Mike Stammers

6 February 2013 by Sam

Mike Stammers, former Keeper of Merseyside Maritime Museum, passed away on 30 January 2013 following a battle with cancer.

Mike retired in 2003 and had been Keeper for almost 20 years. He was a much loved and respected member of staff and everyone at the museum was saddened to hear of his passing.

David Fleming, director of National Museums Liverpool, said:

“Mike Stammers was a terrific maritime historian of true international stature. Even after his retirement he stayed close to National Museums Liverpool, as our emeritus keeper of Maritime History, an honour held by only a handful of people. He will be much missed by his friends and colleagues.”

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Mike was the author of several books, including ‘A Maritime Fortress: The Collections of the Wynn Family at Belan Fort c1750-1950’, which is available from the online shop.

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