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(1885 - 1968)

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Last Update: 15 November 2018

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There is a Facebook Group called ‘Training Ship Mercury’ which is primarily designed for members to ask questions, discuss topics, etc. It is not a replacement for either this website, use of email or use of post.


Because it is a Facebook Group it is a private community and requires an administrator (currently the Membership Secretary, Richard Briggs) to allow access. Please contact him on Facebook (via the Training Ship Mercury Group) or via email on




Training Ship Mercury on Facebook

Hamble Village Magazine

To tie in with the events in Hamble during the weekend of our final reunion in September 2018, Hamble Village ran a series of articles about TS Mercury in their monthly magazine. These were written by Snowy White, our magazine editor and historian. You can find these listed here. The first article was in the May edition.  







Some years ago John Dawkins, an artist, painted a picture of HMS Gannet in RN service. To see a thumbnail please click here. Several members of the association have already purchased prints. Although various sizes are available, for an A3 print the price is £55-00 plus P&P. If you are interested please contact John direct on or at ‘Greenways’, Chediston Green, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 0BB. He also has a website,, where you can see other examples of his work (the Gannet picture does not feature).






HMS Gannet Painting

Our historian 'Snowy' White will give a talk to the Warsash Local History Society at the Warsash Victory Hall on 6th February 2019. This will be accompanied by a Mercury photo display at the Warsash Heritage Centre in Shore Road.





TS Mercury Talk - Warsash, 6th February 2019

Data Protection Policy

In the light of recent changes to Data Protection regulations in the UK we have felt it appropriate to clearly state what data we hold and what it is used for. Please read our Data Protection Policy. A copy has also been sent to all members on email. If you have any questions please contact a committee member.