The Liverpool Nautical Research Society, Maritime Archives and Library, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AA UK


The Liverpool Nautical Research Society Maritime Archives and Library Merseyside Maritime Museum Albert Dock Liverpool L3 4AA UK



Please note that the planned talk on The Battle of the Atlantic Revisited will be rescheduled to a later date. Instead the talk on Thursday 17 May will be given by Dr. Robert Bruce-Chwatt and titled ‘SS Uganda – the Falklands bus’ , and will record an eventful two months posting as a ship’s surgeon on SS Uganda when she was a troopship, sailing between Port Stanley and Ascension Island from August to October 1984.

Monthly presentations are held at The Athenaeum, 18 Church Alley, Liverpool L1 3DD, usually on the third Thursday monthly, from September through to May.

Our aim is to produce a well balanced programme of topics that fall within a general maritime theme.

These presentations are available to members and invited guests and are held at 1200 noon for 1230pm.

In addition, there are normally weekly Monday meetings (excluding Bank Holidays) commencing 10.00 a.m. in the Archives and Library at the Merseyside Maritime Museum:-

The Loss of H.M.S. Thetis – Chris Allan
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm

H.M.S. Thetis was a T-class submarine, built at Cammell Laird between 1936 and 1938. Tragically she sank, whilst on sea trials on the 1st June 1938, with the loss of 99 lives. This talk looks at the many different factors that led to her loss. Subsequently raised and renamed H.M.S.Thunderbolt she was lost with all hands on the 14 March 1943.

The History of the Bibby Line – Christina Spencer
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm

Christina Spencer is the archivist for the Bibby Line Group and her talk encompasses a story of love, murder, deceit but above all a tale of survival and resilience in ship owning for over 200 years  ’

The Battle of the Atlantic Revisited – Tom Cunningham
May 17 @ 12:00 pm

Our speaker, a retired Commander (E) RNR and LNRS member, will discuss the strategies of the Axis and Allied powers before and during the battle. The talk will cover the technological advances of the period, the American contribution and the role played by Western Approaches Command with its H.Q. in Derby Square Liverpool.