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Alternative photographic resources and further research

Sheet number 33

Photography Department, National Museums Liverpool, 127 Dale Street, Liverpool   L2 2JH

Tel: 0151 478 4657

Fax: 0151 478 4028

Email: photography@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Website: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/about/services/photography/

Other institutions

Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Road
London
SE1 6HZ

Tel: 020 7416 522/1/2/6
Fax: 020 7416 5374
Email: docs@iwm.org.uk
Website: www.iwm.org.uk

National Maritime Museum
Romney Road
Greenwich
London
SE10 9NF

Tel: 020 8312 8600 (Photographic Enquiries)
Email: plansandphotos@nmm.ac.uk
Website: www.nmm.ac.uk

Curator of Manuscripts
Royal Naval Museum
HM Naval Base
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO1 3NH

Tel: 023 9272 7577
Email: matthew.sheldon@royalnavalmuseum.org.uk
Website: www.royalnavalmuseum.org.uk

For Ships built by Harland & Wolff:

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Cultra
Holywood
County Down
BT18 0EU
Northern Ireland

Tel: 02890 428428
Email: ustm@talk21.com
Website: www.uftm.org.uk/collections-and-research

Private suppliers

John and Marion Clarkson
18 Franklands
Longton
Preston
PR4 5PD

Further research

Ship photographs can also be researched by contacting the yard where a ship was built.  The series of publications, Lloyd's Registers (available at libraries or other repositories within most large cities with a maritime/shipbuilding history), normally list the place of build and the shipbuilding yard.  If the yard is no longer in existence, then a further search could be made to find out if the records from the shipbuilding yard have been transferred to an archive.  The publication below (which should be obtainable from your library on inter-library loan), is a useful source for locating shipbuilding archives:

RITCHIE, L.A. - Editor, The Shipbuilding Industry - A Guide to Historical Records, Studies in British Business Archives, Manchester University Press, 1992, ISBN 0 7190 3805 7 (hardback)

The small advertisements in some shipping magazines are another potential source for researching images of ships, giving contact details of photographic suppliers.  Please see below:

Sea Breezes
Units 28-30
Spring Valley Industrial Estate
Braddan
Isle of Man
IM2 2QS

Tel: 01624 626018
Email: seabreezes@manninmedia.co.im
Website: www.manninmedia.co.im
ISDN: 01624 677173

Ships Monthly
IPC Country and Leisure Media Ltd.
Marine Division
222 Branston Road
Burton-on-Trent
DE14 3BT

Tel: 01283 542721
Email: shipsmonthly@ipcmedia.com

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