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The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« on: October 09, 2010, 11:57:08 pm »
When you're working on a ship's log, and you get curious and go searching for info and images online, post them here.  We're all going to be curious about these ships and their histories. 

There's a great page off the Old Weather main entrance that lets you see info about and pictures of all the ships in the study.  We can use this topic, as well, for posting other images of the ships that we find.

Here's the ship we were working on in beta testing.  The HMS Invincible. 



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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010, 11:32:34 pm »
I used to live in Edinburgh (that's Edinburgh, Scotland not Edinburg, Texas) and across the River Forth in Iverkeithing was T W Wards shipbreakers who over the years cut up the bulk of surplus Royal Navy ships. There are various books showing photographs of vessels which ended their days there and I remember back in the 60s seeing a stream of tired veterans awaiting their fate.


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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 01:36:34 am »

Very sad, isn't it?  Proud ships.  Nasty fate.  But I guess if we didn't scrap them we'd all be renting apartments in leftover ships.

Quite a mental picture, zhr.  Do you happen to have any photos of that?  It'd be an interesting addition.

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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010, 11:40:33 am »
I haven't checked whether it's in the database but here's a page about HMS Nelson which ended its illustrious (geddit, illustrious??) days as a bombing target before going to Inverkeithing.

Roll on the Nelson, the Rodney, Renown,
this three funnelled tub is getting me down

as my dad used to sing at every possible moment...

http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/nelsonhistory.htm


This has a rather annoying page layout but does list where loads of RN aircraft carriers werre scrapped over the years

http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/ships/shipyards/scrapyards.html

and another brief history page

http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritish-Shipbreak.htm
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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010, 05:06:47 pm »


Name:    HMS Nairana
Builder:    William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton,
Laid down:    1914
Launched:    21 June 1915
Acquired:    27 February 1917
Commissioned:    25 August 1917
Fate:    Sold 1920

   
Displacement:     3547 tons gross
    Length:     352 ft (107 m) oa
    Beam:     45.5 ft (13.9 m)
    Draught:     14 ft (4.3 m)
    Propulsion:     2-shaft Parsons geared turbines 6300shp
    Speed:     20 knots
    Complement:     278
    Armament:     2 x 12pdr (76mm), 2 x 12pdr (76mm)AA
    Aircraft carried:     7

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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2010, 10:04:02 pm »
Name:    HMS Pegasus
Builder:    John Brown & Company, Clydebank
Laid down:    1914
Launched:    June 9, 1917
Acquired:    August 1916
Commissioned:    August 28, 1917
Fate:    Sold for breaking up August 22, 1931
Displacement:     2540 tons gross
Length:     332 ft (101 m) overall
Beam:     43 ft (13 m)
Draught:     15 ft (4.6 m)
Propulsion:     2-shaft Brown-Curtis geared turbines; 9,500shp
Speed:     21 knots
Complement:     280
Armament:     2 x 3in (76mm) AA, 2 x 12pdr (76mm) AA
Aircraft carried:     9

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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2010, 01:57:09 pm »
I know Iron Duke is not one of our ships (yet?) but I thought some of you might be interested in the following link to the National Maritime Museum which charts the tracks of the Iron Duke 1914-1918.

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/collections/displayRepro.cfm?reproID=F0479&picture=1#content

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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2010, 08:19:31 pm »
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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2010, 06:22:19 am »
I'd never really understood dazzle camo until last night.  I finally looked it up and found examples of how it worked.  Wow.  Nice idea.  You really couldn't tell the bow from the stern or judge the size of the ship.  Neat trick.  I was looking at Pegasus and Nairana here and started wondering.

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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2010, 07:30:32 am »
 :D Yes it was used to Razzle Dazzle them ;)
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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2010, 11:07:55 pm »
Not pictures but good info on naval operations world wide WWI. Written in 1919, gives ships and peoples names and descriptions of battles and operations:

http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/conrad-cato/the-navy-everywhere-ota/1-the-navy-everywhere-ota.shtml

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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2010, 01:30:35 pm »
I couldn't work out how to actually post a picture to the forum, but this is a link to a print from the National Maritime Museum of ships in dazzle camouflage (a painting, not a photograph):

http://www.nmmprints.com/image.php?id=330221&idx=11&fromsearch=true

I loved this so much I've bought a copy!

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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2010, 06:58:36 pm »
I couldn't work out how to actually post a picture to the forum, but this is a link to a print from the National Maritime Museum of ships in dazzle camouflage (a painting, not a photograph):

http://www.nmmprints.com/image.php?id=330221&idx=11&fromsearch=true

I loved this so much I've bought a copy!

Su
:o That is a wonderful picture!

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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2011, 03:31:39 am »
I found a picture of the destroyer Danae whose 1921 logs showed me the Baltic and the Canary Islands.  She was a fun ship to be captain of.

(They've secured that site somehow, the online image wouldn't insert though it would download.  It's at http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20D/slides/Danae-01.html)
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