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British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of over 85,000 historic films to its Youtube channel.   This includes high definition footage featuring Massey Shaw's official launch and trials in 1935. Naturally the Society is over the moon about this, as previously footage had to be purchased so...

Lambeth River Fire Station hosted the Massey Shaw open day last weekend.   The event, a double celebration of Massey Shaw's history, was organised in conjunction with the Massey Shaw and Marine Vessels Preservation Society and commemorated 80 years of the Massey Shaw being commissioned and 75...

We are pleased to have Bryan Jones on board who is part of the Fire Cadets and has agreed to take some photos en route to Ramsgate and Dunkirk.   His photos and others from crew/visitors have been published in our event gallery. Please click on a day to...

To help some of the keen followers of Massey Shaw track our progress across the channel we have offered a simple mapping interface to show Massey's location using MarineTraffic.com   View the map below to see where Massey is currently located and follow her progress. You can also...

The original clock from Massey has been returned after nearly 75 years separated from the ship after an interesting tale of events.   The clock was apparently removed from the ship by an Army Serviceman who had been rescued by the crew of Massey Shaw during Operation...

A historic London fireboat that rescued hundreds of soldiers at Dunkirk, saved St Paul's during the Blitz and which even played a secret part in the founding of the National Health Service is to be restored to its former glory. In the early 1900s, the River...