Cleethorpes Library to Host Royal Navy Exhibition

Issued: 27 February 2019

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Join us at Cleethorpes Library on Tuesday 26th March 2019 for a one-day exhibition about the Royal Navy, its ships and its personnel.

The display will include photographs, documents and artefacts relating to naval operations between 1914 and 1982. Included in the display will be a very rare plan of the aircraft carrier “Leviathan”, a group photograph of the crew of the battleship “Superb” and a miniature cannon made from the decking of the cruiser “Glasgow”.

The exhibition will focus on many local stories, including Immingham’s connections with the Royal Navy, the history of the naval signal station at Waltham, the minesweepers built at Doig’s shipyard in Grimsby and the lad from St James’ School who went on to skipper the QE2 during the Falklands War.


Adrian Wilkinson, Archivist at Lincs Inspire said: “The RAF’s connections with Lincolnshire are well known, but the county’s links with the Royal Navy have often been overlooked. As this exhibition will show, North East Lincolnshire made a major contribution to the Navy’s operations in both World Wars: ships damaged at the Battle of Jutland were repaired at Immingham, many Grimsby trawlers were requisitioned by the Admiralty as minesweepers and a large number of men and women from the area enlisted in the Senior Service.”

All are welcome to the exhbition and no advanced booking is required.