Calendar
Mar
18
Thu
2021
Sir William White and HMS Powerful – Dr Scott Lindgren
Mar 18 @ 12:30

The launching of the Russian armoured cruiser Rurik in 1890 presented a new threat to British global trade.  In response, William White designed two ‘Powerful’ class cruisers.  Often derided as white elephants, this talk illustrates that they were actually formidable vessels based on sound strategic thinking and design practice.

Apr
15
Thu
2021
175 Years of the Cunard Line – David Hearn
Apr 15 @ 12:30

This talk looks at the first 175 years of the Cunard Line, its triumphs and disasters.

May
20
Thu
2021
Dancy’s Leap – The story of the Flying Enterprise’s sinking in January 1952 – Keith Hick
May 20 @ 12:30

En-route from Germany to the USA, the Flying Enterprise’s dramatic plight and the bravery of her Master, Captain Carlsen and the First Mate of the rescue tug Turmoil, Kenneth Dancy, gripped the British nation which was unaware of the top secret cargo the vessel was carrying.