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  1. Scythia


    Fine color view of the old Scythia taken in the port of Liverpool in 1957, as the ship was nearing the end of her long career.
  2. The Norseman Club, Liverpool

    The Norseman Club, Liverpool

    This former waterhole might be well known by a lot of you. It used to be 'The Norseman Club' at Regent Road in Liverpool. Not a lot to do at present day, it's more a ghosttown now. Anyway; Still Standing, with good memory's. All the best to everybody.
  3. Britannic


    Britannic in wartime guise as a troopship.
  4. mv Britannic

    mv Britannic

    White Star Line's Britannic at the Liverpool Landing Stage. Launched by Harland and Wolff in 1929 she was the penultimate ship to join White Star before the merger with Cunard.
  5. mv Britannic

    mv Britannic

    White Star Line's Britannic at the Liverpool Landing Stage. Launched by Harland and Wolff in 1929 she was the penultimate ship to join White Star before the merger with Cunard.
  6. Histories
    Hi I've been doing some local history research into various aspects of Crosby, Liverpool, and have been studying a tragic event when three young schoolboys drowned at Crosby beach on 17 July 1893. They'd gone on the beach at near to low tide, then got stranded on a sandbank, possibly caught in...
  7. Maritime Family History Research
    Hello All, I'm new to this site but I found you guys when researching a label on a steel travel trunk that my Great Granny used when moving from Pakistan to the UK in around 1951. The label shows she travelled on the Circassia from Karachi to Liverpool. She would have travelled with her...
  8. Ship Research
    Hello All - this is my first time posting here. I am hoping you can "steer me" in the right direction. I am looking for a list of the crew from the US based merchant ship, the Sue Lykes, from June-early Aug. 1954. In particular, I need the list showing crew names when they departed from either...
  9. Liverpool mk8

    Liverpool mk8

    Liverpool's mk8 4.5 gun now landed at Priddys Hard, Gosport.
  10. Poster for Liverpool

    Poster for Liverpool

    Shame the content isn't 'actual' rather than artistic licence. Accompanying text as under. ~~~ A wonderful and evocative illustration on the cover of a Mersey Docks & Harbour Board, 1950s booklet showing Liverpool's docks in its traditional heyday. Ships at dock, tugs, cranes - railways a
  11. Maritime Family History Research
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  12. Wrecks
    Good evening, 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...
  13. Ferry Across the Mersey

    Ferry Across the Mersey

    Waiting for the ferry in April 2016. Still can't get my head around how much had changed since I attended the fireman's training school on Pier Head in 1965.
  14. Kathleen and May Schooner in Liverpool

    Kathleen and May Schooner in Liverpool

    Topsail schooner I've featured elsewhere in the gallery when she was in Bideford. Ahh what were those silly people in Bideford thinking of letting this lovely little ship and its history depart their shores. Good on the Scousers for giving her a new home.
  15. Peary Spirit

    Peary Spirit

    Spotted on River Mersey last summer
  16. Aquitania


    Aquitania rests in the Gladstone drydock in mid-May, 1914. The workers at the dock are in the process of laying out some of the ships collapsible lifeboats on the ground in front of the drydock. This was being done so the ship could pass her safety inspection by the Board of Trade, before the ship
  17. Atlantic Sea

    Atlantic Sea

    There's a port of registry you don't often see these days
  18. Pier Head 1987

    Pier Head 1987

    Drowned now in modern architecture and tower blocks. The whole area now, for me, has lost all its glory, good memories and style.
  19. Dredger - Liverpool= MSC Buffalo

    Dredger - Liverpool= MSC Buffalo

    Dredger - Liverpool
  20. Aquitania


    This view of Aquitania arriving on the Mersey at Liverpool in 1914 is a pretty rare shot because it shows the ship before any external changes took place following the outbreak of WW1. The picture had to have been taken in July of that year, and it may be the ships last peacetime arrival at her hom