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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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Women and the sea

From old superstitions and traditions you might believe women have only recently begun to go to sea. Find out the full story; from female pirates to engineers and round-the-world yachtswomen.

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1924 Supermarine Royal visit Supermarine

Find out about the small company that made an impact on the world aviation stage.  First to start commercial flights across the channel and winner of the Schneider Trophy outright for Great Britain.
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On this Day
25 January 1967
First phase of the container terminal at Western Docks authorised.
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