You will find the back issues to the Callmates Newsletter on this page.
Why is the Newsletter called ‘Callmates’?
Before the days of public address (PA) systems aboard ships, every word passed was by word of mouth. The word was given to the Boatswain, who sounded “Call mates” to assemble his mates. As they drew near from different parts of the ship, they answered repeatedly with the same call. After receiving the word, they dispersed to pass the word at every hatch which is similar to what we are doing with the newsletter.
Issue 3 – January 2023
Issue 2 – November 2022
Issue 1 – September 2022