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||"I was born at Pieta,
Malta as it was a British base and end at 1979 then when I was 25 in 1986
I start to interesting in navy and collect things about World Navy.
I learn how I will be a naval photographer. I learn the computer
alone and now after the 35mm negatives I am with digital camera. I
took old and new warships that I never see before and now I am very happy
with my work and also I thanks the Cranston Fine Arts and battleships-cruisers.co.uk
to show my work. And also I thanks my best friends in Malta to tell
me the information when they are coming and leaving Grand Harbour Malta so
I will be there to do my work. Thanks for all. Patrick"
Cranston Fine Arts and battleships-cruisers.co.uk would like to thank
Patrick for his great photos of ships from around the world at Malta from 1986 to
the present day. They are a great addition to the site.
ĄexpeditionĒ in the Danube-delta.
|"I was born in Germany in 1979, but since 1985 I live in Hungary.
I am interested in any kind of warfare since I left elementary school,
especially WW2, not only in the technological aspects, but also the
history. Itís good to know, why one part lost a battle, not only when
and how. I was always fascinated from that beautiful warships in WW2.
Iím also a quite good photographer, but I refuse to work with digital
cameras. I donít really like, that some machine tell me, what I have to
do, and how I have to do this. "
and Cranston Fine Arts would like to thank Alex for his contribution to
our site, including the identification of several ships and histories of
ships for our Austro - Hungarian Navy section and others.
||The Lemachko Collection was built up by Dmitry's father
Boris Lemachko over 50 years ago from original photographs and original
photo postcards, and represents one of the major Russian collections
available. Cranston Fine Arts and battleships-cruisers.co.uk have
arranged for copies to be made available under copyright license.
"I was born in
Ryde long before the advent of digital photography (or
digital anything else) and was
sent to sea (not unwillingly) at the age
of 16. I served my
apprenticeship with BP Tankers and joined the RFA
in 1956, my first ship being
RFA Robert Dundas. I progressed through the
ranks and was promoted to
Chief Officer of RFA Dewdale in 1973
. After serving in all
classes of RFA in most parts of the world including
the Falklands conflict, I
retired in 1990 at the age of 58.
I spent the next seven
years as Tourist Information Officer with the IOW
Council - working in the
summers and holidaying abroad in the winters.
I finally retired in
1997 and took up golf and computing, both of which I
infuriating but challenging."
Cranston Fine Arts and
would like to Thank George for the superb 350 Naval photographs of various
ships and helicopters from the 1970s to 1990s.
||Carl Proctor has contributed
greatly to many sections of this site, with photos, histories and
identification of ships. This work has helped us greatly improve our
German navy section and many other sections throughout the site.
Battleships-cruisers would like to thank Carl for his many and varied
contributions to our site.
we obtain for this site is shown on the site, we do not have any more
photos, crew lists or further information on any of the ships.
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