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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.

March 2019
  • Nauru Shipping Part 1
  • New ships for Toll Transport P/L
  • President's Report
  • Tasmanian Achiever II
  • Small-pox at Portsea Quarantine Station 1891
  • Around the Ports
  • Cruise ships, Container ships, Tankers
  • Bulk carriers, General cargo, Car carriers
  • Yarra River Memories Young Star
  • Photographed in Singapore: King Darwin, Conti Darwin & Charles Darwin
February 2019
  • TSH Dredger Brisbane
  • President's Report
  • A Warship to Protect Victoria 1856
  • Around the Ports
  • Cruise ships, Container ships, Tankers
  • Bulk carriers, General cargo
  • Luxury motor yachts, Car carriers
  • Yarra River Memories Yuen Chau
January 2019
  • Dredger Fitzroy
  • President's Report
  • New vessels for Australian Border Force
  • Dredgers Amity, John Oxley
  • City of Adelaide (ex Carrick) Now in Adelaide
  • Around the Ports
  • Yarra River Memories Vishva Nandini
December 2018
  • Suezmax tankers Maran Helen, MaranHomer
  • President's Report
  • s.s. Orontes
  • The largest ship in the world (contd.)
  • sts Eagle
  • Around the Ports
  • Yarra River Memories Sydney Express
November 2018
  • Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
  • President's Report
  • True story of a corroded vessel
  • The largest ship in the world
  • HMAS Choules
  • HMAS Warramunga
  • sts Danmark
  • Around the Ports
  • Yarra River Memories Pella
October 2018
  • OOCL Seoul
  • It's a Big One 322m LOA, 8,063 teu
  • President's Report
  • Dredgers A M Vella, Tommy Norton,
  • April Hamer, Kalimna, Pelican
  • sts Amerigo Vespucci
  • Around the Ports
  • Yarra River Memories Arawa Bay