What was the goal of the Gallipoli campaign?

What was the goal of the Gallipoli campaign?

April’s Item of the Month- Postcard from Gallipoli 1915

April’s Item of the Month- Postcard from Gallipoli

‘Shipbuilder’: Journals at the Caird Library

I am new to the Caird Library team, with responsibility for the journal collection, which comprises in excess of 1200 titles, including 125 current subscriptions. The latest editions are on access, displayed in the Reading Room. In order to help readers access the contents of our more specialist journals, we…

The Osborne & Britannia magazines

Former residence of Queen Victoria, Osborne House became a Royal Navy officer training college in 1901, remaining open until 1921. Among the former students were Edward VIII and George VI. The NMM holds various bound volumes of the Osborne magazine. This journal served the Osborne college while the Britannia Royal…

The Canopic Times: Hot off the Press from the south Atlantic

  As well his journal featured as November’s item of the month, (ref: JOD/106/1), Harry Bennett’s diairies include a fascinating newspaper produced on board HMS Canopus. The Canopic Times was produced at the time of the battle of the Coronel on 1 November 1914. It is a ‘ship board’ newspaper…

November’s Item of the month: battle of the Coronel

November’s Item of the month is a journal (JOD/106/1) kept by a navigating lieutenant on the Canopus, recording the battle of the Coronel, which took place off the Chilean coast, 100 years ago on Saturday. Harry Bennett did not witness the destruction of the British ships Good Hope and Monmouth,…

Voyages of Exploration: the expeditions of Captain James Cook

Voyages of Exploration: the expeditions of Captain James Cook

Last Pipe Down signal given to the Nautical Magazine

It is with great sadness that we announce the end of the Nautical Magazine. The publication was incorporated into the monthly journal Sea Breezes at the end of last year. The Caird Library was formally informed by a letter from the Editor advising that the magazine had been sold to…

Royal Navy Medical Officer journals

A few weeks ago I visited The National Archives for their Cataloguing Awareness Day. I was really impressed with the variety of projects underway, from the records of Victorian women prisoners, to ‘Bread or Blood’, describing political agitation for electoral reform in the early 1830s. I thought I’d mention the…

Who do you think you are?

The archive and library at the National Maritime Museum can be an invaluable resource when researching any maritime related family history. If your genealogical tree holds any members from a maritime background, be it the merchant navy, the Royal Navy, or if they worked for a particular shipping company, we…