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Post Number:#241  PostPosted: 26 Feb 2014 23:49 
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Up above we have a passenger list for the August 1931 sailing of the Accra,the painting was executed by E.Hamilton and it shows the ship in the Surf of the Gold Coast. The company made great use of the anchorage for over a hundred years,it is now in a country called Ghana and those great surf boats were still used for loading and unloading in the 60's when i was at sea.
The second picture is from an old magazine and shows another liner that will call at the same ports in Africa,but just look at the cost. Considering the weekly take home pay of worker in 1930 being approximately £5.oo,in todays money that would be approx. 7.5 weeks wages,or £15,00.oop . So it was quite expensive then.

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A table full of Dreams, pre-war travel brochures from the time that the world was one third covered in pink.I was a post war child and was aching to see the places that I had been told so much about.And here they are,holding out the fulfillment of my dreams. I did'nt go to Pago Pago or Bora Bora but I more than made up for it when I became a sailor; it was'nt the destinations that I loved,but the journeys. That peace that overcomes the stresses and strains as you cruise through those wine dark seas,away from the rat race,the News and its non stop negativity. All that mattered was that you had a comfy bunk,three squares a day and free time on a Sunday. The friendships that grow aboard ship are deep and lasting,that is why we are forever being happily surprised when we meet old shipmates from wayback.God Bless the Internet



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Post Number:#243  PostPosted: 28 Feb 2014 20:11 
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For tonights delectation I have chosen two posters from two companies that specialised in the the "Capricorn " area ,or the Pacicfic Rim, as they call it today. First we have the Blue Funnel Liner, she carried everything that Britain and Europe that was needed in those far flung corners of Empire. They were known as the "China Boats" to the men who sailed in them and before the 2nd World War they dominated the Far Eastern runs. A look at the destinations gives just a small idea of how widespread their liner service operated.They were the favourite form of travel for the colonials in Malaysia and China for they enjoyed the delights of 1st class accommodation and well appointed cabins. I am sure that the Liner is shown at anchor off Penang because that ferryboat looked like the one we used to go ashore in that lovely place. I remember getting the last ferry to our ship and the ferry was crowded with passengers and crew. The ferryman had a list of all those who had gone ashore and he knew that we were two men short. So, we had to sit and wait for them to arrive, the night was velvety black the heavenly canopy was strewn with stardust ,a beautiful night. We began to hear the strangulated strains
of pop song and two very unsteady crewmen staggered into view; it was the missing twosome. Little fat Oxo and his mate Big Taff. They lurched down the jetty and caught sight of the ferry boats,(There were 4 of them,all tied up together) They shuffled beneath an arc light and peered out into the darkness they caught sight of us and prepared to entertain everyone by doing a "spreader"(mooning) .Trousers down and cheeks pulled apart they excelled themselves. Their audience was international and numbered in the hundreds. The air was filled with cheers and screams and the tottering two then made their way across the other three ferries to us. When they climbed aboard they made for the wheel house where Oxo grabbed hold of the little chinese helmsman and threw him overboard, the Captain of the ferry made himself scarce and Big Taff took the wheel. Oxo had the captains cap on and he called out "Let go forrad,Let go aft, steer for Yokohama!!" At which point he slumped unconscious as did big Taff. The lads dragged him out of the way and,having fished the little chinaman out of the water, restored him to the wheel. We all thought that the terrible two had just kissed the Merchant Navy careers goodbye,well we reckoned without the the good old British sense of humour. One of the colonials stood as we made our way to the ship and he called upon the passengers to forgive the young mens high spirits and asked them not mention what had happened, to smooth their very ruffled feathers they had a great collection and nothing was ever mentioned to the Master or mates aboard the good ship Machaon.
The KPM also ran on the same routes as Blue Funnel but had as their specialist area the Dutch East Indies ,which is now Indonesia. They were one of the biggest companies in Holland but were out of favour with the newly formed Indonesian government after the 2nd World War,when the Dutch tried to re-colonise that country after the Japanese surrender. Europeans were quite often attacked by the natives in the period running up to the 60's,some of the worst offenders were the police. By and large the young British seamen sowed a lot of wild oats there and their memories will reflect that........I know mine do!
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The top poster is from late 19th century and was advertising the transatlantic shuttle service run by the Anchor Line.It shows the Devonia which was designed as an emigrant ship to take the hopeful passengers to a brave new world.
The lower picture is from a 1931 brochure for P.&.O. assuring passengers this "most popular and interesting route" that the fare included meals,bedding,table requisites, and baths.



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When I came across this Charles Dixon painting of HMS OPHIR returning from a Royal Tour in 1901 I did a double take for I have the book of Petty Officer Harry Price's Log. I bought it very many years ago and it's a wonderful piece of work,if you would like to see more excerpts from Harry's log let me know,I will be more than happy to post them.



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a very busy scene brian and a good collection of posters too :thumbsupp: :pirate:



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I thought I would give this subject its own thread,it will make it easy to find without mixing up the art thread. I hope you will like it,
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That sounds like a good idea son, cant wait to have a read of what I assume is a welshmans( Harry Price) log book. :thumbsupp: :thumbsupp: :thumbsupp: :thumbsupp:



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Well,
you were right Geoff,it is old Harry Price;and what a marvellous bit of work this is,hope you enjoy it !


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:thumbsupp: :thumbsupp: :thumbsupp: Great stuff, Love the drawings/water colours



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Three wonderful old postcards,each showing a different aspect of the southern ocean. The Orient Liner Orcades was built for passenger work,she carried thousands of £10.00 Poms to a new life in Australia and did off season cruising circumnavigating the globe
The youth with the shotgun offers a poser,what was he shooting at;we can see the Southern Cross and it looks to be a wonderful night but he is advertising a savoury paste,hmmm.
The third postcards show a Liner in Tropic waters chasing those silver darts, the Flying Fish,they were like herrings with wings. Does anyone out there recognise the ship?



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With the lilac hull it looks like a castle boat and the closest I can get is the LLandovery Castle. but somebody has taken a lot of poetic licence with the postcard. As where would you find a foremast coming from the bridge structure?
And maybe the lad with the shotgun has found a new way of shooting the stars LOL



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Hi Geoff, the top liner has the right colours for a Castle boat,now,as to that foremast, the CARINTHIA and the Empress of Britain both had their foremasts abaft the Bridge so the artist could be right.As to the boy with the gun, well he could be on Pirate off the Somalian coast.



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wonderful brian, wonderful :wave;



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