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From ship to shore

The extraordinary role of a Hampshire water mill in preserving evidence about the construction of a late 18th century American warship has been revealed by a Univeristy of St Andrews maritime archaeologist.

11 September 2002Research

17th century Fife & Europe – trade links revealed

CAPTION: A maritime sketch drawn by Alexander Gillespie - the cross illustrates a windmill on the skyline at Brill, Netherlands. CREDIT: University of St Andrews Library

18 August 2002Research

Tay search begins

The search for a fleet of Cromwellian ships which sank at the mouth of the River Tay in 1651 begins today (Wednesday 3 July 2002).

2 July 2002Research

Diving for the Armada

Pic caption - One of the items discovered, this ewer is decorated with female satyrs - a likely centrepiece for the dining table.

17 January 2002Research

Launch of virtual shipwreck!

An interactive CD-Rom allowing primary school pupils to find out about sunken historic shipwrecks is to be launched in a Fife school today (Thursday 13 September).

12 September 2001Local community

Unlocking the history of Scapa flow

A seven-day survey to investigate the final resting place of the seven German warship wrecks at Scapa Flow, Orkney, began this week (beginning Tuesday 12th June, 2001).

14 June 2001Research

New insight into UK historic fleet

Following a period of consultation with organisations and individuals throughout the UK, the National Historic Ships Committee has made several revisions to the lists of Core Collection and Designated Vessels of Historic Vessels of the United Kingdom.

26 February 2001Public interest stories

Hunt for wreck which claimed 800 lives

A new maritime archaeology company based at the Scottish Institute of Maritime Studies at the University of St Andrews is to play a key role in a diving expedition aimed at locating the wreck of a ship which was carrying nearly 800 Jewish refugees when it sank in the Black Sea in 1942.

6 August 2000Public interest stories

Ghostly reminders of scotland’s maritime history

The University of St Andrews is to investigate and record a selection of Scotland's ship graveyards.

1 August 2000Public interest stories

RRS discovery to host historic ships roadshow

A public consultation meeting aimed at gathering views on the UK's most significant surviving historic ships is to be held at Discovery Point, the home of RRS Discovery in Dundee this weekend (Saturday 3 June 2000).

30 May 2000Public interest stories