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Search: Posts Made By: IAn Burns
Forum: Ship Research 11th September 2019, 22:48
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By IAn Burns
Thanks, The Clyde Ships website has all the...

Thanks, The Clyde Ships website has all the information I require.
Forum: Ship Research 10th September 2019, 21:08
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By IAn Burns
WW1 Tug HARDI

Looking for information on a WW1 tug based it Port Said 1914/1915. Possibly an ex-Suez Canal Company tug.

I have no information about Hardi other than that she was used by RN along Sinai coast....
Forum: Royal Navy 29th January 2019, 22:15
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By IAn Burns
Thanks Brian. Wiki should always be checked...

Thanks Brian.

Wiki should always be checked of course, but there are many links accessible from that file which more than confirm the accuracy.

Including this extract:

From: Unfortunate...
Forum: Royal Navy 29th January 2019, 17:47
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By IAn Burns
Seedie Boys

In researching RN ships in E Med and Red Sea during WW1 I have encounter the term Seedie Boys several times.

The context appears to be employment of Lascar or Egyptian hands.

Can anyone clarify...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 3rd January 2019, 15:48
Replies: 0
Views: 383
Posted By IAn Burns
Port Said Coaling Islands

There were three prominent man made islands, used primarily for coaling, located just south of the Suez Canal entrance at Port Said.

They appear in early images and maps - pre WW1 - of Port Said...
Forum: Ship Research 31st August 2017, 20:33
Replies: 0
Views: 328
Posted By IAn Burns
Vorpostenboot Admiral von Hipper

Can anyone provide details - a photo would be useful as well - of the WW1 German Vorpostenboot (patrol boat) Admiral von Hipper.
She was in service, possibly based at Heligoland, in 1918.
Forum: Royal Navy 16th February 2017, 22:42
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By IAn Burns
Grand Fleet Flying Squadron support ships

The GFFS was based at Rosyth during 1918. It gathered together several seaplane carriers and the quasi aircraft carrier HMS Furious. The latter was the principal active carrier.
She was unable to...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 1st March 2016, 22:13
Replies: 3
Views: 997
Posted By IAn Burns
The Ocean on a Plank

Thanks Duncan112.

I contacted one of the sellers and they kindly sent me a scan of the pages.

If you don't ask...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 27th February 2016, 16:08
Replies: 3
Views: 997
Posted By IAn Burns
The Ocean on a Plank

The title is of W A Doust's autobiography (Seeley Service, 1976) about the salvage business between the wars and after.

I have had no success finding a copy for sale or in an accessible library.
...
Forum: Ship Research 27th January 2016, 21:49
Replies: 0
Views: 425
Posted By IAn Burns
Salvage of Ben my Chree 1921

The ex-IoMSPCo Steamer Ben-my-Chree was a seaplane carrier during WW1. She was sunk in the harbour of Castelorizo (a small island off the Turkish coast) on 8 Jan 1917.
The burnt out hull settled on...
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