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  1. Perspective anomaly

    Stephen J Card's post of this painting led to comments on the apparent difference of perspective between the bow area and the rest of the ship. I maintained the bow perspective was wrong, and I believe the above diagram proves it. This does not detract from the overall brilliance of the work...

    Lamport & Holt s.s. VOLTAIRE Original painting by Walter Thomas... hanging in the Merseyside Maritime Museum.
  3. Voltaire

    French battleship Voltaire, according to caption doing 21 knots. (It shows, if not in the cu****er and wake, most certainly in the smoke!) Frontispiece in a French book named Conquerors of the Sea. She was launched on 29th january 1909 and if I have not done a mix-up, she had the distinction...
  4. Voltaire

    Lamport & Holt. Cargo, Passenger. Built.1923. 13,248 tons. 1939,Converted to Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Voltaire. 1941. Sunk in battle with German Raider, THOR. 75 lives lost. My card.
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