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“MARINE NEWS” SHIP INDEX 2018 (Volume 72)

The 2018 Index can be obtained from Brian Franklin 1 Sherwood Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. HG2 7HE, UK E-mail brian.franklin532@gmail.com United Kingdom – £6.50 Europe – 15 Euros (Airmail) Rest of World £9.00 (Surface mail) or £10.50 (Airmail) Prices include postage and packing Please make Remittance payable in £ Sterling or € Euros. to B. Franklin (not World Ship Society) …

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Marion Browning

It is with great sadness that the Dorset Branch has to advise that Marion Browning, their long standing and much admired secretary passed away on Monday 23rd September. Marion was the branch secretary of the Dorset Branch for over twenty years until having to relinquish her post in May due to ill health. Marion was one of the original members …

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Warships number 196

In this 44 page issue, David Chessum describes a 1937 US proposal to lease destroyers to the South American Republics. Tom Adams details the Arapaho concept of a “bolt on “ system to adapt large container ships to serve as helicopter carriers resulting in the RFA RELIANT. Michael Pryce tells the story of Operation Lucid which in 1940 intended to …

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2020 Annual General Meeting

The next Annual General Meeting of the Society will take place in Kiel, Germany, on the 16th May 2020. More details will be published when arrangements have been finalised.

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41st WSS Annual Naval Meeting – 1st June 2019

To be held in the Bristol Commonwealth Society, 14 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PD from 10.30 – 17.00 PROGRAMME 10.30 Coffee 10.40 Pre-meeting quiz answers 11.00 (1) Twelfth DK Brown Lecture: Dr Richard Hammond: British Perceptions of the Italian Navy 1935 – 1943. 12.10 (2) Dr Innes McCartney: Scapa 1919: The Archaeology of a Scuttled Fleet. 13.10 LUNCH 13.45 …

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Isle of Mann branch closure

The branch had its final meeting in April 2019. This was presented by our long standing and excellent friend, Jim Charnock, who, as ever, entertained us very well. Thanks again to everyone involved in the society and we wish you continued success for the future. We have had a branch on the island for over 50 years and have received …

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South East Socials 2019

We are pleased to announce that once again there will be two events in Gravesend in 2019. These are open to both members and non-members. The Spring meeting will take place on Saturday 6th April. I am still finalising the speakers for the day, and will send an update in the New Year when everything is confirmed. As with previous …

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Call the Midwife filming at Chatham

The Society’s Archive and Library at Chatham Historic Dockyard was closed from Friday 17th to Tuesday 21st August 2018 to allow a film crew to create ‘Haywards and Co.’ Paint Factory for filming episode 4 of Series 8 of Call the Midwife. The front of the building was suitably dressed and the reception area was changed to represent the entrance …

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WSS South East Social/Leslie Sargeant Quiz

WSS South East Social/Leslie Sargeant Quiz, which will take place on 29th September. This year the event will be held at the Clarendon Royal Hotel, where the Spring Social has been held the past two years. The doors will be open from 11am, with the quiz starting at 12.30. All should be finished by 16.00, just in time for high tide! …

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WORLD SHIP SOCIETY STUDENT TRAVEL BURSARIES: a report by Dr Richard Osborne

The World Ship Society exists to arouse, stimulate and maintain interest in ships, shipping and related matters amongst the general public; to promote understanding of these subjects and their rich heritage by compiling, publishing and preserving records and illustrative material concerning ships and their part in mercantile and naval activity; and to promote and advance public education in current and …

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