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Master Mariners Sea Pie Supper

On the 17th February 1928 a number of like-minded Master Mariners met in the Staff Dining Room of the old Royal Mail Steam Packet Company's office at Southampton. Thus, was founded: the 'Southampton Master Mariners Club' or the Cachalots in shorthand (www.cachalots.org.uk). 92 years on they, like us, still exist to form and contribute to the wide range of maritime institutions that reflect the proud and successful longevity of Southampton's maritime history.

Once again 10 of us met with some 400 other members of Southampton's maritime industries and their guests to celebrate the Cachalots annual Sea Pie Supper at St Mary's Football Stadium. As you can see from the accompanying photograph, a good time was had by all.

This year’s Principal Speaker was Dr Stephen Payne OBE. During an illustrious and successful career, he was, as Director of Project Management for Carnival Corporation, responsible for the construction of the Queen Mary 2. His talk provided us with an interesting insight of some of the challenges he faced whilst managing this project in the St Nazaire shipyards in France. He had been inspired as a 5-year-old boy to one day become a naval architect by standing on the banks of Southampton Water watching the original 'Queens' of the oceans proudly arriving and departing.

This photograph is kindly provided by our Centenary Year President elect. Nick Brewer, who took it on Calshot beach with a telephoto lens. During Dr Payne's speech he stated that he regretted that he had been required to reduce the height of the iconic 'Queen's' funnel design in order to enable her to pass under a bridge in Philadelphia at high water. I guess that you, my readers, are not naval architects but would you have guessed that by looking at this photograph?! Finally, you will see in the foreground a young boy gazing wistfully at the gracious behemoth of the oceans. One of this generation’s future naval architects maybe?

George Angas

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Centenary 2012

Our aims for Centenary Year

  Re-energise the principle upon which our Society was formed back in 1921.
  Improve relations with the Port and the Shipping lines.
  Provide a thoroughly enjoyable golfing season on a selection of top quality courses.
  Arrange a Flagship Event at a premier golfing venue.
  Organise a special event, possibly away from a golfing venue where in a social and celebratory style we can toast our first 100 years - or maybe a golfing trip to play courses associated with the Society's history.

Planned activities (provisional at this stage):

Golf:
  Stoneham
  Brokenhurst
  Hankley Common
  Royal Winchester
  Blackmoor
  Hindhead

Social:
Celebratory Social Function with spouses. 

Please let your Committee know, through me, any thoughts that you might have on celebrating this momentous year in the Society's history!

Nick Brewer

 Centenary  

Fixtures 2020    
11 May -  Barton on Sea 17 June - Bramshaw 16 July - Worplesdon
4 August - North Hants 18 September - Hamptworth 14 October - Hockley

Fixtures 2021- Centenary Year
 
13 May - Stoneham 17 June - Brokenhurst Manor 20 July - Hankley Common
16 August - Royal Winchester 15 September - Blackmoor 14 October - Hindhead
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