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December 2018 Meeting

Our December meeting is a members evening - contributions of 20-30 minutes on a maritime subject are invited. Please let David Walker know in advance if you would like to present something. 19:30, 13th December, Alice Cross Centre, Teignmouth. Non members are most welcome.

November 2018 Meeting

For our November meeting Rodge Musselwhite will present "Update 2018", his annual roundup of the local shipping scene. 19:30, 8th November, Alice Cross Centre, Teignmouth. Non members are most welcome.

October 2018 Meeting

Our October 2018 meeting marks the 40th anniversary of the first meeting of the Torbay & East Devon branch. Ian Wells, who founded the branch, will be our guest speaker for the evening, and will present "London Docks 1972 (Part I)". 19:30, 11th October, Alice Cross Centre, Teignmouth. Non members are most welcome.

September 2018 Meeting

Our September meeting is a members evening - contributions of 20-30 minutes on a maritime subject are invited. Please let David Walker know in advance if you would like to present something. 19:30, 13th September, Alice Cross Centre, Teignmouth. Non members are most welcome.

"A Maritime Review of 2017"

New WSS book by Krispen Atkinson, David Walker and Andrew McAlpine - A4 softback, 100 pages, 186 colour photos.

This book provides a snapshot of the events that occurred in the shipping industry during 2017 including ownership changes, notable deliveries, demolitions and losses. Changes in fleets are illustrated, including the transfer of ships within the Hyundai Merchant Marine fleet and the sale of Brazilian container ship operator Mercosul Line. 2017 saw the title of "world's largest container ship" change three times, as the latest generation of ships entered service. The AIDAPERLA and MSC SEASIDE are amongst the cruise ships that entered service throughout the year, and are illustrated. In other sectors, new ro-ros and general cargo ships entering the fleet, including Cobelfret's CELINE and the EGBERT WAGENBORG, raised the bar in their corresponding markets. Alongside high profile incidents of the year, including the grounding of container ships KEA TRADER and CSCL JUPITER which gained high media interest, some lesser-known incidents such as the sinking of the coastal tanker AGIA ZONI II and SOUTHERN PHOENIX are covered. This year saw the delivery of the UK's aircraft carrier QUEEN ELIZABETH, the German Navy rejecting the first of its F-125 frigates, and the Peruvian Navy decommissioning the last gun cruiser in service. In December the disappearance of the Argentine submarine SAN JUAN triggered an international search effort. The story of this interesting year is told using a selection of high quality photographs supported by informative deep captions.

Available now from booksales@worldshipsociety.org or WSS, 274 Seven Sisters Road, Willingdom, Eastbourne, BN22 0QW, United Kingdom, price £10 to members (quoting membership number) or £15 to non-members plus P&P £1.64 (UK) £4.90 (Europe) & £4.85 (RoW). Payment may be made by GBP cheque or credit card. For the latter please state whether Visa or Mastercard and quote card number, exact name on card, card expiry date, card validation number and address of cardholder.

August 2018 Meeting

For our August meeting, Ken Cload will be showing some of his photos taken on recent trips to the Hook of Holland. 19:30, 9th August, Alice Cross Centre, Teignmouth. Non members are most welcome.

July 2018 Meeting

The subject of our July meeting is "British Rail Steamers and Topical Ships", by David Eeles. 19:30, 12th July, Alice Cross Centre, Teignmouth. Non members are most welcome.