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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2011, 10:24:43 am »
This was found by Caro about the first HMS Torch - the one that spent 1914 near Australia and then was sold to New Zealand.  I loved the peg-leg dog - he looked like a gray Portuguese water dog. :)

   
   
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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2011, 09:33:02 pm »
HMS Teutonic...March, 1916... for the first time I've found HMS Ebro mentioned.

This is a picture of Ebros's signalmen two years later
http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/images/hmsebrocrew.jpg

found on http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/armed_merchant_cruisers.htm

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« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2011, 07:10:29 pm »
How would they have kept those straw hats on in heavy winds?!


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« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2011, 06:30:42 pm »
I've finally been booted from HMS Arlanza ("This voyage is now complete" - for me anyway.)

Arlanza had a very interesting series of voyages, and (mostly) lovely handwriting. 

Here's what the NY Times had to say about one particularly eventful period, when it struck a mine in the White Sea:


 http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9C01E3DD1F38E633A25754C1A9649C946796D6CF

And here's a photo of the aftermath; I think this is in June or July of 1916, back home in drydock, after repairs by Russian divers, a winter frozen in sea ice, and a harrowing trip home, with tug assistance:



http://www.seayourhistory.org.uk/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7888&g2_serialNumber=1

The logs for this period are, alas, not included in the Old Weather scans.  However, someone named Peter Down has done some research, and presents a lecture on this event and its aftermath:

http://www.stowmarketflyer.co.uk/suffolk-branch-the-historical-association/

Wish I could have attended one of his lectures, but it's a bit far for me to travel (from icy California.)
I hope others will join this worthy vessel & complete the transcriptions!

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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2011, 03:35:04 pm »
I found another lovely picture of HMS sloop Torch, dressed over all, while surfing for something else.  It was at the State of Victoria Library.

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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2011, 04:38:02 pm »
h.kohler discovered a picture of the Manica.:)

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« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2011, 08:07:05 pm »
Um, what is that huge structure on the right?

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« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2011, 08:33:06 pm »
I was wondering that!

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« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2011, 08:33:45 pm »
It is balloon!  ;D ;D

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« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2011, 08:49:21 pm »
As in hot air balloon?  Was it tethered?  And any speculation as to its purpose? ???

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« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2011, 08:53:39 pm »
Wasn't this ship a balloon carrier ( a la aircraft carrier)?  The balloon was used for aerial recon and surveillance, yes?  I don't know, but I assume it was flown tethered to the ship (unmanned) - but I might be wrong about that -  ;D

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Re: The Shipyard (Post pics of and info about the ships here)
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2011, 09:31:44 pm »
Yes, the Manica was a kite balloon ship.:) Apparently the balloon was for observing stuff, but they never really mentioned anything definite in the logs. They also had several small planes, but those kept breaking, so they ended up having to fall back on the balloon.

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« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2011, 07:35:51 am »
I am busy on HMS Odin which is in Muscat, Oman in April 1914. HMS Miner has just arrived and I found a nice picture here:

http://www.jjhc.info/HeathCaldwellCuthbert1979hmsminermuscat.htm

Royal Navy Gun Boat HMS Miner at Muscat, October 1913

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« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2011, 10:02:48 am »
HMS Miner crops up a lot. Particularly when they get into the Shatt al Arab she seems to go up and down river every day, so you might get a bit fed up of "Ship Miner Met."

Great picture though, Thanks
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« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2011, 11:01:35 am »
Further to my last post did you read this?

http://www.jjhc.info/HeathCaldwellCuthbert1979.htm

It is part of the same family history site. Heath Caldwell was for a time captain of Miner. It mentions many of the other ships that were active in the Mesopotamia campaign including Espiegle, Dalhousie, Masoudi and Greyfly, all of which you will meet on Odin.

A really fascinating and under mentioned part of WW1

K