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We have over 40 years combined experience in the maritime heritage and museum world. From exhibitions to TV and film work, we have a broad range of knowledge to draw on. If you have a heritage project that would benefit from our expertise with research, collections management, interpretation or ship restoration please contact us.
The following article was published in the Mariner's Mirror, Volume 99.3, August 2013 and is the result of a period of research by the author prompted by discussions with colleagues in both the art and maritime world about the exact colour used on ships of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Using primary sources from the National Archives and the HMS Victory expense books held in the National Museum of the Royal Navy the author has shed new light paint colours used in British warships at this time. Whether you have a general interest in the naval history of this period or are making a model of a vessel of this era this may well be of interest to you.
Just to keep you updated, there has been a slight delay in the publication date for the Haynes Manual on Alliance; the latest release date will be some time in June. As soon as we have a more accurate date we will of course let you know. To find out more about Alliance visist the Royal Navy Submarine Museum website.
In other publication news, following on from all the coverage in the newspapers about paint colours on HMS Victory we will be publishing right here Mr Goodwin's article on the same subject that recently came out in the Mariners Mirror. Peter has spent several years looking into the primary sources from the eighteenth century that give information about the actual paint colours used, giving a unique insight into this subject.