Lady Cox Crossed the Bar

We have learned with deep regret that Anne, Lady Cox, widow of TCA’s first President, Vice Admiral Sir John Cox, Crossed the Bar on 11th November peacefully, in Salisbury, with members of her family. Anne Folkestone (née Garden Seth-Smith) married Commander John Cox in 1962. They had a son and daughter; John and Alexandra. Lady Anne has two sons from her first marriage. Left to Right: An … Read More »

DASHPOT Fall 105

Look up the latest edition of DASHPOT, [Fall 105] the newsletter of the USN Association of Minemen, in the Further Information Section for four articles of special interest to TCA: Page 6 - An account of the attack on British ships by keg mines during the American War of Independence in 1777 Page 12 - Report on a Russian Airborne ASW exercise which included minelaying by aircraft in Primorye (Fa … Read More »


PAXMAN of Colchester, manufacturer of Deltic engines is to close with loss of over 100 jobs. German parent company MAN is rationalising its manufacturing capacity across Europe. … Read More »


Author Mark Hankin is writing a novel set in 1988 which features HMS Nurton in her deployment to Brighton in October of that year to protect the Conservative Party Conference from seaward attack. He would like to contact any member of that crew for background detail. Please e-mail him at Enable JavaScript to view protected content.Read More »

Annual Service of Remembrance 2020

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The Royal British Legion has advised that owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and in light of the risks posed, whilst the Annual Service of Remembrance at The Cenotaph will still take place, but that neither veteran participation through the March Past nor public spectators will be possible this year. A small but significant service will be held at the Cenotaph and televised on BBC One. … Read More »

Greek Navy Minehunter HS Kallisto Cut in Two after Colliding With Container Ship

Greek Navy Minehunter HS Kallisto Cut in Two after Colliding With Container Ship image

The Greek Hellenic Navy minehunter HS Kallisto (M63) was cut in two after colliding with a container ship off the Greek port of Piraeus early on Tuesday. “On Tuesday, October 27, 2020 and around 07:30 in the sea area of the Saronic Gulf, a merchant ship collided with Kallisto. The Navy undertakes all the necessary actions to deal with the incident,” said a Hellenic Navy statement. According t … Read More »

Membership Details

In order to more fully comply with GDPR, contact details of members joining and leaving TCA will no longer be published, If you wish to contact a former shipmate you can request this information from the Membership Secretary who will obtain permission from the member concerned. … Read More »

TCA Standard at Funerals

With limits on numbers attending, this is not currently possible but it would be prudent if members would let their next of kin know that they would like to have the standard paraded. One more thing for the check list and could save some hasty last-minute phone calls. … Read More »