitania
Published: 15 Jan 19

HEC Digital Content Manager and Research Specialist Sean Clemenson takes a look at the famous liner's career.

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First and Famous
Sean Clemenson
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The SS Athenia
Published: 03 Sep 18

Researcher and Website Content Editor Charlotte Ward has written about the SS Athenia, the first ship to be sunk by Germany during the Second World War, and a personal connection she has to the rescue operation of those on board.

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Charlotte Ward
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These are a few of our favourite things...Dermot Fowler
Published: 14 Aug 18

In July 2018, the Heritage and Education Centre welcomed Dermot Fowler to the team for work experience. He wrote about his favourite thing!

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Guest blog
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First and Famous: Thermopylae
Published: 27 Jul 18

A short blog from Summer Intern Dermot Fowler, about the historic ship Thermopylae.

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Dermot Fowler
First and Famous
Ship types, design and construction
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Robert Kerr-'The Ship that Saved Vancouver'
Published: 16 Jul 18

Archives and Collections Assistant Max Wilson uncovered the story of the Robert Kerr, the ship that saved Vancouver.

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Max Wilson
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These are a few of our favourite things...Misha Ansell
Published: 09 Jul 18

In July 2018, the Heritage and Education Centre welcomed Misha Ansell to the team for her work experience week. She wrote about her favourite thing!

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Guest blog
These are a few of our favourite things
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First and Famous: Fullagar
Published: 17 Apr 18

We're taking an in depth look at Lloyd's Register's 'First and Famous' ships. These ships are significant in terms of design, technological advances, historic importance, or just ships everyone has heard of that we've classed. This post features the history of the Fullagar, the world's first fully welded ocean-going ship.

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First and Famous
Max Wilson
Ship types, design and construction
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The Carpathia
Published: 14 Apr 18

Archives and Collections Assistant Max Wilson has written about the RMS Carpathia and her heroic role in rescuing hundreds of people during the sinking of the Titanic.

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Max Wilson
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First and Famous: Lenin ex St. Alexandre Nevsky
Published: 10 Apr 18

We're taking an in depth look at LR's 'First and Famous' ships. These ships are significant in terms of design, technological advances, historic importance, or just ships everyone has heard of that we've classed. This post features the history of the Russian icebreaker Lenin ex St. Alexandre Nevsky an important "workhorse of the ocean".

Barbara Jones
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First and Famous
Ship types, design and construction
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First and Famous: Two Ships Called Sirius
Published: 03 Apr 18

We're taking an in depth look at LR's 'First and Famous' ships. These ships are significant in terms of design, technological advances, historic importance, or just ships everyone has heard of that we've classed. This week we're looking at the first iron vessel classed by Lloyd's Register, the story of another ship called Sirius and a maritime hero forgotten to history.

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Charlotte Ward
First and Famous
Ship types, design and construction
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Interesting Enquiries - SS Ferret
Published: 20 Mar 18

Our Information Advisor Anne Cowne gets several enquiries from the public on a daily basis. This month she was able to help with a query regarding the mysterious disappearance of the SS Ferret.

Anne Cowne
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