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As you know we still have one of our main engines in various bits and without it we're going nowhere! Now that we have an understanding of what work needs to be done, we're seeking sponsors for 6 'big end bearings' for the engine pistons....

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With a Christmas festivities now finished Massey’s volunteers have started to get things prepared for the New Year.   Work on getting the starboard engine back and running  is the priority, but we still have to make sure our other engines are working. With this in mind...

Even-though the festive season is upon us, our dedicated volunteers are continuing to visit Massey each week to continue tripping the engine and investigating the damage.   Colin Perry, Chief engineer along with his brother-in-law, Ray provided an update on progress;   " The water pump has been removed...

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On Saturday 14th October 2017 the volunteer crew of Massey Shaw set off from West India Dock and took her up river to use the Port of London Authority (PLA) drying out facility – known as Kew Grid – alongside Strand on the Green, opposite Oliver’s Island.

The story and heritage of Massey Shaw has been told many times over, but we are always seeking to engage with new audiences across the globe. We were contacted by Ireland's Military Story magazine, as they have put together a feature on Sir Eyre Massey Shaw,...