Meet the Queen of the Queens of the Seas, the five-masted sailing ship Preussen.Read more "Find of the Month – Preussen, Queen of the Queens of the Seas"
Our cataloguing adventures continue for the First and Famous ships, with the discovery of new material to add to the project. Read on to find out more.Read more "First and Famous: Cataloguing Continues"
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"
Maritime trade routes became significantly busier and more widespread from the 17th century onwards. Those involved in the trade sought a means to establish the condition of ships they might use for trade, and thus efforts towards classification began.Read more "Class Acts"
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"
We have finally started cataloguing the documents that are part of Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s pilot project: the First and Famous list. This list consists of over 100 ships that are either the first of their kind or famous worldwide – for example the Cutty Sark. Getting to the stage of cataloguing this collection, however, took […]Read more "Cataloguing the First and Famous – first steps"
Cataloguing the archive is bringing to light some wonderful pieces of history, as you can see from our Finds of the Month section. The reason we are cataloguing and blogging about our archive is so that it can help you – read on for the ways in which one researcher found the archive of use and the fascinating story of Jane Trinidade.Read more "Love, Liberty and Pirates: The (Possible) Adventures of Jane Trinidade"