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    The First World War: Britain's Surviving Vessels

    Think of the First World War at sea and a number of big ship actions spring to mind.  However, the real history of the war at sea is a much richer story, with vessels used in a variety of different ways including requisitions by the Navy, the development of new technologies, and transporting supplies to troops on the Western Front.

    At National Historic Ships UK, we maintain the National Register of Historic Vessels featuring some 1,200 vessels over 50 years old that still survive today.  More than 60 of these participated in the First World War in some way.  This website has been set up to tell the stories of these maritime veterans.

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