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Dean

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« Reply #2400 on: March 26, 2016, 04:02:31 pm »
Carley Floats were primitive liferafts - very basic but easy to deploy and probably rigged so they floated free if the ship sank. [Haywain]
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carley_float [CHommel]


Coston pistols
Coston Flares / night signals - http://www.civilwarsignals.org/pages/signal/signalpages/flare/coston.html

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Listed links for both in the Edit. Figured most readers wouldn't know what they were!  ;)

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« Reply #2401 on: March 26, 2016, 05:35:22 pm »
The Coston gun mentioned was probably a line throwing cannon similar to the Lyle Cannon.  Someone would be needed to receive the line ashore so a bosuns chair or some such device could be rigged up and people evacuated this way.  Google images have examples. 

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« Reply #2402 on: March 26, 2016, 05:39:31 pm »
The Coston gun mentioned was probably a line throwing cannon similar to the Lyle Cannon.  Someone would be needed to receive the line ashore so a bosuns chair or some such device could be rigged up and people evacuated this way.  Google images have examples.

You're right!



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyle_gun


http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/navy/galery_themes-e.aspx?section=3-A-2&id=4&cluster=&title=


The Coston Supply Company says that there are:
"The Coston Line-Throwing Gun, mounted on a steel carriage for larger vessels, and in shoulder- gun type for vessels under 300 tons"


Coston Shoulder Gun:



Coston line throwing cannon:

« Last Edit: March 26, 2016, 07:34:08 pm by Randi »

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« Reply #2403 on: April 01, 2016, 08:58:02 pm »
HMS Leviathan 5 August 1914

1.40am: Received information by Wireless Telegraphy that Great Britain had declared war against Germany

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« Reply #2404 on: April 01, 2016, 10:53:50 pm »
That's impressive! Technology power. It must have made a shocking read for the radio receiver  :-\


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« Reply #2406 on: May 26, 2017, 11:41:42 pm »
Unusual name  'Swift Train' but good on him for his Swift rescue effort.

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« Reply #2407 on: May 27, 2017, 12:00:47 am »
Ummm- it's the right thing to do - stripping off before diving in - but 200 yards in water that cold - that's brave alright.   8) 8) 8)

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« Reply #2408 on: August 04, 2017, 08:43:16 pm »
Perhaps not so riveting for the crew, but to the natives of one of the coldest, most remote towns in the world in 1941, this was probably the most amazing thing:

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1515 - Commanding Officer aboard, also Scoresbysund natives to see movies.
1740 - Eskimoes and Danes departed having attended one movie.

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« Reply #2409 on: August 04, 2017, 09:10:56 pm »
I wonder what the movie was...

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« Reply #2410 on: August 04, 2017, 09:55:15 pm »
Any suggestions for a suitable movie?  :-\

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« Reply #2411 on: August 04, 2017, 10:54:12 pm »
South Pacific?

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« Reply #2412 on: August 04, 2017, 10:58:34 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #2413 on: August 04, 2017, 11:02:07 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D



Unfortunately, it was a 1949 Broadway musical and a 1958 and 2001 film :(

Here are some possibilities:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1940_in_film
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1941_in_film
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« Reply #2414 on: August 04, 2017, 11:14:36 pm »
Oh! Useful lists - thanks Randi.
So 1940:
Top-grossing films (U.S.)
Rank     Title                 Studio   Gross
6.   Northwest Passage   MGM   $3,150,000
12.   The Sea Hawk   Warner Bros.   $2,000,000
13.   Down Argentine Way   20th Century-Fox   $2,000,000
14.   Road to Singapore   Paramount   $1,600,00

and 1941:
Rank     Title            Studio
8.   Road to Zanzibar   Paramount
10.   In the Navy   Universal