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Warships 192

In this 44 page issue, two important new articles are featured. Ian Buxton has been researching the Vickers archives in Barrow for their extensive output of gun mountings. This first part outlines how the business developed, and lists the 126 contracts from 1897 to 1910. Tom Adams discusses the little known contribution of the Japanese Navy to operations in the …

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2019 Annual General Meeting

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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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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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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“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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40th Annual WSS Naval Day Meeting 2018; 2nd June – Details announced

Please note there is a new venue this year. This is a short distance from the Hawthorns site of previous years. 40th Annual WSS Naval Meeting: 2nd June 2018 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 Welcome from Dr Richard Osborne Pre-meeting quiz answers 11.00 …

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