The First Fifty Years

By R. C. Anderson, published February 1961


This review by one of the founders of the Society of its achievements in the first fifty years is a proud catalogue of great deeds. The preservation of HMS Victory, the establishment of the National Maritime Museum and the Victory Museum in Portsmouth were the most visible evidences. There were occasional publications, annual lectures and the recording of the lines and equipment of small craft of the British Isles. A ‘Twenty-first Birthday Book’ of thirty-two essays by specialists was intended for 1932 but was not completed. The production of a Nautical Dictionary is underway but not yet completed. The article concludes that ‘The Mariner’s Mirror has been a success from the first and there is every reason to expect it to remain so for another 50 years and probably much longer’.

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