World Ship Society - PUBLICATIONS - Marine News / Warships
Marine News magazine
Marine News is our e-Journal monthly magazine, which has been published since 1947, and which every member receives as part of their membership in the World Ship Society. 64 pages packed with information and photographs, as well as special photographic offers for members, branch notes and interesting shipping news. For a sample copy, and information about the World Ship Society, send a request to email@example.com
The accompanying cover of a recent magazine issue.
The above illustrations represent a typical page(s) in any issue, that might contain the following (or similar) features:— (for current issue contents, check the Society News page)
Report on the AGM, Harwich
1967 - The Revolution is underway - 1
Merchant Ships & Shipbuilding, by David Burrell
Revisions to Designs, by David Jones
WSPL Slide Archive Showcase
Looks Familiar? No.5, by Roy Fenton
Maersk Supply Service "L" Class of 1987/88, by Peter Wynne
Fifty Years Ago - a nostalgic look back
Compass Points, Book Reviews
Sales, Transfers & Renamings
Members' Reports, Casualties, Demolitions, New Ships
Attractive blue-coloured binders capable of handling 12 issues of Marine News magazines, are sized perfectly for our magazine. They keep your back-issues in order for easy reference. Binders are made of hard-cover stock with removable wire spines that are inserted in the middle of each magazine and then fitted into the binder.
Cost for a binder is £10.00 - (inc. postage) if mailed to a U.K. address, or £11.50 - (inc. postage) to any address outside the U.K. (as at December 2012 - prices subject to change) and these are available from the Membership Secretaries. Payment can be added to your annual dues payment, or sent by GBP cheque, Visa or MasterCard. [11.2012]
Indices in paper or booklet format for all years from year one to the present are available at reasonable cost. Check the listing for "Marine News Ship Index for 2010" on our Society News page. These indices are produced as a private concern by one of our volunteers, and must be purchased direct from the volunteer(s) involved in this project.
There are several options available for obtaining past issues of Marine News magazines. Keep your collection up-to-date.
1. Check the Society News page for an announcement of those years that have been scanned and available for sale on CD. One year on one CD. Ever wanted copies of old Marine News, or fill a gap in your collection, or dispose of your paper copies? The Archive Digitisation Committee, with the help of a team of volunteers to scan back numbers of Marine News, now have made available the years 1947/48 (Vols I & II combined) to 1989 (Vol XLIII) on CD. Each year consists of one CD with 12 monthly issues with around 200 to 700 page images, plus the index of ship names. [07.2012]
Price for 1 CD to members £8. (Non members £12). 2-4 CDs £7 each (£10.50). 5 CDs or over £6 each (£9).
P&P First CD UK £1.00, EU £1.50, Rest of World £2.00. Each additional CD: UK 20p, EU 35p, ROW 70p.
Please send orders and payment (payable to World Ship Society) to: Peter Hobday, Woodville, 35 Hillside Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8EU, UK. If you want member’s price, please provide your membership number.
3. contact a volunteer in the U.K. for the purchase of still available paper back issues, mainly packages of full year editions from 1967 to 2009. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for costs + postage & packing
4. purchase paper reprints of Vol. 1 & 2, Marine News (1947 & 1948) A wealth of history from the early days of the Society which was formed as the Ship News Club in 1946, 60+ years ago. A fitting tribute to the brainchild of the Society, Michael Crowdy.
These volumes include Michael's editorials and notes on the building of the Society along with the news of ships being refitted after war service, scrappings, transfers, new buildings and orders. These electronic copies of the 1965 reprint have had a certain amount of 'cleaning up' carried out on them. This reprint is 70 pages in A4 format and is soft bound in a folder.
Copies are available at £6.00 + p&p
Add £1.00 post and packing for UK addresses, Add £2.00 post and packing for addresses in the EU, Add £2.50 post and packing for addresses outside the EU
Please send cheques, payable to "World Ship Society", to: Mr. M. Flatman, 8 The Pines, Cringleford, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7LT, UNITED KINGDOM
NOTE: This offer is not available online through the website [11.2012]
Warships is an optional subscription-based publication available to anyone who has a keen interest in world naval affairs. The magazine is published four times a year and is available at a cost of £12 + postage surcharge of £2.00 — total of £14.00 (if mailed to a UK address), or postage surcharge of £4.50 — total of £16.50 (if mailed to other than a UK address). [05.2013]
To enter a subscription, send your GBP cheque (payable to the "World Ship Society), or Visa / MasterCard authorisation (including the last three digits of the security number which you will find in the signature line on the reverse of the credit card), to our Business Manager, Brian Hargreaves, 7 Millview Drive, Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear NE30 2PR, United Kingdom.
Also available is an index to the first 100 editions of the magazine, at a cost of £5 (including postage) for UK addresses, £6 for Overseas addresses. A second index is now available covering editions 101 to 165 at a cost of £5 to UK addresses, £6 for Overseas addresses. [05.2012]
The accompanying cover of a recent magazine issue. 150 mm x 210 mm, 50 pages
Warships 172 includes the following articles:
Photographs ... incompetence or INCOMPETENCE ?
Neither Sharks nor Whales: Japan's Submarine Fleet at War 1941-1945—Part One, Malcolm Cooper
SARGOSSO Standoff: The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 - Part Two, by Tom Adams and Mike Cox
Rotet? - An Investigation, Geoffrey M. Hudson
A Found Draft Letter, Charles H Bogart
HMS RESOURCE - The Royal Navy's First Purpose-Built Repair Ship, Dr Richard Osborne
Admiralty Lifting Craft - Part 3, Dave Sowdon
Note to Subscribers: Warships 172 was mailed out in late-April 2013.