When Jack Renton was ‘rescued’ by the Royal Naval schooner ‘Bobtail Nag’ in 1875 a survival tale unfolded which to this day amazes those who hear of it. This is his story.
From the Copper Mines of Slovakia: 15thC Trade Routes Across Europe
Nearly 600 years ago, a heavily loaded merchant ship foundered off the island of Skaftö, situated approximately 70 km north of present-day Gothenburg on the now-Swedish west coas
The Fate of ‘The Gloucester’: the most important maritime discovery since the Mary Rose.
“The discovery promises to fundamentally change understanding of 17th-century social, maritime and political history.” Prof Claire Jowitt
Honeysgeo – As Sweet As Its Name!
“Mike was on his Easter break, it was a sunny day, so we drove down to South Ronaldsay – admiring the daffodils along the roadsides on the way”
‘The Fame of Hull’
A time of trans-Atlantic slavery, warfare, colonial expansion and whaling.
Shackleton’s Ship Endurance Found
” We have made polar history with the discovery of Endurance, and successfully completed the world’s most challenging shipwreck search. ” Dr John Shears, Expedition Leader
16thC Shipwreck Reveals New Information on African Elephants
In 1533, a Portuguese trading vessel carrying forty tons of gold and silver coins along with other precious cargo went missing on its way to India.
The ‘Annie Jane’
On this day , 29th of September 1853, the ‘Annie Jane’ was wrecked close to Vatersay, Outer Hebrides.