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The Merchant Navy

Historically the government has always had an interest in preserving, promoting, monitoring and improving Britain's mercantile marine.

From the commercial role of merchant shipping to the Royal Navy's demand for manpower in times of war, this study day examines the history and contribution of the merchant navy. Highlights include an examination of the relationship between the Navy and the merchant service in the 19th century, the Battle of the Atlantic and the life of a commercial marine pilot who has handled over 8000 ships including many of the world’s largest passenger liners, oil tankers and warships.


Richard Gorski | talks
Richard Woodman | talks
William Wells | talks


Date and Time:

30 November 2006 at 11:00 am


Full Day



National Maritime Museum
Park Row
SE10 9NF
020 8312 6716

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National Maritime Museum
020 8312 8560

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