Advertisement

National Historic Ships UK announces Flagship of the Year Awards 2020

In response to the impact of Covid-19 on the maritime heritage sector, National Historic Ships UK has made a significant change to its Flagship of the Year scheme.

Usually reflecting the cruising programme or visitor numbers of each craft, applications for ‘virtual flagships’ have been taken in recognition of the fact that many historic vessels have had to cease operations, cancel or postpone events through circumstances beyond their control.

The Flagship Awards provide an opportunity to demonstrate and celebrate the value of the sector during these challenging times.

The 2020 Flagships have been selected for their tenacity in continuing to raise their profile throughout the Covid-19 outbreak by online activities, social media, developing learning resources, offering virtual tours and other creative means.

Hannah Cunliffe, Director of National Historic Ships UK, commented: “I am delighted that we are able to offer these Awards again as a means of supporting the sector at a time when it needs our help most.

“The creativity and resilience these vessels have shown in developing new online engagement packages to meet the current situation has been impressive and I look forward to working with them all in the months ahead.”

The Flagships receive grants of £500 and £250 respectively to be spent on the vessel or related digital activities and a special broad pennant to fly at the masthead once the ship is active again.

 

The 2020 National Flagship is:

HMS Belfast, Museum Ship

www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/register/123/hms-belfast

 

The 2020 Regional Flagships are:

Medway Queen (South East), Paddle Steamer
www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/register/46/medway-queen.

Zebu (North West), Tall Ship
www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/register/3474/zebu

ss Explorer (Scotland East), Research Vessel
www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/register/26/ss-explorer

Spartan (Scotland West), Museum Ship
www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/register/622/spartan

For more information on our winning entries visit https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/page/our-flagships-2020

 

Ships Montly - January 2024

Portugal contracts Damen to build Multi-functional Naval Platform

Portugal’s National Defence Ministry has contracted Damen Shipyards for the design and construction of a so-called Multi-functional Naval Platform. The €132 million multi-purpose vessel is...
Advertisement

Related articles

Portugal contracts Damen to build Multi-functional Naval Platform

Portugal’s National Defence Ministry has contracted Damen Shipyards for the design and construction of a so-called Multi-functional Naval...

NYK Stolt Tankers orders six chemical tankers

Stolt-Nielsen Limited has announced that its Joint Venture between NYK Line and Stolt Tankers (NYK Stolt Tankers, or...

LDA and Norsepower join forces in shipping Airbus aircraft components

LDA and Norsepower have joined forces in shipping large Airbus aircraft components, with a future fleet of low-emission...

Griffon Hoverwork awarded design and feasibility work by Canadian Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) has asked for engineering design consultancy services from Griffon Hoverwork to update their...