World Ship Society - MEMBERSHIP - Benefits of Membership
The WORLD SHIP SOCIETY is the premier organisation for ship enthusiasts. Here are some of the facilities available to members. • BRANCHES — Over fifty local groups worldwide! Meetings, slideshows, competitions and visits to ships or places of maritime interest • MARINE NEWS — A 64 page, colourful, well-illustrated, monthly magazine on merchant ships, naval ships & maritime matters. As well as articles, over ten thousand ships a year are notated - newly built, name changes, sales to new owners, as casualties or for demolition. Effective from January 2013, the magazine will be sent as an e-Journal to the member's e-mail address (unless the member requests, and pays for the postage costs) .
• PHOTO LIBRARY — A MAJOR collection of ship photos. Prints are available at reasonable cost through regular Members’ Offers • OUR BOOKS — Fifty WSS fleet lists & Specialist History books available to members at a generous discount — one or two new titles annually • MUTUAL INTERESTS SCHEME — Members can be put in touch with others who share the same interests •WARSHIPS MAGAZINE — An extra illustrated magazine hones in deep on naval matters for only £12 per year (plus postage of £2 to UK, £4.50 Outside the UK) • LIBRARY & RESEARCH COLLECTION — The Society’s Library, Reading Room and Store in Chatham, Kent (access by appointment) is a place where members can research or enjoy a mass of maritime material • LLOYDS REGISTERS — The immediate past year's Register books available to members at a great discount •SPECIAL EVENTS — Participate in Researchers’ Meetings, Annual Naval Meet & Quiz in Bristol & the A.G.M. and Dinner at a different location each year (with added shipping and social events). Recent meetings: Hull, Liverpool, Southampton, Brighton, Falmouth, Tenby, Kiel (Germany) (2005), Newcastle-upon-Tyne (2006), Dover (2007), Harwich (2008), Costa Blanca (2009), Ellesmere Port (2010), Cobh, Ireland (2011). Poole, Dorset (2012), and Chatham, Kent is the venue for 2013.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY: For a free copy of our colourful magazine Marine News and details about membership – just send your name and address to: WSS (Web), 17 Birchdale Road, Appleton, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 5AR, UK or preferably by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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