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Old 26th November 2008, 23:49
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Originally Posted by LizzieNo1 View Post
Hi folks,
I'm looking for a little information. On the very few colour photo's that I have seen, the Empress Of Scotland seems to have very dark (near black) lifeboats.

I am a little confuddled by this. Are lifeboats to a safety standard of light/white colour, so as to be spotted easy? I'm probably stating the obvious, but the dark colour of Empress Of Scotland lifeboats seems odd.

Or, is there another straight forward answer?

Any help on this will be greatly appreciated.

I believe the life boats were varnished wood. I served on the Empress of Scotland, very briefly, in 1958 (I think!!). There is a beautiful model of her in the Museum of Transport in Glasgow. If I could figure out how to post a picture on Ships Nostalgia I would do!!
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