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Colin Bishop

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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #125 on: March 23, 2012, 04:24:36 pm »

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OK Geoff! So why does the name "Magga Dan" seem so familiar!

Possibly because it used to be a very popular MAP Plan by Vic Smeed. http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/product/29188/mm2048-magga-dan

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« Reply #126 on: March 23, 2012, 04:38:43 pm »

Thanks Colin. I knew the name had stuck from somewhere!
I must mention the "Skou" line here. They were so distinctive that they always drew the eye. Always immaculate...more like cargo carryin yachts than Ocean "tramps".
The reason there are so many pics today is because the weather has changed from yesterdays balmy summer to late autumn....
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« Reply #127 on: March 23, 2012, 06:17:18 pm »

To huge sighs of relief, these are the last ones in this section. I hope I've been able to show how well the N.European based companies developed after WW2 with some beautiful ships...as opposed to the American ones that kind of stagnated as far as design was concerned. But as the US companies were never fully independent of government, perhaps that isn't too surprising.
The Japanese were also very busy during these years....although I haven't got much to show of them.
The next section will be on foreign owned ships in the "liner" trade. Not necessarily passenger ships. More cargo-passenger ships that ran on regular routes to a timetable.
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« Reply #128 on: March 23, 2012, 07:18:17 pm »

I am sure there was more pride in the ships in the 60s and 70s - They nearly always looked smart and as they carried
larger crews they seemed better painted (don;t know if there is any connection)

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« Reply #129 on: March 23, 2012, 08:52:12 pm »

This is what I've been missing, my daily fix of BY'S great Pics and nautical postings.
YES PLEASE to a RN thread.
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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #130 on: March 24, 2012, 03:26:39 pm »

Although I've kept the title 0f this thread "Old Merchant Ships", many of the latest postings were either fairly new or at least still around when I was a cadet. But I'm afraid that many of these companies have gone the way of many British ones.
As I mentioned earlier, this section is about ships engaged in the "liner" trade...to a timetable.
My little reference book doesn't include much in the way of detail, a pity as for this section I'd have been interested in the no. of passengers they could carry, and where they were built.
As is usual, I've put the last 3 sections on to a CD which also gives the ships colouring and trading routes...as well as the other ships in the various fleets. yours for free if you wish. Send me a (proper) e-mail (not a PM) and I'll reply soonest.
But to the pics;-
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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #131 on: March 24, 2012, 03:54:43 pm »

Good to have you back Bryan!   :-))
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« Reply #132 on: March 24, 2012, 04:34:08 pm »

Good to have you back Bryan!

Wow, Martin....when I noticed that it was you who had posted I thought " Oh, ****, what have I done wrong this time".
Thanks for the mild cardiac arrest. Regards. Bryan.
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« Reply #133 on: March 24, 2012, 04:55:35 pm »

As I can't find a button that says "New Topic" then I'll just have to take a chance with a name change.
The Old Merch thread will continue....but this little lot is in the way of a change ...for me,anyway.
The book needs a little bit of explanation...so bear with me.
My late father in law was an avid collector of all books'n'stuff nautical but never really said much about his books. I kind of inherited his "collection" but didn't really get around to looking at it until recently. This is one of the gems I found.
The book isn't just a collection of photos and drawings but also a lot of text that gives a real insight to the mindset of the RN and HMG during the mid 1930s. Please read as well as looking at the photos.
I'm posting the book in sections that are out of kilter with the actual layout of the book...makes my task that bit easier.
However, the entire book is now on CD and available gratis to anyone who'd like a copy. Normal procedure. Send me an e-mail for details.
But to work.....
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« Reply #134 on: March 24, 2012, 05:07:50 pm »


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As I can't find a button that says "New Topic" then I'll just have to take a chance with a name change.

Hi Brian

It's on the topic page for Full Scale Ships but not on this page.

I would be interested  (even more)  if you have transatlantic liners, particularly the Corinthian as I sailed on her to Canada in 1965.     :} :}    An emigration that went wrong !!

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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #135 on: March 24, 2012, 05:37:01 pm »

Hi Brian

It's on the topic page for Full Scale Ships but not on this page.

I would be interested  (even more)  if you have transatlantic liners, particularly the Corinthian as I sailed on her to Canada in 1965.     :} :}    An emigration that went wrong !!

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Ken
I have picture of Corinthic (1946 - 1969)...used a passeneger ship until 1965 and then used for freighting. She was...as the name implies...a Shaw Saville ship. Probably not the one your'e after. Bryan.
 


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« Reply #136 on: March 24, 2012, 05:44:25 pm »


It looks like they discontinued her passenger use when I stepped off.    :}

I'd love to see any pictures you have Sir

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« Reply #137 on: March 24, 2012, 05:49:00 pm »

May as well continue here unless the "auditors" decide to change things.
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« Reply #138 on: March 24, 2012, 06:06:43 pm »

Kenny, for what it's worth....here's "Corinthic"
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« Reply #139 on: March 24, 2012, 06:18:30 pm »

This is all going to be a bit of a hodge-podge I fear.
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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #140 on: March 24, 2012, 07:56:02 pm »

Super pictures Bryan,
reading the text, it seems that politicians never learn.
Do you mind if I download your pictures ?
Repulse and Barham were two of the most photogenic ships built. ( In my opinion )
Regards
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« Reply #141 on: March 24, 2012, 09:00:19 pm »

Super pictures Bryan,
reading the text, it seems that politicians never learn.
Do you mind if I download your pictures ?
Repulse and Barham were two of the most photogenic ships built. ( In my opinion )
Regards
Richard  :-))
Richard, to be quite honest....the reproduction of the pictures is absolute rubbish when compared to what the definition is on the CD. For example....on Mayhem the maximum file size has to be 161kb or less. The ones I have on file are over 1mb. That's why I say take the offer of the real thing rather than a rather poor copy. But more to come.
"Hood" next I think.
The book on CD runs to over 200 pages.....I'm only posting a small sample of them. Cheers. BY.
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« Reply #142 on: March 24, 2012, 10:23:10 pm »

I have a copy of Bryan's Royal naval CD and some of the pics are terrific - and don't forget Bryan is only showing you a small
sample of the photos - There are some of the clearest pics of submarines I have seen from that era.

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« Reply #143 on: March 24, 2012, 11:36:47 pm »

E mail sent.
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« Reply #144 on: March 25, 2012, 05:33:04 pm »

Now we come to the "Hood"....read the words, and realise how "out of date" she became.
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« Reply #145 on: March 25, 2012, 09:12:18 pm »

HMS Hood was one of the best looking ships ever to leave a shipbuilders yard.
It was not her design that let her down, but the Admiralty using her for a purpose she was not designed for.
Her designation as a BATTLECRUISER tells you that she should never have been sent near an enemies battleship.
The purpose of a battlecruiser was to destroy the enemies cruisers and be able to escape from any ship that could harm her.
When designed, cruisers were a fleets scouts, so in theory Hood was built to find and destroy the cruisers and then get out of the way and let the
heavy weight's slug it out.
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« Reply #146 on: March 26, 2012, 05:33:57 pm »

HMS Hood was one of the best looking ships ever to leave a shipbuilders yard.
It was not her design that let her down, but the Admiralty using her for a purpose she was not designed for.
Her designation as a BATTLECRUISER tells you that she should never have been sent near an enemies battleship.
The purpose of a battlecruiser was to destroy the enemies cruisers and be able to escape from any ship that could harm her.
When designed, cruisers were a fleets scouts, so in theory Hood was built to find and destroy the cruisers and then get out of the way and let the
heavy weight's slug it out.
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Richard
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« Reply #147 on: March 26, 2012, 06:40:03 pm »

After a blissful and welcome afternoon in the sun...next 12 (2 parts) coming up.
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« Reply #148 on: March 26, 2012, 06:43:27 pm »

Part 2 of "Carriers".....
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« Reply #149 on: March 26, 2012, 07:28:42 pm »

hi there ,your pics are absolutely fasinating ,and the info on the Hood is a must ,comes in very handy as i myself and two other friends are building this in the weekly kit ,it does have a bit of history ,but no where  near as good as what you are showing ,thank you .
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