I wondered if someone could help or point me in the right direction of where to look for some more information on where my Grandad served. He served with the Royal marine engineers as a diver.
I have his service record but the only ships mentioned (and therefore giving a clue to where...
This was how the 'Serenissima' looked on Monday 20th May when she took the wrong side of the Corran Ledge buoy, marking the entrance to Oban Bay. Not the recommended route! She was pulled off later that night - about 1.00 am.
The town of Oban with its port, photographed in the first decade of the 20th century.
The picture was taken from an older German geographical schoolbook, edited in three volumes in 1911-1913 in Trier, Rhine province. Several vessels are anchoring in the horseshoe bay of Oban Harbour. The large two-
This reminds me - just a little! - of Oban in the 'good old days'. The 'King George V' is lying at the equivalent of the North Pier, while the 'Claymore' is trying to dock at the Railway Pier! With a wee bit of imagination, you can see it all! The weather was sufficiently calm to allow me to set
My 55-inch model of the 'King George V' took its maiden voyage(s) on Saturday 5th May. Stability etc. was perfect - absolutely no problems, and, as you can see, the model can be trimmed to sit just below the white waterline. Very, very realistic - at least to me! Thanks again, Sandy (Thomson), fo
Or is it? On second thoughts, it could be the jetty on the Union Canal, Falkirk, when I was sailing the model on Saturday afternoon! I am delighted with the overall performance. The model is very easy to control, and very fast in the water - not surprisingly.
This is the next ship being built at MeekYards, Falkirk - a 1/60 approx. model of the classic David MacBrayne turbine steamer, 'King George V', built by Wm Denny in 1926, for Turbine Steamers Ltd (transferred to MacBrayne's in 1935). I knew her well in the 1960s and early 1970s, as she and the 'Cla
A view of Oban taken from a glass slide originally produced by George Washington Wilson, a one time photographer to the Queen. He died in 1893, and many of his Scotland photos were available in the 1860 - 1870 period, so I guess there is a fair age to this one. It is exceedingly sharp and clear cons