Society for Nautical Research


1910 - founded to encourage research into matters relating to seafaring and shipbuilding in all ages all over the world. 1921 - successfully undertook to save HMS Victory for the nation, supervising her restoration. 1927 - proposed plans for a Maritime Museum. 1937 - The National Maritime Museum at Greenwich was officially opened. 1938 - involved in the establishment of the Victory Museum at Portsmouth, which developed into the Royal Naval Museum. 2005 - held an exhibition displaying the conservation of HMS Victory's fore-topsail, which still had the Trafalgar damage.