Shoreham-by-Sea and District, West Sussex, England
10 April 2001 : Volume 3 Issue 9
Mark Balsden is the Weapon Engineering Officer of HMS Shoreham, the modern Single Role Minehunter (SRMH) was built by Vosper Thornycroft (UK) Ltd, and launched at Southampton on 9 April 2001.
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Words of the Week
NOUN : 1. The land along the edge of an ocean, sea, lake, or river; a coast. 2. Land; country. Often used in the plural: “far from our native shores.” 3. Land as opposed to water: “a sailor with an assignment on shore.”
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English
shore, from Old English scora. sker-
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narrow lane (OE twicen)
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Poem of the Week
The Smugglers Song
through the ground sea shove!
For the beacon fails,
For the light once more!
Through the ground sea shove!
John Short 1839-1933
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first HMS Shoreham
Although the Royal Navy had been formed, I did not know for certain if the prefix HMS was used in 1693. However, it appears from the Shoreham Parish registers of 1695 it was in use for HMS Dunwich, for a seaman buried at sea.
Ref: "Ships & Mariners of Shoreham" by Henry Cheal.
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