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  1. Empire of the Deep

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    Whether you are RN, MN or interested in maritime history, this book by Ben Wilson is well researched covering the Rise & Fall of the British Navy. He starts - England 793 -878 AD through to 1982-2013, ....... the cruel sea which man has made more cruel. An interesting book with colour plates...
  2. Duty done

    Duty done

    Probably HMS Nelson and a Royal Sovereign class battleship at Inverkeithing for breaking.
  3. Totara (I)

    Totara (I)

    Snapshot of S.S. 'Totara' at Wellington, NZ Totara Built: 1924, Warren's New Holland Shipyard, near Hull Tonnage: 421grt Owners: Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co, Nelson, NZ Built as 'Margaret Birch', for G.F.Birch and Sons, Hull 1926: Sold to Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co, r/n 'Totara' 1955: Sold to
  4. Puriri (I)

    Puriri (I)

    Snapshot of M.V. 'Puriri' on the slip at Nelson? Puriri Built: 1938, Henry Robb Ltd, Leith Tonnage: 927grt Owners: Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co, Nelson, NZ Specially designed for West Coast coal trade, was taken over by Royal NZ Navy beginning of WWII, and commissioned as a minesweeper, 19.4.1941
  5. Waimea

    Waimea

    Photo of S.S. 'Waimea' in Wellington harbour, partially dismantled prior to scuttling in 1939. The funnel is lying on its side, portside. Waimea Built: 1909 Mackie and Thomson, Glasgow Tonnage: 454grt Owners: Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co, Nelson, NZ In fleet 1909-28, then was in Union SSCo fleet
  6. Alexander

    Alexander

    Snapshot of Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co's 'Alexander'. Not sure where in NZ this is, but the unusual structure in the foreground may be a clue. Alexander Built: 1903, Mackie and Thomson, Glasgow Tonnage: 377grt Owners: Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co, Nelson, NZ. 1950: Sold to L.Graham, A.Barnett,
  7. Nelson

    Nelson

    Photograph of HMS Nelson, released for publication in August 1942, as a press release in the USA by the British Information Services in New York, the following description for the photo is typed on the back. HMS Nelson fires a broadside. This battleship was one of the forces which escorted the rece
  8. Nelson

    Nelson

    B turret on Nelson firing a salvo of 16" shells, each shell weighing 2048lbs and with a maximum range of 41900 yards. The barrel life for the guns was 200 firings with a full charge cordite propellant
  9. Nelson and Barham

    Nelson and Barham

  10. Nelson, shipping (2)

    Nelson, shipping (2)

    Old postcard of shipping at Nelson, New Zealand, showing Union SSCo's 'Pateena'(?), Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co ship.
  11. The Port, Nelson, NZ

    The Port, Nelson, NZ

    Small card of the port, Nelson, with A Shaw Savill liner, Anchor Shipping and Foundry's 'Matangi', plus 2 other Anchor coasters. Photo looks like early 1950's?
  12. Nelson, shipping (I)

    Nelson, shipping (I)

    Another F.N.Jones postcard of shipping at Nelson, c.early 1900's. At least 4 Anchor Shipping and Foundry coasters in port, plus 2 Union SSCo ships(? and 'Arahura').
  13. The Wharves, Nelson

    The Wharves, Nelson

    Postcard of the wharves, Nelson, early 1900's. Union SSCo's 'Arahura', Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co coaster between 'Arahura' and a Shaw Savill liner (Mamari maybe?).
  14. HMS NELSON

    HMS NELSON

    No doubting her identity with NE emblazoned on her turret, a thing I never knew was done on battleships.
  15. Totara (II)

    Totara (II)

    Totara (II) Built: 1957 E.J.Smit, Westerbroek Tonnage: 792grt Owners: Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co, Nelson, NZ 1979: Sold, r/n 'Pacific Bold' 1987: Sold, r/n 'Antares' 1990: Sold, r/n 'Sygnus' 1991: Sold, r/n 'riviheti' 2000: Broken up, Mumbai.
  16. Nelson, c.1970's?

    Nelson, c.1970's?

    Port of Nelson, c. 1970's?
  17. Willomee

    Willomee

    Willomee Built: 1945 Commonwealth Govt Shipyard, Hobart, Tasmania Tonnage: 304grt Owners: Pearl Kasper Shipping Co, Nelson Serviced NZ coast for various companies from 1950-67. 1967: Sprang a leak on 22 June, taken in tow by tug 'Herekino', but sank on June 23, 1967.
  18. Towai

    Towai

    Towai heading up harbour to Port Chalmers Towai Built: 1949 J.Pollock and Sons, Faversham Tonnage: 553grt Owners: Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co, Nelson 1949: Built as 'Golden Hind' for E.J. and W. Goldsmith, London, although originally laid down as Royal Navy Aircraft Transport 'Sea Hurricane'(Mira
  19. Totara at Nelson

    Totara at Nelson

    Totara--sister of Titoki (II) Built: 1957 E.J.Smit, Westerbroek Tonnage: 855grt Owners: Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co, Nelson 1979: Pacific Bold 1987: Antares 1990: Sygnus 1991: Riviheti 2000: Broken up Mumbai
  20. Titoki (II)

    Titoki (II)

    Titoki (II) Built: 1958 E.J.Smit, Westerbroek Tonnage: 855grt Owners: Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co, Nelson 1982: Wild Rover 1985: Varuna 1985: Golden Pearl 1986: Intercity I 1987: Broken up Mangalore
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