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The 1872 Tea Race
Published: 19 Aug 21

Micro-intern Sophia explores the rivalry between the clippers Cutty Sark and Thermopylae.

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Figurehead Carving- A Lost Art?
Published: 10 Aug 21

Collections Assistant Megan and Digital Engagement Officer Sarah discuss the fascinating, but rather forgotten, art of figurehead carving.

Megan Christo
Sarah Mott
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The most unusual item I’ve catalogued (so far)...
Published: 28 Apr 21

The third installment in a blog series on cataloguing foreign language archival material.

Megan Christo
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Digitising the Ship Plan and Survey Report Collection
Published: 22 Apr 21

Florence Bradshaw from Max Communications discusses how she has found digitising our collection from home.

Digital
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My favourite item that I’ve catalogued (so far)....
Published: 09 Apr 21

The second installment in a blog series on cataloguing foreign language archival material.

Megan Christo
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The most challenging item I’ve catalogued (so far)...
Published: 19 Mar 21

The first installment in a blog series on cataloguing foreign language archival material.

Megan Christo
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Society: The Staff Magazine of Lloyd's Register
Published: 08 Mar 21

Digital Engagement Manager Sean Clemenson delves into the history of one of Lloyd's Register's most peculiar publications.

Sean Clemenson
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These are a few of our favourite things... Sarah Mott
Published: 25 Jan 21

Find out more about Sarah's favourite thing.

Sarah Mott
These are a few of our favourite things
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These are a few of our favourite things... Megan Christo
Published: 25 Jan 21

Find out more about Megan's favourite thing.

Megan Christo
These are a few of our favourite things
The SS Wilson B. Keene, destroyed in the 1947 Texas City disaster's second explosion
Hindsight Perspectives: Fire at Sea
Published: 21 Dec 20

A Guest Blog from University of Oxford Micro-Intern Laura Hurford

Hindsight Perspectives
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Hindsight Perspectives: The Experience of Containerisation
Published: 20 Dec 20

A Guest Blog from our University of Oxford Micro-Intern Hamish Low.

Hindsight Perspectives
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Hindsight Perspectives: LNG Transitions a ‘Chicken and Egg’ Paradox
Published: 20 Dec 20

A Guest Blog from University of Oxford Micro-Intern James Derham

Hindsight Perspectives
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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.

Barbara Jones
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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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The Plimsoll line
Published: 15 Apr 20

Find out about freeboard, load lines and reserve buoyancy

Education
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.

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.

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

Heritage Open Day Quizzes

Max Wilson