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Forum: Blue Star Line 25th October 2019, 04:07
Replies: 26
Views: 2,966
Posted By Brent Chambers
Generalized names such as "Caledonia"(Scotland),...

Generalized names such as "Caledonia"(Scotland), "Celtic", "Gaelic", "Royal", "Stuart", "Ulster" about covers the UK-oriented names.
Forum: Navies 27th September 2019, 00:25
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By Brent Chambers
Ranpura started out as a P&O liner, built 1925,...

Ranpura started out as a P&O liner, built 1925, served as an Armed Merchant Cruiser from 1939-42. Sold to The Admiralty in 1942, converted to a repair ship by 1944. Sold and broken up in 1961....
Forum: Ship Research 2nd May 2010, 00:39
Replies: 25
Views: 5,346
Posted By Brent Chambers
John, I've just been looking through your...

John, I've just been looking through your website, in particular the history & ships built by Readheads. What a pleasure to come across such interesting and well-laid out history, with lots of...
Forum: Ship Research 19th January 2009, 08:37
Replies: 15
Views: 5,425
Posted By Brent Chambers
Hi Timbuctou--can only answer one of your...

Hi Timbuctou--can only answer one of your questions--she was sunk by U168, 12.4.1943.
Cheers, Brent
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th October 2008, 04:53
Replies: 20
Views: 2,106
Posted By Brent Chambers
I've been a memberof this most excellent site...

I've been a memberof this most excellent site since mid 2007--my first love is British ships--get spoiled everyday with some great images--
ALWAYS something new--some of the more average shots make...
Forum: Shaw Savill 9th July 2008, 01:34
Replies: 20
Views: 3,485
Posted By Brent Chambers
John, the warship you mention was the sloop HMS...

John, the warship you mention was the sloop HMS Veronica, who's crew did sterling work after the earthquake. She was berthed at the inner harbour, known as the Iron Pot, and because the seabed rose...
Forum: Ship Research 7th March 2008, 10:29
Replies: 1
Views: 773
Posted By Brent Chambers
Totally agree Barnsey--an outstanding, thoughtful...

Totally agree Barnsey--an outstanding, thoughtful collection of photos of all that was good about shipping in the '60's. Christmas present from me to me. Just think of all the photos that were...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd February 2008, 20:48
Replies: 4
Views: 6,427
Posted By Brent Chambers
Hi Tina, It could be the...

Hi Tina,
It could be the Bulgaria(1898/10,237grt) of the Hamburg America Line, although with the deckhouse around the f'wd mast could be Batavia(1899/
10,178grt), also of Hamburg America.
Happy...
Forum: Tankers 6th October 2007, 10:20
Replies: 368
Views: 47,941
Posted By Brent Chambers
Barnsey, better still--Kenneth Wynn, the author...

Barnsey, better still--Kenneth Wynn, the author of "U-boat ops etc", works at Rare Books, 6 High St, Auckland Central. He "just happened to have" both volumes there at the time. cheers, Brent
Forum: Tankers 3rd October 2007, 12:06
Replies: 368
Views: 47,941
Posted By Brent Chambers
Hi Barnsey, In your quest for authoritative books...

Hi Barnsey, In your quest for authoritative books on German WWII submarines
have you come across Kenneth Wynn's "U-boat Operations of the Second World War?" A substantial, 2 volume work which came...
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