I might be wrong, almost 50 years ago, I believe it was in London.
A lot of engine mouvements to get to the dock.
Also, I remember, that it was required by the galley staff to leave an area free on the stove for the various water kettles of the longshore men, for their tea. Being a young sailor at
General Cargo, Motor Vessel Kindrence, launched, as the General Cargo, Motor Vessel Bianca, Saturday, 19/08/1950, to Yard Number 210, by N.V. Scheepswerf 'Waterhuizen' J. Pattje, Waterhuizen, Netherlands, and completed and delivered, Tuesday, 24/10/1950, to Derk Schothorst and Ebbe Hylkema, Groninge
IMO Number: 5402241; Official No.304228
General Cargo, Motor Barge Caption, launched, 1963, to yard number S.797, by Richard Dunston (Hessle) Limited, Hessle, and completed and delivered, Tuesday, 16/04/1963, to London and Rochester Trading Company Limited, Rochester, registered, Rochester; Gross R
Spritsail and auxiliary engine, Sailing Barge Thyra, built and launched, Thursday, 18/12/1913, by Albert Alfred Hutson, Maidstone, for own account; Gross Registered Tonnage: 87.72; Net Registered Tonnage: 69.56; 25.97 x 6.00 x 2.01; retro-fitted, 1931, with 1 x 4 cylinder, 4-stroke, self-acting, oil
The second Mauretania is seen steaming on the River Thames, as she approaches the King George V Drydock in London on the eve of the Second World War. She would get a new coat of wartime gray, and she took on an old World War I era gun on her stern. She would next head for New York to await her fir
The brand new Viking Line cruise ship, Viking Star on her 'maiden Call' at Greenwich, London. She was on her way to Bergen for her naming ceremony. While there has been a lot of hype regarding the ship I have to admit that, while it was a lovely day for taking photographs, she let me totally uninspi
The most highly-rated cruise ship in the world, Europa. I took this photo just before I went on board for lunch.
Yes, it was all very nice but I still preferred the 1953-built Europa ex Kungsholm.
The photo was taken on mid-summers day but it looked and felt like winter!
Flintshire entering the locks for the Royal Docks, London. I'm sure there will be someone wearing a bowler hat on the quay checking that we do it right! Radnorshire can be seen alongside inside the dock. The berth that she is on, I believe now is at the end of the City Airport runway.
Another image on the theme of Dragonfly helicopters embarked as 'test dummies' for blast effects of the then new Sea slug missile. here HMS London fires a Sea Slug Mk1 and again a surplus Dragonfly helo is used to practically measure the blast effects whilst secured on the flight deck. this is very