Brian Lavery - Maritime History Expert


Based near London, he has access to world-class archives such as the Imperial War Museum, National Archives, British Library and the National Maritime Museum. His long experience allows him to find and interpret papers on any subject, and to identify the key issues in a piece of research.

The National Archives at Kew, London.

The national archives building

Part of the paper catalogue of the National archives, describing more than ten million records. Fortunately the catalogues are now digitalised, but still need much interpretation.

Shipwright Hartley Larkin describing how he saved HMS Victory during her launch, discovered by Brian Lavery.

Extract from a slaver’s log in the National Maritime Museum.

A nineteenth century midshipman’s journal.

A ship’s radar office, 1945.