HMS Cardiff at anchor of Port Howard West Falklands with her Battle Ensigns flying on the 15 June 1982. Where we took the surrender of 715 Argentine soldiers that had been garrisoned there. Photo taken by Leading Seaman (Radar)
The Black stripe down the side was painted during ou
CP Ships class 3 chemical tankers coming alongside in Port Stanley in 1982. My ship the Fort Rouge bringing fresh water to the Fort Toronto in the now peacetime harbour of Port Stanley.
Fresh water was pretty important stuff to the ships down there at the time. We were sent to top up the MOD fitt
I've just found that my gt gt grandfather George Unwin of Liverpool (b1839 and a sailmaker) died in Montevideo after his ship Rotomahana caught fire and sank near Elephant Cay Rock in the Falklands on August 19 1884.
Launched just three years previously, the Rotomahana was an...
On 4 December 1912, The Lady Elizabeth left Vancouver bound for Delagoa Bay Mozambique, with a shipment of lumber. The ship encountered severe weather halfway through the voyage and was damaged just off Cape Horn. Four crew members were lost overboard, along with the ship's two boats and part of
In connection with previous discussion over my pic of East Cove, Mare Harbour, Falklands, here is a postage stamp of 12 May 1985 showing Merchant Providence at that location. The stamp is on a first day cover commemorating the official opening of Mount Pleasant Airport on that date. The ship's ident
Shot taken from the bridge deck, to port of the swimming pool showing part of the deck cargo of lub. oil drums (Castrol, not BP). The stbd. lifeboat davits can be seen, stbd. bridge wing and sparky's mast.