The 1805 Club
Founded in 1990 to care for the memorials of the Georgian sailing navy. Features membership information and details of current and past conservation projects.
Aberdeen Harbour Photographic Collection
Archive of photographs were taken by the Board's engineering staff as a record of port developments and activities from the 1880s to the 1930s. Search facility and how to order prints.
Britannia Naval Research Association
A group of individuals dedicated to preserving, promoting and researching Britain's naval heritage; with details of membership and benefits, events, and publications.
British Merchant Navy
Active discussion forums covering British merchant navy history, including reunion forums and advice on finding former colleagues.
A historian and writer whose interests cover a spectrum of subjects related to the Scots and the sea; with details of his books and publications, media appearances and talks, links, and contacts.
Exeter University: Centre for Maritime Historical Studies
Details of courses, including distance learning, plus a guide to naval records and a searchable database of references to records with maritime and naval significance that are held in local record offices and other archives across England and Wales.
Build and sail traditional wooden boats in celebration of Govan's shipbuilding heritage, and as a focus for community regeneration. Describes the project, with news, photo galleries, and contacts.
The Historical Maritime Society
Historical research and re-enactment group recreating the Royal Navy in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Collection of articles on Nelson and his navy, events, news, photographs and filming work.
Naval Dockyards Society
An international forum for naval dockyards and associated organisations, concerned with all aspects of their construction, history, conservation, workforce and surrounding communities.
Navy Records Society
Publishes original documents on the Royal Navy from the fourteenth century up to the Second World War and beyond. Offers details of volumes published and membership information.
North East Maritime Trust
Trust formed to further the renewal of interest in traditional seagoing activities in the region with an emphasis on wooden vessels. Provides news, gallery and membership information.
The maritime histories of Bristol, Hartlepool, Liverpool, London and Southampton. Includes articles, archives, museums, ships, people and communities.
The Red Duster
Features extensive information about the history of the merchant navy and of the British shipping industry.
Royal Naval History
Comprehensive resource with sections on Royal Naval periods, chronology, operations, warships, seamanship, discipline, veterans, music and art.
Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre
Formed to build up an archive of materials about maritime life on the Scarborough and Yorkshire coast; includes details of exhibitions and a substantial collection of articles about the fishing, lifeboats, shipwrecks, smuggling, and naval vessels.
Information on shipwrecks in the sea areas surrounding Great Britain and Ireland.
The Society for Nautical Research
Promotes and publishes nautical research covering all matters relating to seafaring, ships and shipbuilding in all ages and anywhere. Events, membership, projects and publications.
Tayside, A Maritime History
A virtual museum on Tayside on the east coast of Scotland. Articles, on line tours, interactive map, and transcripts of newspapers articles and other documents.
Through Mighty Seas
Covers the history of the merchant sailing ships of the North West of England and the Isle of Man, from the late 1700's until the First World War.
Transport on the River Humber and Humber Rivers
An illustrated history of the shipping industry on the Humber Estuary and the river and canal systems that feed it; includes brief details of shipbuilders and local vessels, both steam and sail.
World Ship Society
Society for anyone interested in ships or shipping. Founded in the UK in 1947 and now with a worldwide membership, various publications and a large amount of information available.