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Where? = Dartmouth

The ship is the Dunottar Castle, but where is she lying? Maybe it's easy to see to most here, but not to this Norwegian member. Looks like a couple of old warships out there, so it can't be somewhere insignificant!

Dunottar Castle was built in 1889 for the Castle Line, passing to Union-Castle in 19

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First thought was Falmouth but those connected hulks in te background could be Lion and Implacable and that would make it Devonport.
Kris
 

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Well if you're not sure Kris, I'll leave the question mark standing. I've googled Devonport, and Lion/implacable, but not found anything that corresponds clearly. Regards, Stein.
 

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I would guess Dartmouth.
From about 1873 until 1891, some Castle Liners made that a stop on their way to and from the Thames.

Bruce C
 

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I dug out my handy dandy "British Passenger Liners of the Five Oceans" by Commander C. R. Vernon Gibbs, Royal Navy (London, 1963), my forty year old Maritime Bible, and the author gives the liner's maiden voyage time outward:
17 days, 19 hours, 50 minutes, Dartmouth to the Cape.
Which does prove that she did use Dartmouth, at least in her early career.

Bruce C.
 

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Hi Bruce. Here's a small picture from the F. Frith collection. I think I can discern the two warships out there: http://www.francisfrith.com/search/england/devon/dartmouth/photos/dartmouth_42494a.htm. Regards, Stein
 

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Hi Kris. I suppose you mean the long building a the top of the hill at left. Looking at the two pictures I believe it would be just outside on the coloured one. Regards, Stein.
 

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Hi Iantait/Bruce/Kris. Having printed out the two photos and compared them, I'm now absolutely sure it's the same place. Congrats Iantait, you were there first. I'll change the title accordingly.

Kris. Lifted this out of Wikipeda: "The training of naval officers at Dartmouth dates from 1863 when the wooden hulks HMS Britannia and HMS Hindostan were moored in the River Dart. Prior to this there had been a Royal Naval Academy (later Royal Naval College) at Portsmouth from 1733 to 1837. The shore-based college at Dartmouth was designed by Sir Aston Webb and was completed in 1905".
With the Frith picture dated 1898 and the photochrome perhaps taken in 1890, (The maiden voyage of Dunottar Castle as described by Bruce may have started in this picture), the non-existence of the large building on the latter may have an explanation. Regards, Stein
 

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