The WORLD SHIP SOCIETY is the premier organisation for ship enthusiasts. Here are some of the facilities available to members

        BRANCHES: Over fifty local groups worldwide!  Meetings, slideshows, competitions and visits to ships or places of maritime interest

        MARINE NEWS: 64 pages, colourful, well-illustrated, monthly magazine on merchant ships, naval ships & maritime matters.   As well as articles over ten thousand ships a year are notated – newly built, sold, as casualties or demolished.

        CENTRAL RECORD: For an SAE or IRC tap into this unique database of warships and merchant ships from the 1830s or earlier!

        PHOTO LIBRARY; A MAJOR collection of ship photos.  Prints are available at reasonable cost through regular Members’ Offers

        PUBLICATIONS:  Fifty WSS fleet lists & Specialist History books available to members at discount prices, several new titles annually

        MUTUAL INTERESTS SCHEME: Members can be put in touch with others who share the same interests

        WARSHIPS MAGAZINE: A great benefit to members this quarterly magazine hones in deep on naval matters for only 12 per four issues.

        STARKE/SCHELL REGISTERS Listing ships built worldwide by year these give invaluable details of ships and owners including the ultimate fates of each vessel.  Now available on disc too.

        LIBRARY & RESEARCH COLLECTION: The Society’s Library, Reading Room and Store in Kent (access by appointment) is a place where members can research or enjoy a mass of maritime material

        SOCIETY SHOP; The Members Mail Order Shop, which sells branded clothing. Magazine binders and a great range of useful maritime items

        SPECIAL EVENTS; Participate in Researchers’ Meetings, Annual Naval Meet & Quiz in Bristol & the A.G.M. and Dinner at a different location each year (with added shipping and social events).   Upcoming AGM: Kiel (2005).



For a free copy of the colourful magazine “Marine News” and details about membership - just send your name and address to:

WSS (Quaysides), 101 The Everglades, Hempstead, Gillingham,

 ME7 3PZ, UK