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CANCELLED – WSS South East Social/Leslie Sargeant Quiz

ANNOUNCEMENT – 20th September The WSS South East Social/Leslie Sargeant Quiz on 29th September 2018 has been cancelled It is with regret that this meeting has been cancelled at very short notice. The Hotel has double-booked the room and there is no alternative available. Apologies for such short notice. The Hotel had confirmed everything was fine only a few weeks ago, …

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Annual General Meeting 2019 Announcement

The AGM weekend will take place on the 17-19 May 2019. The Venue will be: Best Western Royal Beach Hotel St. Helens Parade Portsmouth PO4 0RN TEL. 02392 731281 £190 bed and breakfast, double or twin bedroom for 2 nights per room £150 bed and breakfast, single bedroom £150 for 2 nights per room There is a reduced price for …

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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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Warships 191

In this 44 page issue Brian Hargreaves records the Ford class seaward defence boats of the 1950/60s. Tom Adams concludes his profile of the Admiralty Rescue Tug Service with the various classes of tugs in WW2. Geoffrey Hudson discusses the 70ft Canadian Power Boat MTBs. Richard Fernley continues recounting his career as a RFA radio officer this time in ORANGELEAF. …

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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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WSS TWITTER ACCOUNT

WSS TWITTER ACCOUNT For some months the World Ship Society has operated a Twitter account and the time has now come to make better use of this form of social media which can be visited at https://twitter.com/worldshipsoc Visitors to our page will see that it is already being used to advertise forthcoming Branch meetings, new WSS books and WSS events. …

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FRED.OLSEN CRUISE LINES – DISCOUNTS FOR WSS MEMBERS

Award-winning Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have teamed up with the World Ship Society to give you a very tempting 10% membership discount* on your first sailing with them – and that’s on top of any current offers.    Existing Fred.Olsen customers can save 5%, in addition to their 5% Oceans Club discount.    The offer is available to WSS members …

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Warships 190

This issue includes – Admiralty Rescue Tug Service 1917-1948 disposal of U-boats moored in Loch Ryan & Operation Deadlight in December 1945 63ft British Power Boat MASBs the career of a RFA radio officer in SIR LANCELOT around South America.   Warships: published by the World Ship Society since 1966. Warships: A5, 44 page quarterly booklet with 10 B & W photos. Warships: is …

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“MARINE NEWS” SHIP INDEX 2017 (Volume 71)

The 2017 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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New venue for North West Kent Branch and resumption of meetings from 19th April 2018

From April 19th 2018 the North West Kent Branch will meet at;   The Community Room. Asda Superstore, Thames Way, Gravesend DA11 0DQ.    Meetings will be held on the Third Thursday of each month and the room is available from 17.00 – 20.00.   Further Branch details can be found on the page – http://www.worldshipsociety.org/organisation/branches/uk-branches

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