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Conference: Battle of the Atlantic 80.

Posted: Tuesday 4th April 2023

Conference: Battle of the Atlantic 80.

Centre for Port and Maritime History: Battle of the Atlantic 80.

Date: Saturday 20 May 2023

Venue: Merseyside Maritime Museum

CPMH is hosting a one-day conference to mark the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic commemorations which are taking place in Liverpool. The conference considers the legacies of that theatre of war with a particular focus on intelligence and anti-submarine warfare.Speakers from academia will be joined by serving officers of the Royal Navy to consider the impact and legacy of those events.

0930 Refreshments.
1000 Welcome: Dr David Clampin, Liverpool John Moores University.
Introductory paper: Capt. Sean Ryan, The Maritime Warfare Centre, Naval Command Headquarters.
Intelligence, wargaming, and naval doctrine.
1030 Dr Jayne Friend, University of Portsmouth.
‘Veterans and Relics: Britain’s Shipping Crisis and the V, W and Town-class Destroyers’.
1130 Refreshments.
1200 Dr David Kohnen, Naval War College, USA.
“All the Dismembered Heads”: Special Intelligence and the U.S. Navy in the Atlantic, 1937-1947.
1300 Lunch.
1400 Dr Sarah-Louise Miller, visiting scholar at the University of Oxford.
‘The Wargame Women: The Women’s Royal Naval Service and the Western Approaches Tactical Unit During the Battle of the Atlantic’.
1500 Refreshments.
1530 Dr James W E Smith, King’s College London.
‘Refighting the ‘Battle of the Atlantic’ After 1945: Policy, Plans, Doctrine, and the State’.
1630 Close: Rear Admiral James Parkin CBE, Director Develop, Naval Command Headquarters.
Innovation in the ASW space: Navy and Patrick Blackett.
1700 Drinks reception.

Registration is via Eventbrite

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