Historic Ships in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Historic Ships

The Association of Dunkirk Little Ships

Provides a detailed list of the ships, ships involved in Operation Dynamo, information on the Restoration Trust, and events including those attended by Dunkirk little ships.

The Cambria Trust

Describes a project to restore the last British registered vessel to carry commercial cargo under sail alone (until 1970); includes a history, news and events, progress, and contacts.

Clyde Puffers

Concerned with the Pibroch, one of the last puffers still afloat. History of the type, once common on the West Coast of Scotland and the Clyde, articles, gallery and facts.

Cornish Maritime Trust

Dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of Cornwall's sea-going heritage; includes details of their fleet, sailing and training programme, news and contacts.

Cutty Sark

Famous tea clipper now moored at Greenwich, England. Provides history, collection, and information on opening times.

Eighteenth Century Shipbuilding

Wooden ships built by the Barnard family for the navy, 1740-1813, and merchant ships, 1763-1825. Includes pages on HMS Pandora, HMS Rodney, HMS Northumberland and the Battle of the Nile.

Heritage Afloat

Voluntary organisation campaigning for better preservation of historic ships and the UK's maritime history. Includes image library.

HMS Bounty

US based replica of the ship known for the infamous mutiny. Sailing schedule, current location, history, photographs and videos, and sailing opportunities.

HMS Hood Association

Dedicated to preserving the memories of Britain's famous warship and her crew. Provides ship and crew information, history, photographs and the Hood today including poetry, collectables and scale models.

HMS Rose

Replica of an 18th century Royal Navy frigate berthed at Maritime Museum of San Diego. History, specifications, virtual tour and articles.

Humber Keel and Sloop Preservation Society

Aims to preserve the heritage of these vessels, uniquely evolved to sail the Humber waters.

Lancastria Association of Scotland

Commemorating the sinking of the the requisitioned Cunard cruise liner by enemy aircraft in 1940. Includes origins, the Lancastria at war, Morgan's men, roll of honour, gallery and news.

Medway Queen

The last estuary pleasure paddle steamer in the UK. Contains restoration news, a detailed history of the boat and information on this society's activities and fund raising.

Michael Phillips' Ships of the Old Navy

A history of the sailing ships of the Royal Navy. Includes an alphabetical list of vessels from 1780 to the 1840s, and many commercial vessels which were hired for service, and privateers.

National Historic Ships

Focal point for national historic ship preservation and funding. Includes the Historic Ship Register, news and information on grants.

Olympic, Titanic, Britannic, Majestic, Aquitania and other liners of the past

Offers a library of articles, photographs, and other resources about great liners of the early 2oth century. Also includes details of the author's book about the Olympic class.

Southwark Council - The Mayflower

Looks at the historical connection between the London Borough and The Mayflower.


Enthusiast Ron Mapplebeck provides a wealth of information about Tees ships including the history of individual ships and photographs.

Thames Sailing Barge Trust

Thames sailing barges were used to transport goods around Britain and to Europe. Provides a history and lists the remaining barges with details of the restoration of Pudge and Centaur.

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