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The authoritative magazine of the history of engine-powered vessels and the legacy of man's journey on the world's seas and waterways.

In this issue:

  • The Empress of Britain
  • Sagafjord to Alaska
  • Modeling Queen Mary 2
  • Kate McCue’s Journey to the Bridge
  • Ship Research: The Basics



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Chapter News


Delaware Valley Chapter News

The Delaware Valley Chapter meets at The Independence Seaport Museum at Penn's Landing on the Delaware River. Membership is $15 for one year. Contact Chapter Chairman Steve Loveless at slloveless1959@gmail.com or 215-495-8889 for more details or if you are interested in joining. Click here for a copy of the Delaware Valley Chapter’s most recent newsletter.

Golden Gate Chapter News

Chapter dues for 2018 remain at $6 in United States and $9 for foreign addresses and includes six chapter meetings and field trips each year and an 8-page newsletter mailed every two months. For more information, call chapter President Norman Freitag at 510-276-7520.

Southern California Chapter News

The SoCal Chapter was honored and delighted to hold the August 5 member’s meeting at the San Diego home of Terry and Mary Pat Tilton. Terry presented his vast collection of brass builder’s plates, engine room plates and more in a slide show titled “Ships We Forgot to Remember.”

The chapter’s November social meeting, the annual semi-formal tea, will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, aboard the RMS Queen Mary in the Verandah Grill, located on Sun Deck. Please note the revised location for this holiday event. Suitable to the November Tea, the presentation will be “Finale for a Queen,” presented by Mark Perry. “Finale for a Queen” is a professionally produced documentary using images from the ship's final voyage.

The SoCal Chapter is looking for a volunteer to take the chapter into the digital universe of social media. Duties would include establishing and moderating various social media venues, as well as coordinating with chapter officers and the Ocean Times. If interested please contact Bruce Vancil at steamer@pacbell.net.

The October issue of the Ocean Times, the Journal of the Southern California Chapter, includes “The Tug Estelle,” “Andria and Alastia - Cunard’s Forgotten Beauties,” “Sea Breezes Magazine - 98 Years Old and Still Going Strong,” “Ships 101: LPG Carriers,” and much more. If you would like to receive an email copy of the Ocean Times, please consider joining the SoCal Chapter. Send your request to sshsaoceantimes@icloud.com.

SSHSA Local Chapters

Delaware Valley Chapter
Contact: Steve Loveless, Chairman
Email: slloveless1959@gmail.com

Golden Gate Chapter
Contact: Norman Freitag, President
Email: njfreitag@mail.com

Southern California Chapter
Contact: Bruce Vancil, Chairman
Email: steamer@pacbell.net

Southern New England Chapter
Contact: Barry Eager, Chairman
Email: bweager@yahoo.com



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