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Author Topic: BFI silent archive Torpedo Flotilla  (Read 844 times)

Ian K

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Re: BFI silent archive Torpedo Flotilla
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2019, 09:11:55 PM »

Hi Ian


That is absolutely stunning, both in quality and interest. Thanks for sharing the film. Iíll be studying it in detail for some of my future work, I find it interesting in the way that the crews of different TBDs used different boilers for cruising up the canal as they definitely had steam coming from different funnels in the film.
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Re: BFI silent archive Torpedo Flotilla
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2019, 01:29:04 AM »

Apparently, this is April 1901 and one of the vessels is HMS Gipsy. A little bit about the visit and career of the ship can be found here: http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_HMS_Gipsy_1897.html

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Re: BFI silent archive Torpedo Flotilla
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2019, 02:05:36 AM »

interesting, I noted on one of the TBD's a large amount of water coming out the bilge pumps!
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Re: BFI silent archive Torpedo Flotilla
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2019, 02:06:11 AM »

plus the crowds getting out of the way for the band! can you imagine that happening now!
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Re: BFI silent archive Torpedo Flotilla
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2019, 03:37:03 PM »

Absolutely beautiful boats. None of the clinical, almost sterile, appearance of the recent past and present.
It's just a pity we can't get a scale black/brown smoke generator for the finishing touch %)
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Re: BFI silent archive Torpedo Flotilla
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2019, 07:37:56 PM »

In a word brilliant , thanks for sharing this film footage.
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Re: BFI silent archive Torpedo Flotilla
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2019, 12:06:48 PM »

AAAAAARRRRRGGGGG! The player will not open for us "outsiders".Is this some Ppre-Brexit move? :D
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Re: BFI silent archive Torpedo Flotilla
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2019, 12:47:37 PM »

Amazing footage, only small warships but how menacing they looked.

The water coming from the side would almost certainly be the condenser discharge. You can see the same thing on the cargo ship - that was an interesting vessel too.

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Re: BFI silent archive Torpedo Flotilla
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2019, 06:00:59 PM »

Cannot be played outside UK. Shame, it would be great to see it.
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