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Please take note: HMS News and Features now on Facebook

posted 10 Aug 2018, 01:37 by Neil Stott   [ updated 10 Aug 2018, 23:20 ]

News items and occasional features will be uploaded to Facebook

Please click on the image below to acess the HMS Facebook page for any updates and news of HMS events.

Contact the HMS secretary with any questions or comments regarding Facebook content

Buckler's Hard, Hampshire

posted 8 Aug 2018, 00:25 by Neil Stott   [ updated 8 Aug 2018, 00:44 ]

"Discover the history of this unique 18th century shipbuilding village in the Maritime Museum and  Buckler's Hard Story.

Originally founded as a free port for the trading of sugar, Buckler’s Hard actually flourished as a naval shipbuilding centre and has become famous for building warships for Nelson’s Navy, including three vessels that took part in the Battle of Trafalgar.

Visit the Maritime Museum and Buckler’s Hard Story to follow the development of this fascinating village, the story of its ships, and the residents who lived and worked here."

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Though famous for its C18th and Georgian naval connection, there is also coverage of  Great War and WW2/D-Day history.

HMS at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby 1st & 2nd September

posted 31 Jul 2018, 11:58 by Neil Stott   [ updated 6 Aug 2018, 08:42 ]
Once again HMS is priviliged to be invited to this prestigious museum at Whitby.
We shall be presenting various domestic and professional aspects of Georgian life that James Cook and his contemporaries would have been familiar during the late C18th.
Our presentations will take place both inside and out at the museum, so do please come along to meet us and to find out more about Captain James Cook RN - one of the most significant men of his own and of any age.

You can contact the museum directly here:

To locate, excavate and eventually raise the wrecks of the Cordelière and the Regent

posted 31 Jul 2018, 10:51 by Neil Stott   [ updated 31 Jul 2018, 14:16 ]

French team seeks to rediscover the site of a Tudor maritime tragedy....
Click on image opp. for full BBC story.

C18th shipwreck excavation - Goodwin Sands

posted 25 Jul 2018, 02:43 by Neil Stott

"Crew members of a ship which sank off the Kent coast more than 275 years ago have been identified.

Researchers used archive documents to name 19 of the 237 shipmen who were on board the Dutch ship the Rooswijk.Among them were a senior surgeon, a 19-year-old on his first voyage and a sailor who had previously survived a shipwreck." (cont.)

For the full story on the BBC website,  click on image opp.

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum - Next event - Thurs 26th July

posted 23 Jul 2018, 06:43 by Neil Stott   [ updated 8 Aug 2018, 00:49 ]

Thurs 26th July  

Pirate Training Day!      

Captain Raggy beard and friends are back at the museum to help you practice your Pirate skills! There'll be crafts, stories, treasure hunts and more for all young pirate wannabes. 
Come dressed for the occasion!

HMS Captain Cook Birthplace Museum 21st/22nd July UPDATE

posted 13 Jul 2018, 04:30 by Neil Stott   [ updated 24 Jul 2018, 02:35 ]

It's been many a long year since HMS performed at the museum, so we were delighted to return there and use our new cooking equipment for the first time.

Our cooks; Jen, Lynne and Jean endured a very hot day by the stove, along with Ron who maintained a steady supply of wood for the flames.
On the menu was a range of roasted meats and our now-famous sea sausage, along with fried plantain and home-made bread.
And for dessert ? Caramelised custard for which Jean used a hot salamander to sear the sugared surface.

Our purser, ship's carpenter, surgeon , surveyor and sailing master were placed inside and out of the museum with Able Seaman Gray engaging with the public.

Many thanks to the good people of Marton-in-Cleveland,and environs, for their interest and their company.

Contact Jenny Phillips at the museum for further information

HMS Bedford - Great War event and The Bedford River Festival

posted 8 Jul 2018, 05:05 by Neil Stott

"Bedford’s award-winning River Festival—now in its 40th year—will be staged at the height of the English summer on the 14th & 15th July 2018 when over 250,000 spectators will attend the event over two days."
HMS will be there with our Great War Medical Evacuation Launch.

Please come over and support this event – and meet up with our team over the weekend.
If you wish to come along and join or to find out more about HMS,  please contact Chris Jones

The outline itinerary on each day is as follows:

11.00am         Official Start

11.30am – 12.00pm WWI Children’s Drill (Arena) 
12.00pm – 12.30pm WWI German Display (Arena)

12.30pm - 1.00pm WWI Navy Casualty Clearing (River)

1.00pm – 1.30pm WWI Royal Flying Corp/RAF Display (Arena)
1.30pm - 2.30pm WWI British Soldiers Drill (Arena) 
2.30pm – 3.00pm WWI German Display (Arena)

3.00pm – 3.30pm WWI Navy Casualty Clearing (River)
3.30pm – 4.00pm WWI Royal Flying Corp/RAF Display (Arena)
4.00pm – 4.30pm WWI Children’s Drill (Arena)
6.00pm Official Finish

Recent events - Anderton and Leeds

posted 8 Jul 2018, 04:25 by Neil Stott

Rudyard Lake Event

posted 21 May 2018, 07:59 by Neil Stott

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