Tintin and the Blue Funnel Line

20th April 2008, 14:51
You might be interested to know about a connection between Blue Funnel and Tintin.

The story "The Crab with the Golden Claws" features a ship called the Karaboudjan.

This was based upon the Glengarry which was at the time part of the extended Blue Funnel line: a photo of it was found amongst Herge's papers.

A comparison of the photo with the picture in the story can be found in "Tintin at Sea".