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Eleven questions and answers.

I was asked questions in my inbox. It took longer to answer than anticipated. 

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HMS PLYMOUTH is the last surviving Royal Navy Warship, which took part in the Falklands War. The surrender or Argentine forces at South Georgia was signed in her wardroom. She is the last of her kind, a proud ship, with a distinguished history. We call on the British Government to step in and halt the proposed scrapping of this magnificent ship and save her for the nation as a fitting tribute to all those soldiers, sailors & airmen who gave their lives in that and other conflicts.

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naval-gazing:

Dazzle patterns

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Dazzle patterns

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peedieblogger:

HMS Tyne, Kirkwall, Orkney - 15.10.2013

My photo from my other blog.

I got a chance to have a tour despite the local radio station making a mistake (the ship was actually closed to non booked tours), it was great to be able to look around a working ship, it’s not something I’ve had the chance to do before. 

peedieblogger:

HMS Tyne, Kirkwall, Orkney - 15.10.2013

My photo from my other blog.

I got a chance to have a tour despite the local radio station making a mistake (the ship was actually closed to non booked tours), it was great to be able to look around a working ship, it’s not something I’ve had the chance to do before. 

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oceanicsteam:

Listen to eerie music from the night the Titanic sank.

If you’ve ever seen the movie A Night to Remember, or read certain books on the Titanic, you may know how first class passenger Edith Russell boarded lifeboat 11 with her pig shaped music box as she considered it a lucky charm.(her mother had given it to her the year before after she had survived a car accident that killed her husband). She later played the music box during the night in an effort to calm the children in the boat from the shrieking cries of those in the water in the distance. Using ~science!~(actually just X-rays), experts at the National Maritime Museum in Britain were able to see how the music box worked and what was broken and were once again able to play it. They are now asking the public for help in identifying what song it is It’s apparently La Sorella march.

A side not about Edith Russell, while the ship was docked at Queenstown, Edith sent a letter back to her secretary in Paris that had a very foreboding premonition in it.

My Dear Mr Shaw:
This is the most wonderful boat you can think of. In length it would reach from the corner of the Rue de la Paix to about the Rue de Rivoli.

Everything imaginable: swimming pool, Turkish bath, gymnasium, squash courts, cafes, tea gardens, smoking rooms, a lounge bigger than the Grand Hotel Lounge; huge drawing rooms, and bed rooms larger than in the average Paris hotel. It is a monster, and I can’t say I like it, as I feel as if I were in a big hotel, instead of on a cozy ship; everyone is so stiff and formal. There are hundreds of help, bell boys, stewards, stewardesses and lifts. To say that it is wonderful, is unquestionable, but not the cozy ship-board feeling of former years. We are now off Queenstown. I just hate to leave Paris and will be jolly glad to get back again. Am going to take my very much needed rest on this trip, but I cannot get over my feeling of depression and premonition of trouble.

How I wish it were over!
Yours sincerely, Edith

As the Encyclopedia-Titanica article says, Edith Russell would soon after go on to become arguably one of the first female war reporters, spending time in the trenches with troops during WW1.

Not sure what I expected the pig to look like but this wasn’t it. It makes a very nice sound considering the age. 

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playingforeternity:

Happy Birthday, James Paul Moody!

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After visiting this museum in Colne several times, I can’t wait to see it in its new home at Samlesbury Hall, which is near Preston. 

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electricnik:

SS Nomadic.

Photos from the 60’s when she was still operating as a passenger tender in Cherbourg, under the name of Ingineur Minard.

I was given these photos a few years ago by one of my customers, I did a bit of digital restoration work on them.

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playingforeternity:

92 Greenhill Road, Colne

On the 2nd of June 1878 at this address, Wallace Henry Hartley was born. At this time, his parents, Albion and Elizabeth already had a daughter; Mary Ellen, born 2 years previously.

Still standing, but now called ‘Greenfield Road,’ this small row of six terraced houses lies just outside the main area of Colne. Behind the homes, runs Colne Water and a little further along the watercourse lay the Greenfield Mill, where Albion worked. Here is where he probably first met Elizabeth Foulds.

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naval-gazing:

The rust-bucket flotilla…….

For those of you interested there is a facebook group trying to do up the Duke of Lancaster. There are certain issues regarding access to the ship but once they are resolved hopefully the ship with become an attraction for the local area in Wales, UK. To find out more see here.

naval-gazing:

The rust-bucket flotilla…….

For those of you interested there is a facebook group trying to do up the Duke of Lancaster. There are certain issues regarding access to the ship but once they are resolved hopefully the ship with become an attraction for the local area in Wales, UK. To find out more see here.

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Italian Chapel, Orkney - details

Some detail shots of the amazing artwork in the Chapel.

All of the features shown are actually painted on plaster, totally flat. The effect is stunning, and the light and shade always is exactly right for the nearest windows etc.

For more information, see:

http://www.visitorkney.com/italianchapel/