North East England Outport

About this Outport

The North East Outport of the HCMM cover an area extending from the Wash to the Scottish border and to the Pennines in the West.

The Outport holds business meetings 4 times each year on the 3rd Monday of February, April, June and October. These meetings take place as follows:- February and April in York whilst the June and October meetings alternate between Hull and Newcastle on an annual basis. Each meeting is followed by a luncheon to which guests are invited, at which there is normally a guest speaker. In addition we hold a Christmas Luncheon on the 1st Tuesday in December in York at the Merchant Taylors Hall. We are joined by the current Master of the HCMM along with members of other Outports.

Outport Honorary Secretary for NE England

Outport Honorary Secretary for NE England

Captain Martyn James


We are an active Outport with representation on each of the Standing Committees of the HCMM as well as a number of members elected to the Court of Assistants.

Chairman – Captain Paul Harrington
Vice-Chair – Captain Matt Finn
Treasurer – Captain Mike Lacey

The Outport actively supports a number of Sea Cadet units in line with the Company’s commitment to Charitable work.

We are a friendly bunch up here in the NE, any member of the HCMM is welcome to attend our meetings, and members and guests are welcome to the luncheon afterwards.  During the luncheons we usually have speaker, each one from a different marine background with some very interesting topics – plus the food is always good.

A note from the Chairman of the NE outport

Social Events

Our remaining events for 2020 are as follows, although these are alluded to in the description:

Monday 19th October – Business Meeting & AGM, Trinity House Hull, 1100
Tuesday 1st December – Christmas Luncheon, Merchant Taylors Hall York, 1300