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Southampton - Gateway to the World

Discover the story of merchant shipping and port life in Southampton. Our archive contains over 10,000 photographs, maps, sound clips, documents, games and other objects. Use the Search box (top right of every page) to find items.

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Getting a ship safely across the seas demands many skills. Find out why navigation, crew management, cargo stowing, engineering, communications and hotel skills are vital.
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Southampton's relationship with flying boats and seaplanes stretched over forty-five years of exciting developments in aviation, leading to the founding of the first national airline.

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On this Day
7 October 1853
Union Steam Collier Company established to bring coal from South Wales to Southampton by sea.
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