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Old 21-12-2007, 02:20
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Here are a couple of pics I took as we passed the old rock last year on a cruise in the P&O liner Aurora.
Hope these are of interest.
It was awsome to see it after a lifetime of books about the sea.
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Old 23-12-2007, 14:15
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Ahh the City Tav, amongst others . Drunk a lot of falling-over water down there
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Old 24-12-2007, 07:04
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Wish we could have gone into that anchorage for the day Alan, but alas, we swept on by,
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Old 25-01-2008, 13:20
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Guys

Here are a few pics that I took in Gib last March:

The first few are taken in the Trafalgar cemetry (although only 3 casualties from that battle are buried there). A couple are of Ark Royal and Eagle graves in the main cemetry. One is of the memorial that commemorates the parts played by the British and American navies around Gib in WW2. There is one of a ceremonial parade that regularly takes place through the town and finally one of part of the cold war defences.

Hope you find them interesting...John
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Old 25-01-2008, 19:29
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Great pictures John of such a notable place. I'd love to go there.

We'll never give up Gibraltar - will we?
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Old 25-01-2008, 21:56
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I say John Brown, damn fine pics old chap.
As Herk says, I'd liked to have gone there too. Why P&O doesn't stop there and not some of these awful places can only be exorbitant port fees costs.
I can never work this out, as ships with 2000 passengers with all the money they have to spend ashore could virtually fund the place.

Must be marvelous to read those tombstones about Trafalgar.
Thanks for adding this.
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Old 26-01-2008, 09:07
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Guys,

Glad you liked the pics. Here's a few more that might interest you:

The first is taken from the rock. The small harbour is called Rosia Bay or Nelsons Anchorage. This is where Nelsons body was brought ashore after Trafalgar. At the top right hand tip of the bay is a white stucture surrounded by greenery. This is the site of the '100 ton' gun, a huge cannon. Two of these were built and the other is sited on the island of Malta.

The next two pics are of 'Jocks Balcony' which is high up on the rock face. When the tunnels in the rock were being extended during WW2 the personnel working on it needed somewhere to go for short breaks that would allow them some daylight. Hence the balcony was dug and named after the Scots that built it.

The last pic shows a view from the balcony overlooking the runway and, in the foreground, the main cemetry.

Our guide on the tunnel tour told me that the local Morrisons supermarket now has more staff working on Gib than the Royal Navy does.


Regards...John
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Old 26-01-2008, 10:00
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Very progressive supermarket - Morrison's!

Thanks very much for these. I did enjoy seeing them. I guess my total knowledge of the Rock has been gleaned from Patrick O'Brian. So you're putting a bit of meat onto these memories.
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Great photos you two brought some memories thanks Rom
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Old 08-12-2008, 13:25
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I'm seeking history of Gibraltar around 1823.

My Great Great Grandmother was born there. My Great Great Great Grandmother (born in Scarborough) was English and was married to a soldier, so was presumably accompanying her husband on his posting there.
Many of my ancestors have naval associations, so it is possible that he was a Marine.
My Great Great Grandmother subsequently married a mariner and returned to Hartlepool where my Great Grandmother was born in 1850.
If I can find what Regiments were stationed in Gibraltar in 1823 I might be able to trace my Great Great Great Grandfather.
Another ancestor was a 'Prentice' (sic) aged 15 on a ship named 'Alert' in 1861. Is this likely to be the Pre 1860 Screw Sloops HMS Alert Launched 1856 Sold 1896 (From:- http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/cruisers.htm )?

Any online sources for crew lists would be appreciated to help me in my search for my family history.

Thank-you.
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Old 15-03-2009, 23:49
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Some pictures of Gibraltar in the 1880's.
Sorry, the last one is Rothesay, I had a senior moment.



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Old 16-03-2009, 00:36
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Welcome aboard Jack.

I would think that someone with a rating/position of "Prentice" would have been on a merchant vessel of some kind.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:45
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Great photos you two brought some memories thanks Rom
Bet Catalan Bay looks nothing like this now.....


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Old 01-08-2009, 18:08
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Happy memories of sitting at a cafe in Mackintosh Square on a Saturday checking my lottery tickets as the numbers were read out from the town hall.

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Old 16-08-2009, 17:28
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Here is a view taken from boat we hired .

The first ship near the sheer legs ,is my old ship SCYLLA , the other would be PENELOPE the other could be BRIGHTON ,being refitted out . the othe ,i havent a clue .

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Old 28-08-2009, 16:33
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1972 from the top of the rock.

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Old 28-08-2009, 19:20
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the othe ,i havent a clue .

Cylla, post # 12 poss a Tribal Class? what year was it?

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Old 28-08-2009, 20:06
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Hi.

The photo is made in 1908 from board of Russian battleship "Slava".

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Old 28-08-2009, 21:30
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Alex,

Re post #15 above; now I am completely confused was this a reply to the query about post #12???

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Old 28-08-2009, 22:49
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Nice to see the Pics. of Gib. calling there for half a day in Oct. on the Ventura.
They brought back memories not been since nov.58.
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Old 28-08-2009, 22:53
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I find the currently underused Gibraltar with barely a RN presence at all to speak of very sad.
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Old 29-08-2009, 05:43
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Re post #15 above; now I am completely confused was this a reply to the query about post #12???
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I badly know the English language and consequently your question to me is not clear.

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Old 29-08-2009, 16:17
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I am sorry.
I badly know the English language and consequently your question to me is not clear.

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Worry not Alex - your English is far better than my/our Russian.

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Old 29-08-2009, 17:11
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the othe ,i havent a clue .

Cylla, post # 12 poss a Tribal Class? what year was it?

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It was 1970 , we had been doing towing trials .


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Old 29-08-2009, 19:31
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Little h / Cylla

Looking at the pic in Alex post #19 - when would you say that was ?

My guess is between the wars in 30's - Wrestling with the pennant numbers on the DD centre picture it look like H79 which was HMS Firedrake. Built 1934 Sunk 1942.

Yet another mystery for our experts.

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