Enhance your nautical vocabulary at the Caird Library!

If you haven’t visited the Caird Library recently, you may not yet have spotted the addition to the staircase leading up to the Library from the Sammy Ofer Wing ground floor.  A mixture of nautical words and phrases have been painted on our walls.  Some, like “bow”, “galley” and “harpoon”…

Crew Lists of the British Merchant Navy 1915 – new online database

Tuesday 30 June 2015 – we’re very pleased to announce the launch today of Crew Lists of the British Merchant Navy – 1915, a collaborative project between the National Maritime Museum and the National Archives highlighting the contribution of the Merchant Navy in the First World War. For the first…

Revised Research guides

We are pleased to announce that six of our most popular Research guides have been revised and are available on our website, see http://www.nmm.ac.uk/researchers/library/. Researched and written by the highly respected merchant naval historian and genealogist, Dr Christopher Watts, they have been updated to include new online resources such as…

Second World War Merchant Shipping records now online

Any researchers interested in the merchant shipping movements of British registered and allied vessels engaged in the second world war effort may like to know that you can now access records online from Documents online at The National Archives website. Taken from the series of cards within BT 389, information…

Caird TV

The phones have been ringing off the hook since the airing of the David Suchet episode of Who Do You Think You Are on Wednesday night. If you didn’t see it there’s still time to catch up as the episode is available on the BBC iPlayer. Or, take a look…