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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 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 –

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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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Membership Subscriptions 2018

The new subscription rates for 2018 are now published. The subscription rates for 2018 remain unchanged. The table of the rates, together with the 2018 renewal forms, can be found here.

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WSS South East Spring Meeting & Photographic Competition 2018

WSS South East Spring Meeting & Photographic Competition 2018 – Will be held at the Clarendon Royal Hotel, Gravesend, Kent, on Saturday 7th April 2018. Two of the three speakers are already confirmed for this event. As with the 2017 event this meeting will be advertised, with the hope of also attracting non-members.   Details for it are on the …

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WSS South East Social & Leslie Sargeant Quiz 2018

WSS South East Social & Leslie Sargeant Quiz 2018 – Will  be at the Clarendon Royal Hotel, Gravesend, Kent, which will be held on the 29th September 2018.   Details for it are on the website:                  

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Chatham on the Television

Filming at Chatham In July 2015, we were approached by a film company who produce ‘Call the Midwife’ for BBC Television to allow them to use the frontage of our Library and Archive at the Historic Dockyard in Chatham, Kent, to convert it into a shop for one of the episodes. Filming took place on the 10th July 2015. ‘Haywards …

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Warships Index Now Available

An index to Warships magazine for issues 101 to 165 has been mailed free of charge to current subscribers.  Further copies are available at £5 for UK addresses, £6 for overseas addresses.  Also, a few copies of the index covering issues 1 to 100 are available at £5 UK, £6 Overseas.  

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