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Christian Radich and Pamir

Christian Radich and Pamir

Two sailing ships meet in the Atlantic in 1957

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Wonderful pic. My grandad took me on board Pamir in the RVD London in the late forties.
 

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Stein, are these genuine photos or is it a drama/program made for TV.

Cheers Frank
 

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Hi Stein,

Pamir sank in 1957 so there must be a mistake in your dating the pictures. Is the do***entary perhaps from 1958?
 

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Stein,
Is it perhaps an optical illusion, but it looks to me as if PAMIR is missing her three Royal yards. Were these removed in her latter years?
 

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The meeting was real, Pamir was on her way to South America (19 days out of Hamburg, if I for once remember correctly... not much wind in this picture...). As for dating it 1958, that was just sloppy hurried work. The movie is from 1958, and not really a do***entary as most of the happenings are highly construed, and some of the crew were professional actors, but it is supposed to be looked at as one. Yes the royals are missing, whether that was so for the whole trip I do not know. I own a DVD with the recent dramatised movie on her sinking, but I have not watched it yet...

Now, let us do the dating properly. Christian Radich left Oslo on December 8., 1956. So 1957 is quite certainly the year she met Pamir at sea. I have three books on the Radich, but I cannot find the meeting more than barely mentioned in any of them. No dates. I will search elsewhere...
 

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Some movie information:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windjammer_(1958_film)

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windjammer_(Film)
 

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Here is a lousy YouTube copy of the meeting in the film : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_HLiZF8sJM The date is January 18. 1957

I can watch the full restored movie on the netsite of our our national television, but whether you fellows can, I am not too sure: https://tv.nrk.no/program/koid23002718/windjammer There is some time before the widescreen begins, and some talk before the pictures begin, a long intermission i the middle, and the Norwegian subtitles are irritatingly large...
 

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Hi Stein,

Good that the mistaken date is out of the way. It could be that this was her one but last journey as she foundered later thar year 1957 returning from South A,erica.
 

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