A history of the SS Uganda
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A history of the SS Nevasa
How to order your copy of the SS Uganda book or SS Nevasa book
Contact the SS Uganda Trust
Links to other sites
Since its formation the Trust has also sponsored maritime heritage projects.
The Trust was inaugurated on the 27th March 1993 and since then its biggest success has been writing and publishing a book about the SS Uganda which was launched aboard P&O's Oriana in Southampton on the 15th November 1998. Following the successful completion of this project, the Trust started work on a book about the SS Nevasa which was published in 2009.
The donations made by the Trust since formation are summarised below:
|Financial year||Donations to children and young people||Donations to maritime heritage|
|1993/4||£686 towards a voyage with Discovery Cruises Ltd., £250 towards a voyage with the Astrid Trust||-|
|1994/5||£250 towards a voyage with the Sail Training Association||-|
|1995/6||£550 towards voyages with the Sail Training Association||£1,000 towards major repairs to the Steam Tug Portwey|
|1996/7||£200 towards voyages with the Sail Training Association||-|
|1997/8||£100 towards a voyage with the Sea Cadets, £250 towards a voyage with the Jubilee Trust||-|
|1998/9||£100 towards a gap year project in Southern India||-|
|1999/2000||£200 towards voyages with the Sail Training Association, £250 towards a voyage with the Ocean Youth trust, £350 towards gap year projects in Uganda||£500 towards the Millennium rebuild for Paddle Steamer Waverley|
|2000/1||£30 towards a voyage with the Sea Cadets||-|
|2001/2||£2,000 to the Cirdan Sailing Trust towards the purchase of heavy weather gear for children who sail on the Queen Galadriel||-|
|2002/3||£2,000 to the East Coast Sail Trust towards engine and fore hatch repairs for the Thalatta that provides sea training for young people||-|
|2003/4||£2,000 to the Swan Trust to fund life jackets for young people who sail on the Swan||£250 to the Argyll and Bute Building Preservation Trust towards the relocation of a statue of Sir William Mackinnon, the founder of the British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd., to his home town Campbeltown|
|2004/5||£2,000 to the Glaciere Diving & Sailing School towards the purchase of life saving equipment for young people who sail on the Glaciere||-|
|2005/6||£1,000 to the East Coast Sail Trust towards a major refit of the Thalatta that provides sea training for young people||-|
|2006/7||£500 to the Glaciere Diving & Sailing School towards the purchase of a set of sails for the Glaciere||-|
|2007/8||£1,000 to the 3rd/5th Lancing Sea Scouts toards a new boat, and a further £950 to Around and Around towards life rafts and life jackets for the Lively Lady||-|
|2008/9||£950 to Ocean Youth Trust South towards an EPIRB and a Jonbuoy||-|
|2010/11||£1,500 to the East Coast Sail Trust towards a refit of Thalatta||£1,500 to the Solent Packet Company towards a refit of Shieldhall|
|2011/12||£1,500 to Around and Around towards facilities on the Lively Lady||-|
|2012/13||£1,000 to Stem to Stern towards building a traditional dinghy for children in the Woodbridge area||-|
The Trust, which has no employees, is run by a group of Trustees: Marion Browning (Secretary), Alan Cullen (Treasurer), Eileen Dixon and Clive Horton (Acting Chairman). Sadly our Chairman, Barrie Sanderson, passed away in December 2012 after a brief illness. Our thoughts are with his family and he will be missed by his many maritime contacts and former shipmates.
We would be happy to receive applications for sponsorship from organisations helping children and young people, and from maritime heritage groups. We would also like to make contact with those who remember the SS Uganda, whether you are a former passenger, member of the crew, shore staff, builder, repairer, designer, inspector, agent, supplier, port worker, ...