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Old 12-05-2008, 17:43
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Default Several Pics of Naval Vessel at the Grand Harbour - Malta

Dear all

For all those who are interested in pictures of Naval Vessels the following weblink might be of interest:-
http://www.shipspotting.com/userinfo.php?uid=2193, press show all at the bottom and here you go.

I think there are some 320 pics here....

Enjoy

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Old 22-06-2008, 08:57
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Default Malta: Sliema Creek, Grand Harbour etc

SHIPS IN SLIEMA CREEK,
Type 12 & type 15 frigates and a mixing of weapon and daring class destroyers, date unknown.
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Old 22-06-2008, 11:43
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I have seen this pic before ,but i have never had the opportunity to ask,?

Those slip ways to right of the piccy,were they just for hull manitance ???
simlar to the ones just inside gib dockyard gate.

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Old 22-06-2008, 22:39
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Cylla, I would say maintenance and emergency repairs during wartime, as I have not heard of any shipbuilding at Malta.
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Old 16-10-2008, 17:42
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I was in Sluys 1951-2 , we were in the Med when the King died, we then went to Malta. Destroyers mooring in Sliema creek always went in stern first to moor bows facing the sea. It was a grand sight to see 12 or so battle class moored in the creek.
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Old 16-10-2008, 17:53
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The slipways on the right are on Manoel Island and were used to slip small craft MFV's and Mls etc.
The ships in the above picture are as follows
BATTLEAXE CROSSBOW WHITBY ZEST
SCARBOROUGH DAINTY DARING
TORQUAY and TENBY
A couple of Tons and some Empire class Lst's
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Old 16-10-2008, 18:25
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An earlier view of the Med Destroyer Flotilla 1930s berthed in what I believe to be Sliema Creek although it reads Marsamuscetto Harbour.

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Old 16-10-2008, 19:05
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wonderful pictures; has anyone got any from 1950-51? I was a 4-year old at this time living with my parents in one of the flats at the top of the pic. Like any 4-year old memories are very sketchy. I am told my favourite pastime was sliding down the stairs with the daughter of one of my father's friends in the laundry hamper (dont see them anymore!). There was a huge, to me, model of the leaning tower of pisa in the entry-way, made of wood and paintred green, why?. My father was flotilla gunnery officer in Chequers, i can remember rowing across the creek with him to the old morris 10 he had on the opposite side which seemed to have half the engine on the front seat, later i understood it was only the head and he was doing a routine de-coke (another thing no one needs to do these days).
It was at this time I managed to catch polio, Chequers was then at the head of the Persian Gulf trying with her sisters to shake a stick at the Iranians so they wouldnt nationalise the oil refinery at ibadan. I think Mike Townsend was Captain D,.They did it anyway. Later i was in Bhighi hospital, remember the floating dock outside and then flying home with my mother in an Avro York full of wounded soldier from Korea.
Later in 1956 he was back with the 4th DF as Capt of Corunna; when he recorded his memories for the book just begfore he died he ran thru all the wheel and revolutions orders for approaching Sliema "con brio" for me. These details are what makes history alive.
There is a story of one of his first attempts to impress with Corunna by thundering up to the buoy astern and hoovering the buoy-ropes that the previously thoughtless occupant had left unbrailed and in the water, round both screws. It took hours of discreet unravelling in the dark to regain composure. but brio there was aplenty, no one appreciated caution in those days (so i'm told)
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Old 17-10-2008, 01:27
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A personal reflection! I first saw Sliema Creek in 1953, joining the Med Fleet after attending the Coronation Review. My enduring memory is of older Maltese men, perhaps on their way to work, drinking tea out of a glass outside one of the cafes/ bars which then lined the edge of the creek. Tea out of a glass - how cool is that! Rob T
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Old 17-10-2008, 08:41
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here s one for you tim
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Old 17-10-2008, 14:10
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Many thanks, is that from the series of the RN at Malta? I have one book, and some then and now vols left in my father's collection, a very fine photo.
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Old 17-10-2008, 14:28
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Here is a very interesting gathering of ships,of course there is "CAMPERDOWN"is in the foreground ,but the other,s in the background ,i have no idea.

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Old 17-10-2008, 19:45
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Good photograph! Thanks for sharing it.
Two of the other ships could be American
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Old 18-10-2008, 12:13
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Tim yes i ve got 3 volumes , volume 1, the victorian era 1865 -1906, volume 2 1907-1939 . the oter volume is the rn in Malta 1900-2000. bye Joseph
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Old 18-10-2008, 13:32
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Hi chris

When i ever we did a exercise with the americans,i can remember they used to mainly be up ITALY side of the coast ....never saw any around MALTA.

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Old 18-10-2008, 15:32
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don t think they re american ships . the one next to camperdown is not for sure. her pennant no looks like turkish. the americans have forward pn. joseph
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Old 18-10-2008, 15:45
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A gaggle of Battle and Weapons classes of the 107th Destroyer Squadron in Sliema Creek
DUNKIRK
TRAFALGAR
SCORPION
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Old 18-10-2008, 20:20
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I first went to Malta in May '43. A bit worse for wear,but we could still enjoy a good run ashore. Malta,amongst matelots,had one of the best known thoroughfares in the world -The 'Gut'. Went back in '86 on holiday,and the place was transformed,very enjoyable. The 'Gut' was still there of course,but gone were the bars etc,and there were no RN ships in the creek. At that time there was a dispute between our govt and the Maltese govt. Did'nt look the same without warships there.
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Old 18-10-2008, 21:13
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In my e.mails many moons ago ,i was sent this piccy ,....it just might start those grey cells working again.

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Default Grand Harbour.

On seeing the thread about 'Siliema Creek' it made me look back at some photographs taken in 2003.
I'll post them in a seperate thread for those of you who may be interested.
Unfortunately there are no ships from the 'Grey funnel line'
They may stir up a few memories especially a cetain street sign


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Old 18-10-2008, 21:45
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I'll put them up in batches of six.
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A few more.
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Another assortment.
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And some more. Note where the Barracca lift used to be.
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And finally some of the luxurious buses that now ply their trade upon the island.
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