Capt. S. R. New MA - Maritime Historian

Preserving Our Maritime Heritage

S.New aboard the ketch 'Nonsuch' in 1968

This site is run by Stephen New, a maritime historian with experience as a professional mariner, ergonomist and management services consultant and that of a film & media producer. He is a graduate of the Greenwich Maritime Institute (University of Greenwich). He has a MA in Maritime History and further studied 'Heritage Conservation and Cultural Tourism Management'

The site when finalised will provide information and links for those with particular interest in research into the U.K.'s maritime past, both military and commercial.

Main Specialised Areas of Interest:

History of Merchant Navy 1850-1980, Naval History 1850-1925, Torpedo Boats 1813 - 1970's, History of Navigation, Coastal Motor Boats (CMBs), Thornycroft Boat & Shipbuilders, History of the Port of Southampton, Conservation of the former Magazine 'A' RNAD Arsenal at Marchwood. Conservation of the steam vessel 'Shieldhall',  Ketch 'Nonsuch' and the Hudson's Bay Company. Thames Sailing Club (1870) and development of the Thames 'A' Rater. Elder Dempster Lines Ltd.


Initial contact can be made via the following email address:

Current Research & Availability:

Stephen New is currently researching the 100 year global history of the torpedo boat. The results of this project will provide the content for a book titled 'Torpedo Boat Century - 100 years of Global Development & Naval Service'. The project is an extension of his previous in-depth research and treatise on  'Development and Operational Use of the Coastal Motor Boat 1904-1919' that provided an insight into the hidden facts behind the evolution and operation of early British motor torpedo boats.

 He is also actively participating with Liverpool John Moores University in developing the Elder Dempster Lines Homeward Bound Project:

Running parallel and contributing to this venture is his own project: ’The Anatomy of a Voyage’.


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