The Survey Ships Association is now in its twenty fifth year (starting originally as the "H"Boat Association) and boasts a membership of over one hundred and fifty.


The Object of the Association is to perpetuate the "Esprit de Corps" and comradeship amongst past and present Ships Companies of all Royal Navy Survey Ships.

Membership - Grades and eligibility

Full Membership:

Open to all serving and retired, past and present Ships' Companies of any Royal Navy Survey Ship (Including NAAFI Managers and Laundry Crew)

Associate Membership:

(Numbers will be restricted to a limited Percentage) Open to any person who has served on, or with, any Royal Navy Survey Ship when in a support role ie Capt "H" Staff, Decca Engineers, MCM Squadron Staff, Medical Staff (Falklands) etc.

Honorary Membership:

Open to any person who was repatriated to the UK via Montevideo on HM Ships Hecla, Hydra or Herald during the Falklands conflict of 1982.

To view the present lists of members and ships, click the link:


Members - Ship List


Members - A - Z



For further details and a Membership Application Form send a SAE or contact:-


Mr. J.Erskine (SSA)
17 Eliza Mackenzie Court,
Lindisfarne Close

Tel (023) 9232 4795

or  E-mail

 or Download

Membership Application Form


Standing Order Mandate