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Napoleonic Event at The Kymin - Sat 16- Sun 17 Apr 2016

posted 10 Apr 2016, 08:20 by Neil Stott   [ updated 10 Apr 2016, 13:50 ]

Jeff Cuff recommends this event at The Kymin - non Naval but there is a Nelsonian connection at the venue which Jeff has involvement with.

From Sara Szwer, the promoter;

"Please find attached a poster for our forthcoming free event at The Kymin.


If you could print and display I would be most grateful. This is a quality event that should be most enjoyable for all ages. There are home-made tea and cakes available both days.


Please get in touch if you have any queries."


Saturday-Monday only

Sara Szwer

Manager – The Kymin/Rheolwr-Y Kymin

National Trust/Ymddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol

Brecon Beacons & Monmouthshire/Bannau Brycheiniog & Sir Fynwy

Tel:01600 719241

October 1793 - the 'neutrality' of small States

posted 10 Apr 2016, 05:09 by Neil Stott

Interview with Chris Jones, Chair of HMS

posted 4 Apr 2016, 01:01 by Neil Stott   [ updated 4 Apr 2016, 01:06 ]

The Wars of Coalition - Frigates

posted 6 Mar 2016, 03:25 by Neil Stott   [ updated 6 Mar 2016, 03:38 ]

"The French ship Embuscade engaged HMS Boston 31st July 1793. Both of them were frigates and they highlighted the role of their ship type. Such frigates would become a mainstay of the era..."

Boat building and Fleet Review...

posted 21 Feb 2016, 08:30 by Neil Stott

The weekend of 19/20th March is to be a make and mend session - work to complete the outer hull of our new boat AKA 'Little Tich' and maintenance and survey of 'The Blue Launch' and 'Geoff's Fabulous Uncle Archie'
This will all happen at our top secret inland naval base in central England.
Cryptic, what?
Members who can make themselves available should contact Chris Jones 
Accommodation and victuals will be available , for a modest contribution, courtesy of The Miggins'

Armed Canoe

posted 23 Jan 2016, 12:43 by Neil Stott

Having built a replica of one of the more unusual WW2 raiding /reconnaisance craft - the Mark 8 Cockle Canoe - HMS has now moved to 'arm' it, albeit with an authentic-looking Vickers 'K' Gun (opp.)
This is a 'gas-firing' replica which will be mounted ahead of the new season.
Below is an image of a powered Cockle canoe variant, out in the Far East during WW2, with a Vickers K gun mounted.

Great War launch project latest

posted 15 Nov 2015, 10:35 by Neil Stott

'Little Titch' milestones

A short but sweet session on the boat ended with the ENGINE IN and the CAULKING FINISHED - the team being VERY pleased with those outcomes...
The engine is yet to be fully secured and commissioned, the decking purchased and the hull painted etc.

HMS Liverpool

posted 8 Nov 2015, 11:55 by Neil Stott   [ updated 11 Nov 2015, 14:19 ]

Well a hardy few made the best of wet and windy weekend in Liverpool, this being due to the (very) late cancellation of our scheduled event - 'Flag Down -The Surrender of the SHENANDOAH'  which was to have taken place within the docks but circumstances outside of HMS' influence dictated the outcome.

Tom and partner Mary, Jean , Bevan, Neil ,Rob, Lynne, Chris Ron  and Jen stayed over at The Nordic Church - not too far from the Historic Docks and Museums.

Following an impromptu architectural tour of the city (!) we took in the Walker Art Gallery - where, incidentally, the meaning of 'Art' was discussed and subsequently determined - and the 'Weeping Window' remembrance installation (left), which featured some of the ceramic poppies from last year's Tower exhibit.
We conducted the AGM and headed for home....

Lots to get involved in over the winter - watch this space.

HMS Subs

posted 27 Oct 2015, 14:07 by Neil Stott   [ updated 27 Oct 2015, 18:23 ]

HMS subscriptions being due

We have ongoing financial commitments - not least insurances that cover us at events as well as for our major assets, so do please bear this in mind.

A new form along with relevant addresses will be available on the HMS website page shortly:…/historicalmaritimesoci…/directory

Return to Trincomalee

posted 22 Oct 2015, 13:01 by Neil Stott

HMS is pleased and proud to be returning to Hartlepool this weekend (24th/25th) to put on a show at the historic dock.
This is our 2oth year as a society, with us having put on some of our first events aboard 'The Trinc.' back in the 1990's - and since

More to follow

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