The following postings highlight some of the important recent postings to the various website pages. These postings include upcoming events, newsworthy events, the latest books on offer from the Society, photographs by WSS members, volunteer appointments and opportunities, obituaries, upcoming AGM information, branch activities, news about late publication of any of our publications as well as general news items.
Click on the various section titles to the left to access the pages. Or to make it easier to locate the correct page, many postings contain a direct link to the page containing the news. Click on the underlined key words shown below.
Latest Announcement postings
May 2, 2013 - ANNOUNCEMENTS - Publications - The May edition of Marine News in PDF format was sent out on May 2nd to all members who requested this format. The paper version of May's issue was mailed out on May 7th to only those members who requested a paper version, and who paid extra for this version. LIFE members are entitled to a free PDF copy of each issue, but some members have not yet provided us with an e-mail address. LIFE members MUST pay the extra costs for a paper version of the magazine, if they opt for this version.
May 1, 2013 - ANNOUNCEMENTS - Obituaries - A well-known WSS researcher, Tony Starke, passed away on March 20th, 2013, in South Australia.
Apr 28, 2013 - PUBLICATIONS - Marine News / Warships Highlights of issue 172 of our excellent Warships magazine are now posted
Apr 19, 2013 - ANNOUNCEMENTS - Society News - DURING THE CHATHAM AGM, VISIT THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE. During the WSS AGM Weekend, the WSS Library and Archive in the Chatham Historic Dockyard will be open from at least 11am until 4pm each day on Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May. Do visit us to see the full range of available WSS publications on sale. There’s also an even wider selection of very reasonably priced second-hand shipping books, periodicals and photographs on offer. Members are also very welcome to browse the Library, and hear about its facilities from volunteers on duty there. The Library and Archive is situated about ten minutes walk from the King Charles Hotel (visitors to the facility do not have to pay to enter the Historic Dockyard). If you have any specific requirements, do check with Alan Watt 07899 072855, e-mail: Chatham.Librarian@worldshipsociety.org)
Apr 19, 2013 - ANNOUNCEMENTS - Obituaries - Terry Creswell was the Society's Hon. General Secretary from 1962 to 1969, succeeding Bert Moody. His passing was reported to us today, although he died February 20th, 2013.
Mar 20, 2013 - PUBLICATIONS - WSS Books Available - We are pleased to announce that our latest publication is now in stock. From the Revolution to the Cold War: A History of the Soviet Merchant Fleet from 1917 to 1950 - immediate despatch with paid order.
Mar 15, 2013 - ANNOUNCEMENTS - click on Society News for details and prices for the 2012 Index for Marine News(which must be ordered direct from the compiler.)
Mar 8, 2013 - ANNOUNCEMENTS - Society News - The 2013AGM will be held at the King Charles Hotel, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent on the weekend of 17-19 May 2013. A booking form and details can be found in the Society News section.
Mar 8, 2013 - ANNOUNCEMENTS - Obituaries - It is with sadness that we announce the passing on March 6th of Alan Bishop, a long-time member of the South Coast Branch and our Advertising and Marketing Manager for many years.
Mar 6, 2013 - ANNOUNCEMENTS - Obituaries - We regret to announce the passing of one of the longstanding members of the Society, Craig Carter
Nov 19, 2012 - ANNOUNCEMENTS - Society News - The 2013 calendar is now available and ready for immediate distribution. 13 full colour images in our traditional flip-chart designed calendar
Nov 16, 2012 - ANNOUNCEMENTS - Obituaries - It is with great sadness that we report the passing of former Plymouth Branch Secretary, Ted Willey
Oct 28, 2012 - BRANCHES - United Kingdom - Interesting report posted to the Gloucester Branch listing - Nov 4, 2012 - Updated
Oct 2, 2012 - MEMBERSHIP - 2013 Renewal notices were included with your October & November editions of Marine News. If you have not already done so, please complete and return your notice as soon as you can. If you have mis-placed the form, you can download one from the following links. Keep in mind that the form for members living in the U.K. is different from the one for members living outside the U.K.
Sep 15, 2012 - ANNOUNCEMENTS - Obituaries - It is with regret that notice has been received of the passing of the Hobart Branch's Secretary, Miriam Court.
Jul 4, 2012 - ANNOUNCEMENTS - Obituaries - It is with regret that we announce the passing of Gloucester Branch member, Les Dalton.
Feb 21, 2012 - ANNOUNCEMENTS - Society News - Roy Cressey has taken over the distribution of the Society Slide Shows and Branches can now place bookings again.
Jan 4, 2012 - Do you have difficulty reading Marine News?If you have a sight problem that makes it difficult to read Marine News, and you are online with an e-mail address, we can now e-mail each issue to you so that you can download it and then increase the print size to suit yourself. Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org including your name and membership number and each month's issue will be sent to you in this way (in addition to your printed copy).
Nov 14, 2011 - ANNOUNCEMENTS - Society News - An index for Warships issues 101 to 165 is now available
June 25, 2011 - With immediate effect, the Mutual Interests programme has been temporarily suspended after the death of the Co-ordinator, Fred Kissack on June 23, 2011.
Jan 2, 2011 - IMAGES - Photo Album-JMF-01 - an interesting Photo Album has been created from over 120 images sent to us by Jim McFaul, showing just some of the interesting maritime events he covered in 2010.
Mar 26, 2009 - BRANCHES - Rest of the World - NSW Branch An interesting history of the NSW Branch by Alan Travers. Now we would like to see other branches create a potted history of their branch for posting on the website. Check out the NSW (Australia) Branch entry on the following page: - http://worldshipsociety.org/741.html