The Society for Nautical Research
The Society for Nautical Research ( SNR) promotes research and publishes the results. This research covers all matters relating to mariners, seafaring, navigation, ships and cargoes across all ages and of all nations; the language and customs of the sea; in fact any topic of nautical interest.
- Supports and encourages research into maritime history and nautical archaeology
- Publishes the pre-eminent academic nautical journal, The Mariner's Mirror, each quarter (available to all SNR members as part of their membership fee)
- Sponsors conferences, lectures, seminars and other events concerning maritime history
- Buys paintings and other works of art for the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich
- Funds the preservation of Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory, and other heritage projects
The Society grew out of the kindred nautical interests of forty founders in 1910 and celebrated its centenary year in 2010. Two Society members commemorated that moment with a complete history of the Society for Nautical Research The Mirror of the Seas.
The tug at the entrance to the Deutsches Schiffahrts Museum, Bremerhaven