Martin Scott

Martin Scott
Marine Historian

Martin Scott was educated near the South Coast of England, which gave him a love of the sea. He started his naval carer with a 1 year cadetship at Warsash Maritime Academy 1959, followed by 10 years as a Deck Officer in the Royal Mail Lines. The company was the premier and oldest British company running to South America, North America and the Caribbean with passenger and cargo vessels. After this he spent 17 years (12 in Command) with Sealink passenger ferries running from the South Coast to Channel Iles and Cherbourg, then 2½ years Captain of James Sherwood's Orient Express cruise ferry running weekly service from Venice to Piraeus, Istanbul, Kusadasi, Patmos and Katakolon. It is the largest vessel to transit the Corinth canal. He then spent a season in command of government research vessel in the Arctic Ocean. For 12 years he commanded Holland America Line's Windstar Cruises, cruising Mediterranean, Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, Panama, Venezuela, Belize, Honduras, Mexico, Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia. He also spent 37 years on List 1 of the Royal Naval Reserve from Midshipman to Captain, serving on aircraft carriers, frigates, assault ships and minelayers, with many Amphibious Warfare exercises to Northern Norway, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Other facts about his history include: President Nautical Institute 2000-2002 Master, Honourable Company of Master Mariners 2007-2008 Younger Brother Trinity House Vice President Federation of Merchant Mariners Lifelong interest in British medals and decorations

1. The British Merchant Navy in the 1960's.

2. Sealink UK, The golden years of British ferries.

3. MV Orient Express, an early venture into cruise ferries.

4. 37 Years in the Royal Naval Reserve.

5. The City of London Livery Companies

6. Collecting British Medals and Decorations.

ExpertiseHistory - Maritime
Cruise Experience as Speaker/TutorNo Cruise Experience details provided.


History - Maritime