Meet the Queen of the Queens of the Seas, the five-masted sailing ship Preussen.
Where does the meat in your freezer come from and how is it transported? Discover the role played by the ships Strathleven and Dunedin in the early experiments in getting frozen meat from Australia and New Zealand to Britain.Read more "Find of the Month – Feeding Britain’s City Dwellers"
Lloyd’s Register has long adapted its Rules and Regulations to take into account experimentation and technological advances in shipbuilding. Two ships classed by the Society, Thermopylae and Cutty Sark, are examples of an area of experimentation that brought about new Rules – the technology of composite ships.Read more "Find of the Month: Experimental Improvements in the Construction of Ships"
Our Find of the Month for October 2015 is a survey report done by letter from 1834. Have a read to find out more!Read more "Find of the month: uncovering letters October 2015"
Lloyd’s Register’s archive includes more than the classification material relating to the beginning of a ship’s life – it also includes Wreck Reports for those unlucky enough to be casualties. Discover more about the fate of the S.S. Orungal during WWII.Read more "Find of the Month: The Dangers of Stranding September 2015"
Seals have been prevalent throughout human history for proof of sender, authenticity and decoration so it is to be expected that LRF’s collection will contain some seals of its own. Many are extremely well preserved having been handled so little over the years so the images can be incredibly clear. Take a look at some of the exciting examples that have been unearthed in the collection so far for July 2015’s “Finds of the Month”!Read more "Find of the Month: The Seal of Approval July 2015"
Every month, LRF’s Heritage and Education Centre discusses one of our favourite documents that we have found deep in the archive in the hope that it may intrigue you as much as it has us! Here’s June’s offering!Read more "Find of the Month: The survey photo album June 2015"