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Welcome to Shipmates Ahoy!

A black and white photo of a merchant navy steam ship

Hello! and a warm welcome to Shipmates Ahoy! the site for all with nautical interests whether on the rolling seas or the calm of a tree lined canal.

I am Roger and having had a seagoing career and 'swallowed the anchor' I initially set up this website as a means of seafarers keeping in touch with their shipmates.

However there are many marine groups who like to keep in touch with their friends, such as holiday cruisers, narrow-boaters and yachtsmen who will find plenty of things to see within the site which is constantly evolving. Most of the action happens in the forum or click on any category of your choice above.

This extract from a song really sums up the life at sea I so fondly remember.

"I must go down to the seas again,
To the lonely sea and sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship
And a star to steer her by..."

"And all I ask is a merry yarn
From a laughing fellow rover,
And a quiet sleep
And a sweet dream
When the long trick is over."

'Sea Fever' by John Masefield

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