Terms and conditions for the National Historic Ships UK website.

Access to and use of www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk and content provided on these pages is provided by the National Historic Ships UK (NHS-UK) on the following terms:

  • By using www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not access, use and/or contribute to www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk.
  • The NHS-UK may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these terms regularly. Your continued use of www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms.
  • If there is any conflict between these terms and specific local terms appearing elsewhere on www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk then the latter shall prevail.

Permitted uses

We encourage you to use www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk to extend your knowledge of the work of NHS-UK, the Registers and the Shipshape Network subject to certain limitations, there is no copyright infringement by 'fair dealing', which includes use of www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk content for one of the following purposes:

  • private study 
  • non-commercial research
  • inclusion of content in thesis produced by students who are attending an educational establishment
  • criticism and review (and news reporting)
  • downloading content and storing a copy on a temporary basis for the sole purpose of viewing such content without alteration or addition.  

 NHS-UK invites you to contribute to parts of the www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk website, by making a contribution to our National Register of Historic Vessels, The National Directory of Skills and Services, or entering our Photography Competition.  Under data protection, we do not share any personal or confidential information unless permission has already been granted.

Non-permitted uses

Other than as expressly permitted by these terms of use, you may not copy, download, reproduce, publish, republish, post, transmit, modify, adapt, translate, manipulate, add to, delete from, adapt, distribute or otherwise use any content in whole or in part, in any medium without our prior written permission or without the written permission of the relevant copyright holder. Unauthorized attempts to deny service, upload information, change information or to attempt to access non-public data from this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable to the full extent of the law of England and Wales.


The www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk website and its content are provided on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis. To the extent permitted by law, the NHS-UK excludes all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

While we try to ensure that all content is correct at the time of publication, no responsibility is accepted by the NHS-UK for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website.

The content of the website is subject to change without notice. If you cite the website as a reference, we recommend that you include the URL and the date you accessed it.

Every effort has been made to contact the copyright holders of materials included on this website. If you consider materials to be your copyright and have not been contacted by the National Historic Ships UK, please contact us

On occasion, the NHS-UK will link to external websites for further information or comment. We are not responsible for the content or reliability of external websites, even when we link to them.

The NHS-UK does not warrant that www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that the website or the servers that make it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) on your personal computer to satisfy your particular requirements.

Limitation of liability

National Historic Ships UK shall not be liable for any losses or damages whatsoever, whether in contract, Tort (including negligence) or otherwise, arising from the content or the website.

National Historic Ships UK, for the purposes of this notice, shall include its staff, volunteers, Council partners,  and representatives and any third-party providers or source of information or data.


The content of the National Historic Ships UK website, including all text, images, media and designs, is protected by copyright. The website includes items that are both in and out of copyright, as well as the names, marks, images and logos identifying the National Historic Ships UK and The Shipshape Network or third parties are proprietary marks of these organizations and may not be reproduced without their prior written permission. Anyone republishing material from the NHS-UK website without permission is liable for any resulting infringement of copyright.

Third party copyright

The website includes some materials that are not the copyright of the NHS-UK. Every effort has been made to locate the copyright holders in order to obtain the appropriate permissions and correctly attribute them. We welcome any information that would help us to update or complete our records by contacting us at info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk