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The IJNA has moved to a new publisher. We are excited that our 50th Edition has been published with Taylor & Francis. ------- The hard-copy of Volume 51.1 is now ready for posting and will be with you by the end of the year. Please accept our apologies in the... Read more
Published on: 2022-12-08
The conventional view of the age of the dinosaurs is that mammals lived in the shadows until the day the asteroid hit, but a new analysis shows they were already evolutionarily primed to take over the world... Read more
Published on: 2022-12-07
Source: Newscientist
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI—According to a statement released by Washington University in St. Louis, a team of researchers led by Wayne Powell of Brooklyn College has analyzed the chemical composition of tin ingots recovered from Turkey’s Uluburun shipwreck. The scientists determined that about one-third of the tin on the vessel came... Read more
Published on: 2022-12-07
2022 Conference - Sea Change: Human and Climate Influences on our Maritime Past 19th - 20th November 2022 (extra events on 18th and 21st) #SeaChange22 #ArchConf22 - @SeaChange2022 on Twitter The Nautical Archaeology Society, Diving Ireland, the National Monuments Service and the CHERISH Project, supported by Techworks Marine, co-hosted a two-day conference showcasing the... Read more
Published on: 2022-12-07
Enjoy these additional images from some of our January/February 2023 Digs & Discoveries. Image 1 is from “Storming the Castle,” image 2 is from “A Young Hercules,” image 3 is from “(Un)following the Recipe,” and image 4 is from “An Undersea Battlefield."... Read more
Published on: 2022-12-07
International NAS member Dirk Berg is from Germany, but lives in Kosovo and regularly pops over the border for a bit of diving in Greece. He came to the UK for first time to dive on the underwater photogrammetry course, and loved the challenge ...    Arriving early Monday morning... Read more
Published on: 2022-12-06
Along the banks of the Gerzeman River, which runs through a valley in northern Ethiopia’s Semien Mountains, sits the village of Semien Menata. Too small and remote to appear on most maps, it is reachable only by walking paths from nearby larger villages. Today Semien Menata is dotted with small... Read more
Published on: 2022-12-06
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Published on: 2022-11-09
The museum shop now has in stock, a fun and, unique range of Christmas ornaments for sale. All sales proceeds from the gift-shop go towards the upkeep of the museum.... Read more
Published on: 2022-11-08
Source: Shipwreckmuseum
The Bayeux Tapestry, created about 1077, includes one of the earliest representations of the sea in European art. But while King Harold’s shipwrecked vessel and William’s invasion fleet are shown in some detail, the sea itself, as Richard Hamblyn points out, ‘is depicted in simple schematic form, by a series... Read more
Published on: 2022-11-06
Source: snr.org.uk
It is not known how many members of the Society are practising ship model makers, but hopefully there is at least a general interest in ship models and an acknowledgement of their undoubted contribution to maritime history. Whatever the situation may or may not be, this book will prove to... Read more
Published on: 2022-11-06
Source: snr.org.uk
A biographical treatment of the Glasgow shipowner and art collector, (Sir) William Burrell (1861–1958) has been long overdue. Burrell, unlike the vast majority of his Glaswegian contemporaries in fetid overcrowded tenements, had a good start in life; he was born the third of nine children into a prosperous Calvinist family... Read more
Published on: 2022-11-06
Source: snr.org.uk
Today, if one were to research and look for an image of a particular merchant vessel, they would only have to go online. However, prior to the creation of the internet or indeed, the creation of the camera, shipping companies relied upon portraiture to promote their fleet. During the age... Read more
Published on: 2022-11-06
Source: snr.org.uk
Crude oil tankers transport most of the world’s oil by sea for refining in various countries and this remains crucially important to the world economy. Ray Solly, a former navigating officer in the Merchant Navy and now a marine author, traces the history of the crude oil tanker from the... Read more
Published on: 2022-11-06
Source: snr.org.uk
Capitalism and the Sea and Shipping and Globalisation in the Post-War Era are two distinct yet complementary texts which, when read together can enlighten the reader’s knowledge about the evolution and nature of sea-born commerce… Read More The post Book Review: ‘Capitalism and the Sea: The maritime factor in the... Read more
Published on: 2022-11-06
Source: snr.org.uk
When I was studying naval architecture in Newcastle I used to pass by Benton House, headquarters of British Shipbuilders, just about every day. As a young student I used to look in awe at what I thought was the lodestar of shipbuilding in the UK. I imagined men hard at... Read more
Published on: 2022-11-06
Source: snr.org.uk
Chatham remains the best-preserved of the Georgian dockyards. Slated for closure by the then minister of defence, John Nott, in June 1981 and confirmed by a subsequent defence review, it closed in March 1984. Although the dockyard had launched its last conventional submarine in the mid-1960s, it remained a repair... Read more
Published on: 2022-11-06
Source: snr.org.uk
This is a valuable book, providing expert descriptions of major American combat ships. In addition, it outlines and evaluates the development of the warship fleet, and its major operations in the Second World War, both in the Pacific and the Atlantic. The immediate outstanding feature are the colour profiles of... Read more
Published on: 2022-11-06
Source: snr.org.uk
At first sight this is the biography of yet another little-known but very successful U-boat commander which sets out his life and naval career and describes the eight patrols he conducted before U-402 was sunk with all hands in 1943. As dozens of books about the Second World War continue... Read more
Published on: 2022-11-06
Source: snr.org.uk
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Published on: 2022-10-18
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Published on: 2022-09-21
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Published on: 2022-09-20
Türkiye is home to many diverse landscapes and geographies, but one of the most captivating is that of Cappadocia, in the centre of the country. Often described as a ‘fairytale land’, Cappadocia’s hills and valleys are filled with caves, tunnels, and ‘fairy chimneys’ (tall, thin rock formations), which have been... Read more
Published on: 2022-08-01
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Published on: 2022-07-29
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Published on: 2022-06-29
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Published on: 2022-05-16
Underwater archaeologists have excavated a Byzantine shipwreck near the Greek island of Samos in the East Aegean. This content was originally published on www.heritagedaily.com - © 2022 - HeritageDaily... Read more
Published on: 2022-03-11
Source: Heritagedaily

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