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Post Number:#281  PostPosted: 19 Apr 2010 03:51 
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Stunning picture of bright colors.

I love the Preussen. Beautiful ship.

Where do you find your pictures? They are all beautiful.



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Post Number:#282  PostPosted: 19 Apr 2010 14:07 
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Hi Angel,
In answer to your question as to where do I get my pictures from; the answer is from other people mainly and from old books and magazines . The bulk of my postcards, which constitute about 60% of my pictures, were given by an old friend , people who have viewed the site have also sent me pictures, but my old books and magazines provide the rest,and there are plenty more than I have already shown,so watch this space,
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I watch this thread and your writing thread every day. I've really enjoyed them both. Even if I don't post to them everyday I still look and read. Thanks for the great history and stories. :wave;



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This is a Charles Dixon study of the Golden age of yachting,here he shows the suare rigger Valhalla in the Cowes Roadsmin the Isle of Wight at the start of the 1899 Royal regatta. Such a sight would never be seen again as the Victorian age drew to a close,
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That is just stunning!



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when i see sailing ships, i try compare the term "hard work" to the ships of today :scratchhead: had to be pretty! tough



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This is one of the earliest photographs of the Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth.She is shown leaving Clydebank in 1940 to begin her inauspiscious maiden voyage. Cloaked in wartime grey she is starting life as a troopship. What a magnificent future lay ahead noone could foresee,even worse was her end,a burnt out wreck in Hong Kong harbour. Her story would make a very good novel,
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It is like looking through Georgian wired security glass but there is no mistaking the scene.
Oh for a time machine to whisk us off to that merry past,when the world lay at our feet and the gates to the Orient were only fourteen days away. To be east of Suez ,just once more ,Paradise!!!!!!
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the QE just doesn't look the same in drab grey, does she?

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Oh for a time machine to whisk us off to that merry past
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P&O's 19,500 ton Viceroy of India , built for the Bombay service. She set new standards of luxury and power with her turbo -electric motors. This gracious liner was sunk by a German U- boat in 1942. The casualties were not published,anyone out there know?
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on Nov.11th 1942 The Viceroy Of India encountered the German U-boat U-407 30 miles north of Oran. She was torpedoed and sunk. Fortunately only four crew members were lost out of a total of 432 crew and 22 passengers. Survivors were picked up by the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Boadicea (H65).Viceroy of India



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Post Number:#292  PostPosted: 04 May 2010 03:08 
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I love the picture of Viceroy of India. What a beauty. That's amazing that only 4 of the crew were lost out of that many.



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Hi Brian.
Do you know what warship is in the background?.
Keep them coming mate , i really enjoy looking at them, my grand daughter loves them too.
Geoff :baby:



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it looks like the training ship in Portsmouth, can't remember the name off hand though. that's only from memory..

update#: HMS Impregnable, now/was RN training ship.. http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/h ... gnable.htm
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Looking at that old wooden wall astern of the Viceroy makes me think that this picture is another of Charles Dixons Thames study's. If my surmise is correct that ship astern would be the Arethusa and the Viceroy would be outward bound.
Now Angel, I can't think what picture is missing, I posted two pictures from the soviet archives,both by artists named Viktor and then I posted the Viceroy. Help me out here ,I'm puzzled. While you have a think,cast your eyes over this picture. It is possibly the oldest picture taken on board ship. It is of the 38 gun frigate Shannon which was built in 1806 and was scrapped in 1859, at the time that photography was just starting. The legend gives no information as to the nationality of the vessel,could be American, the uniforms seem to point in that direction,anyone know different?
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HMS Shannon was a 38-gun Leda class frigate of the Royal Navy. She was launched in 1806 and served in the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. She won a noteworthy naval victory on 1 June 1813, during the latter conflict, against the American Navy's USS Chesapeake.



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This ditty commerates the above battle
The Chesapeake and the Shannon

The Chesapeake so bold, out of Boston, I am told,
Came to take a British frigate neat and handy, O!
It allowed immigrants to lambast the critical events
that unfolded during the Kentucky resolutions, O!

Yankee doodle, Yankee doodle dandy, O!
The people of the port came out to see the sport,
With their music playing Yankee doodle dandy, O!

The British frigate's name, that for the purpose came
To tame the Yankee's courage neat and handy, O!
Was the Shannon, Captain Broke, with his crew all hearts of oak,
And in fighting, you must know, he was the dandy, O!

Yankee doodle, &c.

The fight had scarce began when the Yankees, with much fun,
Said, we'll tow her into Boston neat and handy, O!
And "I'll kalkilate" we'll dine, with our lasses drinking wine,
And we'll dance the jig of Yankee doodle dandy, O!

Yankee doodle, &c.

But they soon every one flinched from the gun,
Which at first they thought to use so neat and handy, O!
Brave Broke he waved his sword, crying, "Now, my lads, let's aboard,"
And we'll stop their playing Yankee doodle dandy, O!

Yankee doodle, &c.

He scarce had said the word, when they all jump'd on board,
And they hauled down the ensign neat and handy, O!
Notwithstanding all their brag, the glorious British flag
At the Yankees' mizzen-peak it looked the dandy, O!

Yankee doodle, &c.

Then here's to all true blue, both officers and crew,
Who tamed the Yankees' courage neat and handy, O!
And may it ever prove in battle, as in love,
The true British sailor is the dandy, O!

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Hey Sparks,
That was'nt just good,it was brilliant. You neer cease to amaze me with your knowledge,you and Reg Brewer could do a double act with the depth of knowledge you both have. A kind of Maritime brainstrust !
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I find it had to believe that this picture is 54 years old. It shows the Reina Del Mar leaving Liverpool on her maiden voyage. I can remember this day,she had a big send off and the Liverpool Echo carried the story and pictures the day after, a lovely sight,
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A lovely sight indeed Brian, I was on the Reina when she left Liverpool for the last time for her new home port of Southampton, she had been converted for cruising with the Logo TSL, travel savings LTD on her funnel and her hull was painted Union Castle lavender as they were running the 3 week cruises to the med and the islands, I think I did 4 of those cruises and initially it had a Liverpool based deck crowd and spanish catering and engine room ratings, as some of the lads left after each cruise they were replaced by lads from the Solent area, as far as I am aware she never came back to Liverpool. stan.


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