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.
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"
For the pre-pilot digitisation project we have been looking at the documents in the archive about the Pamir, which sunk in 1957. Have a look at her early life before WW1 and discover alongside us the history of Lloyd’s Register.Read more "The Pamir: The Early Years"
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