Monthly Archives: October 2008

Anchors Must Evolve

Lloyds List – Friday 24 October 2008 ACOUPLE of hundred years ago, ships were frequently blown out of their anchorages on to a lee shore and lost in violent weather. The truth was that the old anchors were not that … Continue reading

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A Principled View of Navigation

Michael Grey – Lloyds List 27 0ctober 2008  MORE than half a century ago, I had been accepted as an apprentice with a celebrated British shipping company. My career had been decided. The indentures, with their archaic language about “not frequenting … Continue reading

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Warsash Graduates

 The committee of the Warsash Association have undertaken a project to revitalize interest in the Association.   To do this they plan to:– 1) overhaul our web-site at www.allhandsonline.co.uk  2) re-establish contact with Warsash graduates around the world.   The first objective is partially … Continue reading

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New book by member Captain Barry Thompson

Unfortunately this book is now out of print – May 2019 First published 2008 by The Bush Press for the author, this hardback book of 350 pages has 14 illustrations, and 14 line drawings of ships. It contains an extensive … Continue reading

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War Memorial Arboretum

Recently Captain Barry Thompson, Deputy Warden of the Auckland Branch, visited the memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, north east of Birmingham The maritime section of the arboretum is a wood planted with oaks: one tree for every Allied ship lost in WW2. … Continue reading

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