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    Hi Oudeis,
    I'm still crook,had to have an operation postponed on Wednesday because my boilers are not working properlyn Anyone out there got a lung to spare?
    In your last post you mentioned seamen being operated on for appendicitis while at sea. I heard some dire tales of some men who developed peritonitis and then dying because of insufficient medical skills. I was lucky,I had mine taken out by mistake when I was in Lisbon ( I wrote about it in Hullo Old Home)
    Well Spring is now upon us and it is time for sorting out the summer vacation, cruising is now the number one growth area you are spoilt for choice,but beware of the cruises at the lower end of the price scale,you might end up on something like this............................

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    I'll get back to you Brian, I am a bit "tired & emotional" at the moment.
    All the best with your dry-docking.

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    Default Hospital Ship Maine

    This is another wonderful Thameside study by Charles Dixon,sadly there was no information other than the ships name and where she was anchored.Old Kong will be the first to notice what seems to be an anomaly. She is British and is flying the blue ensign at her stern, however she is flying the Stars and Stripes on her aftermast and the Union flag on her mizzen,whilst the Red Cross is in its rightful place on the foremast . What could be the reason for the flag array?
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    Brian(s) I wonder if this would take your mind from your troubles...

    http://shipfinder.co/

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    Happy to report that the zoom-in feature has a great deal going for it.

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    Since 1900 all RFA hospital ships had been called Maine. Maybe she had American patients on board.

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    Default Victoria & Albert

    Kenneth D. Shoesmith,being a mariner himself, was more than familiar with the lines and angles of a ship, he did many study's stern on which seemed to draw the viewer into the picture. In this picture he portrays the Royal yacht,Victoria & Albert off the Isle of Wight for Cowes week,this was done for Royal Mail calender sometime in the '20's
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    I saw the Royal Yacht V&A at Whale Island, near Portsmouth, when I was on a gunnery course there. in 1950 she was laid up and awaiting scrapping.
    K Shoesmith was a Chief Officer with Cunard.
    When I was on the QUEEN MARY LAST week I found a room with a few of his paintings, when I get my photo card bak I will post them.

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    http://www.tvguide.co.uk/detail.asp?id=90667127

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    I caught a little of the above programme tonight regarding the sinking of The Empress of Ireland in 1914. Lots of technical seafaring stuff. I note the programme is to be re-shown tomorrow, as the link will explain.

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    Default Victoria & Albert

    This is another classic Kenneth D. Shoesmith portrait,again it is of the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert,but this time it was not for a company brochure but to commemorate a special occassion. The Victoria and Albert was carrying their majesties King George V and Queen Mary from Holyhead to Belfast for the opening of the First Session of the Parliament of Northern Ireland in June 1921. The yacht is pictured passing the Harland and Wolff shipyard and we can see in the distance the proud dome of Belfast town hall.




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    This study is simply titled "Wartime Traffic on the Thames",the painting is far from simple.The artist,John Platt,has evoked a scene that took place during the bombing of Surrey Commercial Docks.We can see the warehouses in the background still smouldering from the previous nights bombing and the reddish light illuminating the river and vessels is from the blazes that are still burning from this evenings blitz, We can see the naval vessels heading upstream towards the inferno ,whilst the barges and lighters are fleeing the flames.You will note that the MTB has its mast lowered so that she can negotiate the low bridges on the upper Thames,
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    Rather belatedly the news comes, via his obituary, of the death of Douglas Faulkner. He being the technical brains behind the inquiry into the sinking of the MV Derbyshire...

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...lkner-obituary

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    The Gannet

    This vessel was built in1879 and is a product of the transition from sail to steam, She was classified by the Royal Navy as a sloop,and was designed to police the trade routes and colonies of the rapidly expanding British Empire. Having both forms of propulsion meant that she could cruise independently in the remote parts of the Pacific,Indian and South Atlantic Oceans,where coaling stations were few and far between.
    The Victorian expression "Send a Gunboat" led to Gannet seeing action in many "hot spots" as well as carrying out anti slavery patrols in the Red Sea. Her operational life ended in 1895 and she survived as static sea training school on the Hamble. She is now fully restored to her orginal finery and is shown here at Chatham Dockyard. The large housings in the background were where the Navy built and maintained her wooden walls and are well worth a visit.
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    Default Shoesmiths Maritime Art

    Here are two posters that were designed by Kenneth D. Shoesmith for the grandly named Empire Marketing Board,an organisation that was created for the fostering of trade within the British Empire. It was set up in 1926 and abolished in 1936,and within that short time span the agency used some of the leading artist's of that time to create more 700 posters that were great works of art.The first poster shows the Sinhalese wharfies in Colombo0loading cargo bound for London, while the second posters shows us the Chinese talleyman checking the bales as they are toted to the quayside in Penang,in both posters you will note that the cargo bears the logo EMB. I have a few more which I shall post here soon,
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    Nordic Copenhagan,tanker built 2005, under the Danish flag used to be Singapore.
    Sailing past the cruise terminal,Liverpool
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    Hi Brian,
    I have the pictures of the Madonna of the Sea by Shoesmith. They are on the Queen Mary in Long Beach.
    I have tried to post them but there is no facility to upload them.
    I will try to email themm to you.
    Cheers.
    Brian.

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