Our 2023 & 2024 PROGRAMME

is online as well as our Dorset venue

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14th October 2023 ~ Krispen’s Travels: Coming to America ~ with Krispen Atkinson ~ 

Krispen takes us to the United States and Canada – another exciting array of ships for us to enjoy.

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11th November 2023 ~ Bosphorus ferries and passenger ships seen in Istanbul ~ with Bill Mayes ~ 

Bill reviews the ferries through history – many UK built – and we enjoy a bonus collection of other passenger ships

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9th December 2023 ~ British Liners of the 1950s & ‘60s ~ with Bill Miller ~ 

Bill takes us back to the decades when Britain had the biggest passenger ship fleet in the world.

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13th January 2024 ~ The Merchant Navy in the Second World War ~ with David Parsons ~

An island nation at war with a near neighbour was critically dependant on it’s merchant shipping. 

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10th February 2024 ~ Sunset Falls on the Intercontinental Ocean-liner ~ with Ted Scull  ~

Ted recalls some of the ships that carried passengers across the world’s oceans & shares memories of voyages 

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9th March 2024 ~ An overview of the Haven Ports ~ with Derek Sands ~ 

Explore the locations, facilities, shipping and cargoes passing through this network of East Anglian ports

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13th April 2024 ~ Birger Jarl & Mariefred ~ with David Trevor-Jones ~ 

A 1950s Sweden-Finland deep-sea ferry and a 1900s Stockholm coastal ferry – enjoy two classic ships 

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11th May 2024 ~ Seven years at Sea in the Seventies ~ with Steve Pink ~ 

A brief career as a Navigating Officer – sixteen ships – a time of seismic changes in passenger and cargo shipping

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DOWNLOAD a PDF copy of our PROGRAMME BELOW

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WSS D 2023 Q 3 Promo
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To join our programme of online events via Zoom please contact ~SHIPS~DORSET~ via info@shipsdorset.org 

We are pleased to offer you a guest invitation to initial events without obligation

We encourage ongoing participants to become WSS branch members 

We look forward to you joining us

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Talks & Meetings on Ocean Liners, Cargo Ships, Ferries, Mariner's Memoirs, Paddle Steamers, Cruise Ships, Naval History, Ship Design, Maritime Memories and much more ~ enjoyed by ships & shipping enthusiasts ~ a community with common interests