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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: 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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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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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