DETAILS OF UPCOMING TALKS & SPEAKERS

 

2.30pm, Saturday, February 12th 2022 

~ Krispen’s Travels to the Eastern Baltic ~ 
After our journey to the Far East in 2021 with Krispen … in 2022 we get to see a variety of Baltic shipping

The Baltic has a varied mix of ships, of all sizes and ages. Having undertaken a four-night mini cruise around the Gulf of Finland in late 2017, Krispen replicated the trip aboard the 1986-built ferry SPL Princess Anastasia in 2018 and 2019, taking in the ports of Helsinki, St Petersburg, Tallinn, and Stockholm. We will see and hear about interesting Baltic shipping – from Russian submarines and icebreakers to cruise ships, ferries, container ships and reefers. See Birka Stockholm, the vintage steamer Stockholm, Rosmortport icebreaker Semion Dezhnez and more.  

with Krispen Atkinson 

Krispen is a maritime consultant, and a director of The World Ship Society. He is a regular contributor to Ship’s Monthly and Marine News, with a passion for modern merchant shipping.

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2.30pm, Saturday, March 12th 2022 

~ Clyde built ships – Cardiff Class bulk carriers ~
A series of 30 ships built in the 1970s … each with deadweight tonnage over 26,000 … launched on the Clyde

Paul takes us on a journey to explore the series of 31 medium sized bulkers built between 1970 and 1981 originally for the Reardon Smith company but then taken up by other companies. We’ll see & hear about the Upper Clyde Yards and ships such as Vancouver City, Tacoma City, Cinchona and Dona Paz. It will be refreshing to see British-built ships.

with Paul Strathdee

Paul is an active member of WSS Firth of Clyde and a committed Clyde based shipping enthusiast with memories and photos of ships built on the Clyde from passenger liners to cargo shipping. Paul’s photographic library is as well respected as his speaking engagements!

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2.30pm, Saturday, April 9th 2022 

~ Shipping of Portland Harbour and Anchorages ~
An archive of 20 years … Boat-master Paul gets up close to Cruise Ships, RFAs, Tankers and Specialist Ships

Paul will be presenting images from his archives that spans 20 years of ships of all types from some of the biggest cruise liners  through to RFA, tankers and specialist ships that have been seen in Portland Harbour and approaches. As a Boat-master running out of Weymouth and Portland – this gives him a chance to get up close to some of the interesting ships that sail in and out of the area. We will see a wide variety of vessels … cruise ships from Prinsendam to Scarlet Lady and Iona … naval ships like HMS Exploit … Atlantic Enterprise operates as an offshore mothership & “floatel" … specialist cargo ship Indian Dawn … Trinity House’s Patricia … and many more - this event has something for everyone. 

 with Paul Dallaway 

Paul’s passenger / cargo / ferry background has included Union Castle, Townsend Thoresen and P&O Ferries. Combined with Paul’s speaker / presentation experience aboard Pride of Bilbao and his excellent photography (which regularly appears in Ships Monthly) - he will deliver an event we can look forward to.  

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2.30pm, Saturday, May 14th 2022 

~ 154 Days aboard 4 Post-War Liners ~
Nevasa, Edinburgh Castle, Pendennis Castle & Reina del Mar … ship facts, brochure graphics, images & stories

An educational cruise at age 15 in the late sixties led Steve to a brief career at sea in the seventies. Whilst sailing as a junior Navigating Officer aboard two passenger-cargo liners and a cruise ship by the age of 21 - little thought was given to a camera! So relying on personal recollections, borrowed images, research and a few ship facts - Steve tries to bring these four liners to life.   

with Steve Pink 

Steve is branch secretary and events organiser at WSS - Dorset and a member of the Ocean Liner Society. A Nautical Studies graduate with a background in passenger shipping, ferries and cruising - Steve also acts as editor & promoter for ~Ships~Dorset~ facebook group and website content. 

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