Battleships visit Scarborough - 19th c.
When the battle ships came to Scarborough, the lords of the Admiralty called at Scarborough in their yacht early in September 1874. A week or two later, some of the great ships of the Channel Fle...
Dr John Dee, one of the cleverest men of his day and a confidante of Queen Elizabeth I, put the case for a Royal Navy, of three score tall ships or more, in 1577. They would stop France, Denmark, Scotland and Spain annoying "the blessed stat...
Letter from 'Daddy' in Mess 1
HMS Revenge, 10am on Thursday November 21st 1918.
My dear Billy,
I want you to save this letter till the end of your life for the history it will contain will give you and Edward the liberty for which mo...
The Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre was donated some World War II mementos of a Royal Navy destroyer that Scalby District and the Borough of Scarborough “adopted” at the beginning of 1942.
The shield, along with a pho...
Royal Naval Patrol Service
Many of Scarborough's mariners would have been recruited into the RNPS during WW1 & WW2. They mainly worked on minesweepers and many lives were lost.
There is a great deal of history on the RNPS website:&n...
This page features articles from our webasite that mention the Royal Navy.
Battleships visit Scarborough 19th c
Battleships visit Scarborough - 19th c. When the battleships came to Scarborough the Lords of the Admiralty called at...
Royal Navy Rum Barrel
In our collection is a Royal Navy rum barrel. Made of stout oak and one of our heaviest items, it took four strong people to manhandle it into the Maritime Heritage Centre when it was donated in January 2016 by Mr Peter R...
The first HMS Walrus (D24) was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months o...