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Victoria Branch Newsletter  

One of the benefits of membership of the the Victorian Branch of the World Ship Society is receiving the monthly newsletter. Members can either have a b&w hardcopy posted to them or receive an electronic copy as a full colour PDF file via email.

A major section of each Newsletter is Around the Ports which looks at recent ships visiting the Victorian ports of Melbourne, Geelong, Hastings and Portland. The aim of Around the Ports is to provide details, and usually a photo, of each ship visiting the ports for the first time.

Below are the front covers for the last 6 month's copies of the Newsletter with a summary of the articles in each. A full size PDF of each front cover may be viewed by clicking on the picture.

December 2019
  • MSC Rita Latest to be ‘Largest Up-river’
  • President's Report
  • Around the Ports of Melbourne, Geelong, Portland, Hastings
      Container ships, Tankers, Bulk carriers, General cargo ships.
  • Jack Up Drilling Rig, Noble Tom Prosser.
  • Eckert Oldendorff – current and former.
  • Bound to War (Empress of Canada, Melbourne 1942)
  • Yarra River Memories Takushio Maru.
November2019
  • Welcome to Bass Strait, AAL Newcastle
  • President's Report
  • List of Cruise Ships in Melbourne October 2019 to April 2020
  • A Christmas Tragedy s.s Coogee 1903.
  • Yarra River Memories Messiniaki Anagennisis.
  • Around the Ports of Melbourne, Geelong, Portland, Hastings
      Container ships, Tankers, Bulk carriers, General cargo ships.
  • Tugs, Barges & Dredgers arrive at PoM.
  • The ‘Thunderbox Incident’.
  • What’s In A Name?
October2019
  • A Story With a Solid Foundation CSL Reliance
  • President's Report
  • VALE: Betty Cromb
  • Around the Ports of Melbourne, Geelong, Portland, Hastings
      Container ships, Tankers, Bulk carriers, General cargo ships.
  • FFG 05 HMAS Melbourne III. Her last visit to her name city.
  • Ships of Yesteryear. s.s.Flinders Bay.
  • Yarra River Memories Pristina.
September2019
  • It’s going to get windy (windfarm components)
  • President's Report
  • VALE: Colin Jones & Tom Stevens
  • Cataraqui, Australia’s Titanic
  • Goodbye Stadacona
  • The Night We Lost Our Bow
  • Yarra River Memories Duke Star
  • Around the Ports of Melbourne, Geelong, Portland, Hastings
      Container ships, Tankers, Bulk carriers,
      General cargo, Car Carriers
  • Sanko Line, Goodbye
August 2019
  • The Golden Greeks Part 3 (Livanos)
  • President's Report
  • New ships for Adventure-Expedition Cruising
  • Records tumble in PoM
      MSC Elma largest deadweight & gross tonnages
      Maersk Skarstind largest teu
  • Yarra River Memories Contship Germany
  • Around the Ports of Melbourne, Geelong, Portland, Hastings
      Container ships, Tankers, Bulk carriers,
      General cargo, Car Carriers
  • Unexpected passengers (stowaways 1963)
  • The Gallery
July 2019
  • Onassis, Niarchos, Livanos
  • President's Report
  • The Golden Greeks Part 2 (Niarchos)
  • Arrival of Orcades, Melbourne, 11 January 1949
  • Around the Ports of Melbourne, Geelong, Portland, Hastings
      Container ships, Tankers, Bulk carriers,
      General cargo, Car Carriers
  • Yarra River Memories Nedlloyd Kyoto,