Cobh Branch Ireland

World Ship Society



















Welcome to the website of the Cobh Branch of the World Ship Society.  Founded in 2005 the branch is a centre for exchange of information on all aspects of shipping worldwide.  The branch meets monthly in the winter months for presentations by experts on various aspects of shipping, during the summer months the branch makes a number of site visits to places of interest and visits ships in port.

The World Society was established in 1946 and has been responsible for providing outstanding member services ever since. The Society specialises in providing timely and historical information on ships world-wide and shipping company histories. Many books and monographs on various shipping companies have been published.  The Society has an extensive photograph collection (known as the W.S.P.L.), and provide members with research advice.  There are many, many divisions within the Society, each devoted to a particular aspect of shipping, such as the Naval division, or the Small Craft division. With members and branches world-wide, the World Ship Society provides service to thousands of ship enthusiasts and researchers.  The Society produces a monthly publication called "Marine News"


Click here to view the Branch Programme of Activities


For information about branch activity and membership contact

by email:                       the Branch Secretary

By Post:                         Mr Kevin Twomey

                                          50 Innishmore Park,


                                                        Co Cork