The Society for Nautical Research, founded in 1910, is the world’s premier maritime history society. It publishes The Mariner’s Mirror
, the leading international journal of maritime history, and also plays an important role in preserving and promoting the maritime heritage of the UK. It was instrumental in saving Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory
in 1922 and has been closely associated with her restoration ever since. The Society was also instrumental in founding the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich and the Royal Naval Museum at Portsmouth, now part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy. The Society has a vibrant international membership of likeminded scholars and enthusiasts of all matters maritime.