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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Yacht Maybird and Fred Shepherd
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ir; I am a historical researcher, was born in Southampton on 8 June, 1869 National Maritime Museum in 1976 by
carrying out some work for a client and died in King’s Somborne, Hampshire his nephew, J H Nancarrow.
into the history of his yacht, Maybird. on 28 December, 1969. I am also keen to trace any living
This vessel is a 43ft Fred Shepherd- designed I am trying to find any information descendants of Fred Shepherd and wonder
gaff rigged, canoe stern ketch, built in 1937 about the design of Maybird, including if your members may be able to help.
at Tyrrells yard in Arklow. images of her or Fred Shepherd. In
Fred Shepherd was a member of RINA. I addition, I believe he kept a diary, some Hannah Cunliffe
am not sure the dates of membership but he extracts of which were donated to the www.researchthepast.com
An historic vessel for restoration Lines plan for clinker-
built wooden lifeboats
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ir: We are interested in finding I would be grateful for members’
an historic ship that either needs assistance in finding such a vessel.
renovation or needs finance. The
plan would be to exhibit the vessel in John – GIBS
Gibraltar. john@gibraltarboatshow.com S
ir; I am preparing an article on the
construction and repair of early
20th Century clinker-built wooden
lifeboats. If any member has a Lines Plan for
one of these craft, I would be both delighted
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and most grateful if a copy could be made
available.

David F. Hutchings MRINA
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tudent Members looking for Where space permits, these requests Senior Technical Librarian
work exp er ienc e t hroug h will be published in RINA Affairs. BAE Systems Surface Ships Portsmouth
internships may write to the Requests may also be posted on the Limited
Chief Executive at hq@rina.org.uk Careers section of the website. david.hutchings@bvtsurfacefleet.com
INSTITUTIoN To SUpporT
SUSTaINablE SHIppING awardS
The Institution is again supporting the Sustainable Shipping Awards, which will recognise the diversity and breadth of the work that is
occurring to change and improve the environmental record of shipping. The 2010 Awards will not only recognise technology, but
also design, operation, initiatives, collaborations and projects.
The Award categories will be Marine Environmental Protection, Clean Air, Environmental Awareness, Sustainable Shipping Operator,
Environmental Technology and Green Initiative, and will be judged by an internationally recognised panel drawn from the shipping
and wider environmental community. The Awards will be presented at the Cumberland Hotel, London on 24 June 2010.
Further details of the Sustainable Shipping Awards can be found at www.sustainableshipping.com/events
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