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Mess Deck: General Section => Full Scale Ships => Topic started by: sandy1000 on July 09, 2008, 01:44:12 AM

Title: German raider Kormoran's lifeboat
Post by: sandy1000 on July 09, 2008, 01:44:12 AM
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This is a photo of one of the two lifeboats from the German raider Kormoran which was sunk by HMAS Sydney off the West Australian coast during WW2. The lifeboat is in a small railway museum in the remote West Australian town of Carnavon. The thought occured to me that it may be appropriate to have it displayed along with the Carley raft which was all that was recovered from the Sydney.
Title: Re: German raider Kormoran's lifeboat
Post by: bigfella on July 09, 2008, 02:11:42 AM
Sandy1000

You are right, they both should be preserved together as a memorial to both crews and the ones that never made it home. From the photo it looks to be in a bit of a sorry state is it located in or out doors? Also welcome to the forum. Where are you located and what types of R/C boats do you like/have.

Regards David
Title: Re: German raider Kormoran's lifeboat
Post by: sandy1000 on July 09, 2008, 05:44:17 AM
Sandy1000(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/sandy1000_photos/image-7-1.jpg)

You are right, they both should be preserved together as a memorial to both crews and the ones that never made it home. From the photo it looks to be in a bit of a sorry state is it located in or out doors? Also welcome to the forum. Where are you located and what types of R/C boats do you like/have.

Regards David

It is indoors, reasonably well protected, but has been "preserved" by the installation of steel supports and according to the caretaker is about to be "repaired" which sounds a bit ominous.
Thanks for the welcome - located Mornington, Victoria, Australia & have R/C steam boats such as above.