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society for nautical research (south)


The Society for Nautical Research (South) was founded in 1962 to promote the world-wide historical study of ships, naval campaigns and other maritine-related subjects.

Forthcoming events for 2020

The talks for April and May have been cancelled.

Local visit Wed. July 22nd Classic Boat Museum I.O.W.

Local visit Sat. Aug. 8th S.S. Sheildhall Cruise.

Sep 18th to 21st Martime Wales Tour.

The following Saturday presentations begin at 2pm and are usually followed by a short talk on a different subject.

Sat. Oct. 10th Talk by Pauline Price on Medicine at Sea.

Sat. Nov. 14th AGM and Tim Concannon on HMS Hood.

Sat. Dec. 12th Tim Deacon, 'Nicholas Monsarrat and the ship that died of shame'.

If you are interested in finding out more 

about our talks, and our annual tour, contact

Chairman Mike White on

01425 613264 or email him on

Garrison Church

View from Club.

Monthly meetings  2pm, 2nd Saturday of the month from October to May each year (unless cancelled) at the 

Royal Naval Club in 

Pembroke Road, Old Portsmouth.

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Bar lunches are available at the Royal Naval Club, 

in Pembroke Road, Old Portsmouth from noon.


 The University staff car park in St Thomas's Street, PO1 2EZ,

off St George's Road, is 10 minute walk to our meetings venue and is available for £2 all day.

Turn left out of the car park. At the junction turn left down the side of the Cathedral and continue past the Co-op store along Pembroke Road.


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Don't just come along ... bring a friend ... bring lots of friends 

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H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth leaving Portsmouth Harbour in December 2017 for more sea trials prior to commissioning on 7th December 2017 and here's the White Ensign to confirm it is now part of the fleet. On 14th October we had an excellent talk by the RN Presentation Team explaining why this, the biggest ship in the Royal Navy, was such a valuable asset for the U.K. On the 10th March this year a group of members were privileged to be given a guided tour of this carrier.  In December 2019 Prince of Wales - the ship - joined QE in Portsmouth, The same month Prince of Wales - the person - arrived to commission the ship. 

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For SNR(South) visits and tours enquries call 02392 831 461

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