Sea & ships fact files
Learn more about the search for the North-West Passage, Bligh and Shackleton, Nelson and Napoleon.
Vikings and pirates, compasses and load lines, the Great Eastern and the Titanic.
Columbus, Cook, Drake, Magellan, Nelson, Scott, Shackleton, Franklin and many others.
Tudor and Stuart navies, the Spanish Armada and the Mary Rose.
Frequently asked questions on subjects such as astronomy and time, battles, customs and origins, and the Royal Navy.