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    Here is the ESSO DALRIADA in the Gulf of Suez at Ain Sukhna, discharging 280,000 tons of crude oil from Kharg in Iran in 1978, it goes through an underwater pipeline to the shore then pumped acrsoss the Egyptian desert, the SUMED Line, to a port near Alexandria to be transhipped in another tanker to Europe, that saves the ship going round the Cape of Good Hope saving six weeks at sea and also 8 weeks on the return to the Gulf empty.
    I took the photo from the wheel house.


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    Here is the propellor and rudder of the SS GREAT BRITAIN in the dry dock where she was built in Bristol. Well worth a visit if you are near Bristol



    "The ss Great Britain was a world first when she was launched in Bristol in 1843. This uniquely successful ship design brought together new technologies in a way which transformed world travel.

    Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the most daring of the great Victorian engineers, conceived the groundbreaking combination of a screw propeller, an iron hull, and a massive 1000-horsepower steam engine.

    She was immediately successful - on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic the ss Great Britain easily broke the previous speed record.

    Although effectively a prototype, she continued sailing until 1886, and travelled thirty-two times around the world and nearly one million miles at sea.

    She was finally abandoned in the Falkland Islands, in 1937, after more than 40 years use as a floating warehouse.

    In 1970 an ambitious salvage effort brought her home to Bristol, where today she is conserved in the dry dock where she was originally built. " brunel institute.
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    Old Brunel was a man born before his time. That propellor resembles the kind you now see on some of the world's behomeths, although a bit smaller.

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    As a comparison to the Great Britain`s Prop when she was the worlds biggest ship, here are the props on the Propulsion Pods on the Queen Mary 2. She has four pods, two of them rotate 360 degrees and are used to steer the ship, She does not have a rudder.The QM2 prop pulls the ship through the water, the GBs prop pushes the ship through the water.
    160 Years later his idea of a propellor is still basically the same.

    Here spare Propellor blades on the foredeck, The Console in the wheel house used for berthing, contains controls for thrusters, engines , steering etc. The Pod, Me on left enjoying a pre dinner cocktail, A view of the Wheel house, and then all four pods. I think Isambard would have enjoyed this, but I guess it all came from him in the first place. He was certainly ahead of his time.
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    I was thinking more of the blooming great propellors on the tankers and box boats. As an aside, Carnival Splendor is wallowing, powerless, two hundred miles out from Ensanada. The USN is flying in crates of Spam, to tide them over until tugs can tow her to port.
    I'll bet they don't serve Spam on Cunard - at least, not to bloods.

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    Hi Malc, the props for the biggest box boats are around nine and a half metres in diameter and weigh around 100 tons. See photo.
    When I was on the ESSO NORTHUMBRIA, 256,000 TONS, we broke down off Cape Town, we had to ballast her down by the head and raise the prop and rudder clear of the water so the shore engineers could work on it. she had a one metre bend amidships, bent like a big banana, I guess the propellor was around 30 feet at least in diameter. My photos of it have been lost.

    Cunard is part of Carnival they just use it as a marketing name brand. I have just had a court case against Cunard, but it was altered to Carnival,

    Helicopters from the USS Ronald Reagan flew hundreds of cases of Spam to the Splendor with fresh water in bottles. No doubt some of those superb Chefs on Cunard could do wonders with a case of SPAM, I like it. They were unable to cook, no power, and they could not flush the toilets, what a stink for those blue rinse matrons.

    It now seems they are towing her to San Diego. It would seem all her main engine room power is down and the emergency generator is the only engine running.
    On these ships you must remember the power needed for hotel services that is air conditioning , sewage, galleys, fridges, lights, lifts and all the rest is very substantial and emergency generators cant supply it. I am not familiar with the Carnival Splendor but her full hotel service load could be in the thousands of Kilowatts needing a substantial diesel engine. [JIMMY BMN site,]


    Here are the props of the Titanic, three of them,.and the prop for the worlds biggest container ship with six blades just as Isambard Brunel had on the GB,

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    The Boston Vanguard GY421

    The Grimsby trawler Boston Vanguard GY 421 was built by VosperLtd. In Portsmouth in 1957 for the St Andrews Steam Fishing Company ,a subsidiary of Boston Deep Sea Fisheries. Sold to French owners and renamed in 1962 , and twice more subsequently ,she continued fishing until 1980, when she was converted into an oil-rig stand-by vessel. She was scrapped by Thames Shipbreakers Ltd. in 1986.

    This study was by George Wiseman, a well known artist of fishing vessels.
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    EXCELLENT PAINTING, VERY GOOD DETAILS.

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    The Wicklow

    The passenger, cargo and livestock carrier Wicklow was built by Blackwood and Gordon of Port Glasgow in 1895 for the Dublin- Liverpool service of the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company. In 1919 she was sold to the British & Irish Steam Packet Company, whose funnel livery and house-flag she is wearing in this portrait and by whom in the following year she was renamed Lady Wicklow. Requisitioned by H.M. Government during both World Wars and briefly employed as a transport for the Irish Free State Army in 1922, she was eventually broken up in 1949.
    The portrait is by an unknown artist who has an unmistakeable style,there two other paintings of steamships which are attributed to him and,like the one here,are both Irish sea steamers.


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    One of my favourite paintings, George Vancouver`s ships surveying the Pacific North West in the 1790s, city of Vancouver named after him,


    by MARK MEYERS
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    And numbered prints can be yours CK for only...

    http://www.gallerydirectart.com/deal...rk-meyers.html

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    One of my favourite paintings, George Vancouver`s ships
    You have to admire the artist who paint ships of this calibre,somuch painstaking detail goes into them...endless hours of burning the midnight oil...makin mistakes along the way and correcting them...these type of paintings are no mean feat to accomplish and their value(money) is peanuts even when they fetch thousands.

    I hope to aspire to this level one day?

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    HE IS AN INCREDIBLE ARTIST,
    I only wish I could do that. I know I have no chance of doing so.

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    Very nice depiction of a scene from his voyage of discovery. Cook had missed the entrance into the straits that were to be later named after Juan de Fuca, but Vancouver entered them and chartered most of our inland waters, as evident today by the names he gave to prominent features, from Puget Sound to the Gulf of Georgia. That scene is of the ships Discovery and Chatham, and probably intended to be near to the present city of Vancouver, either off Point Grey or in Burrard Inlet.

    A nice picture, Cap'n. showing the Salish people's dugout cedar canoes to advantage.

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    Thanks Malc, I didnt know the names of the two ships, I know there is a statue of him outside the Vancouver Museum.
    Cheers.
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    here is a photo of a wave about to overwhelm the Matina, a Fyffes banana boat, we were on our way to Jamaica for bananas, just near the Azores., I got wet.
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    This is a nicen.
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    How do they do it, so sharp and clear, superb paintings.


    Now for something different.............
    In November 1975, the Iron Ore Ship EDMUND FITZGERALD was sunk with all hands in a terrible hurricane in the Great Lakes.
    here is the story and the song turn on the sound, Those lakes have had a terrible death toll for those Lakers.

    http://home.pacbell.net/chabpyne/index.html AND HERE IS THE SONG BY GORDEN LIGHTFOOT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJhtr...eature=related

    from the BMN site posted by Bill Roberts.

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    I have not found this out as of yet Kong but...there is a technique that could give precise detail and its called the Layering technique.

    A detailed drawing is done first with pencil and then transparent layers are built up over the drawing,the layers can consist of 5 to 15 layers depending on the depth you want to achieve,this takes time but the esult is some stunning artwork.

    To speed up the oil paint layers a gel called "Liquin" is used in the paint,the brush is dipped in the liquin and then the paint and applied to the area to paint,the Liquin takes about 18 hours to dry give or take a couple of hours.

    This is one way of securing a detailed painting.

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    Titanic...post #11 as a postcard.

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    QUOTE=Oudeis;309193]There must be others...


    http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=409869[/QUOTE]

    Good one, I have never ever used oil paints, I would not know how to start. I have only done water colours from a childrens water paint box. I did a water colour of a sailing ship, on the canvas side of a piece of hardboard that I found on my ship. I painted and painted it over and over again, I took it away with me to Sea on my ships and only did it now and again for ten years building up the thickness of the water colour paint until it was quite thick in the relevent places, then I had it framed. It is about two square feet of board.

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    Well done you CK. I like that it is all ship.

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    I would not know how to start.
    There's no magic in painting with oils,Kong

    The ground can be either canvas or MDF wood,both need sealing with "Gesso" a few times so the the oils do not penatrate into the ground.

    Canvas panels can be bought already on a stretcher at Home and Bargain stores at 1.29 small and 1.99 large,MDF can be got at any wood supplier or handyman store.

    Oils are dear but the cheapest proffesional brands can be used and basically Red,Green,Blue,Yellow,White,Black is allthe colous you will need as these will produce 90% of any coloua you encounterby mixing together.

    Oils take an age to dry ie the painting cannot be varnished for at least six to twelve months depending on the thickness of the oil applied to the canvass.

    Turps is for thinning the paint.
    Although the oils in the tube already contain Linseed or Poppy Oil? the oil paint can be used straight from the tube ie on the pallete,if the paint is too thick you add a bit of linseed and turps to weaken it.

    A drawing in pencil or charcoal is then drawn upon the support and just coloured in with the oil paints.

    Thats it in a nutshell,you do have to know something about what colours make a colour to get you to a desired colour but it can be picked up anywhere on the net as to what colours make it up.

    Painting in oils is far much easier than using Watercolours or Acrylics as they stay wet longer than the latter which tend to dry immediatly,also oil paints are moe forgiving and can be blended seamlessly togther eaily with a light brush.

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    These are student brand oils but are of notable quality..quite cheap as well.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DALER-ROWNEY-G...item1c173f28ac

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    I have had a quick shufty google-wise and there are online free lessons in this and that technique. There may be evening classes or amateur art clubs around near where you (all) live.
    The twenty-first century is NOT a time for 'if onlys', but WHY NOTs. At the very least what all of you show (exhibit?) here is that you well know what it is you want in an end-result, the discovering of how to get there by this road or that must be a great deal easier in this internet age. And free, you take what you want from anywhere you want. You make me green with envy with the drive and dedication you all display. And you seem to enjoy what you do (after a fashion;-eh George?) and I and many others get a lot out of seeing the results of your labours. More/all power to your elbows.

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    Hi George that is fantastic information there . Looks easy, A lot of people have told me that water colours are harder than oils, but I have never tried them, I will have a go at it, with a little help from those videos next time I do some painting.
    Cheers
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    Kong,with watercolours you're pressed for time,that is its hard to mix colours on the paper and blend it well...oils are quite the opposite and don't put pressure on the artist.....you can go for a stroll and come back and erase that mistakeyou made before going on the stroll....can you do that in watercolours? Ithink not.

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    What browser are you using? there are applications where you can save these vids and burn them to a DVD for watching at your liesure.

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    I should have started with part 1.....


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    This is the Portugese passenger ship FUNCHAL,
    MV Funchal is a Portuguese-registered passenger and cruise liner.
    Funchal has been successfully serving the British cruise market over the past 20 years carrying thousands of passengers and was the first vessel to join the Classic International Cruises fleet in 1984. Funchal is a classic cruise liner with a beautiful profile and charming interiors and has a fascinating and proud maritime heritage having served as a Portuguese Presidential yacht for state visits. Funchal was also once owned by one of the wealthiest families in the Azores.
    She will begin a cruise program in South Australia.
    Stabilised, air-conditioned, three lifts, main show lounge (Ilha Verde), piano bar (Porto Bar) Gama Lounge, Club Room, library, card room, lido bar, shop, photo shop, medical centre, excursion office and reception with exchange facilities
    Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Funchal"

    I joined the FUNCHAL in Fremantle Australia after meeting an old mate I hadnt seen for 50 years, 1956, Joe Finnegan, ex Liverpool, he was now living in Australia. I was at the Perth airport and he told me he was sailing back to Liverpool for a holiday. My flights were booked so I had to fly to Sydney 3000 miles east then to Singapore. I said to the Long Haired one, `Why are we going home` she said `I dont know`, So I cancelled the flight to England and found another one that was going to Perth. in Oz.
    I found Joe again and he took me to the travel Agent and I booked a six week voyage to Liverpool on the FUNCHAL. calling at Singapore again, Phuket, Goa, Safaga, Suez and a trip to the Pyramids and the Cairo Museum , through the Suez Canal to Athens and the Lisbon then docking in Stanley Dock. An excellent trip. Joe and I had a good trip reminscing about the old days when we sailed on Cunard and Canadian Pacific.
    In the Northern summer she sails around europe and in the winter she sails around Australia.
    She is much better than the new big ships that are like a block of flats carrying 4000 passengers.

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    Hi Brian, the Funchal looks very familiar, was she an ex-Canadian Pacific liner? Nice photo,
    BrianD

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