We are now able to welcome branch members wherever you are ~ if you are local to Dorset ~ if you are elsewhere in the UK ~ in fact, anywhere worldwide. This has been made possible by our commitment to hybrid meetings ~ our face-to-face Dorset branch meetings are shared simultaneously via Zoom. For only £20 a year we aim to provide nine events ~ all you need to do is ensure we have a record of your name & email address ~ and donate £20. 

F i r s t l y  ...
Register your details with our Branch Secretary
Please send your email to so that we have
Your name ~ your email address ~ and your intention to make a donation

S e c o n d l y  … 
Donation details for bank transfers & payments to WSS-Dorset
Bank: Santander Bank
Account Name: World Ship Society Dorset Branch
Account Number: 44601801
Sort Code:    09-01-52
IBAN: GB44ABBY09015244601801 (maybe required for international transfers)
Please include your surname in the “reference” field
Cheques to: K.R.Dagnall, 59 Mountfield, Hythe, Southampton,  SO45 5AQ 
Cheques payable to: World Ship Society Dorset Branch


Thank-you in advance for becoming a WSS Dorset Branch Member & ~Ships~Dorset-Supporter~

If you have any queries ~ please contact our Branch Secretary via


The Dorset Branch of the World Ship Society is a community interest group enabling like-minded enthusiasts to meet and host speakers on ships, shipping and maritime history topics. The branch is an unincorporated club akin to an unregistered charity. Funds to cover legitimate branch running costs are raised by attracting donations from branch members, often referred to as annual subscription. To oversee the running of the branch and responsible management of club funds a committee includes a chairperson, a secretary and treasurer. The branch also operates as Ships Dorset to promote activity, for social media and website.