President - Commodore R W Warwick OBE Rtd, Cunard Line.
Welcome to the website of the Bristol Shiplovers Society.  We have a broadly based membership united by a love of ships and the sea past and present.  Our interests include the Royal and Merchant Navies, inland waterways, and in fact anything water or shipping related. We also have occasional meetings on other topics, such as railways and aviation. 


When Bristol was still a deep sea trading port.  MV 'Fenja Dan' and tug 'John King' approaching the Horseshoe Bend on the River Avon, May 1961.  (Photo: Society member Peggy Williams)

We meet on Monday evenings twice a month from September to December and late February to May, for talks by guest speakers.  In the summer there are also visits to places of interest.

Membership subscription is 16 per year, or 26 for couples. Meetings are friendly and informal and visitors are very welcome admission 3 per head. For our programme of meetings and events see the 'Programme' page.  

We look forward to welcoming you!

See our 'Notice Board' page for latest Announcements and News.

Website last updated:  14th February 2018  


The Society is grateful to Kate Mennell for 'building' this website

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